When you hear the words “acoustic show”, you tend to expect everyone being exceptionally mellow, right? Well, this show was not quite like that. Between Dolt, Elisium, and the incredible Zach Myers and Justin Moore, the energy was quite the opposite. At moments, such as when Zach and Justin decided to play the classic Shinedown song, “45”, the entire room was singing at the top of their lungs.
There’s very few things more incredible in this world than people coming together simply for the music. Zach said it best on stage when he said that what he loved about the acoustic shows he personally has been involved with, you can take away the drums and electric aspects and still have an incredible song. This spread through all acts; it’s actually fairly rare when all the acts are equally as talented. This was one of those rare nights when you are simply amazed by everyone involved. Dolt, a local band that is on the heavier scale of things opened the night by being “Angrily acoustic”, as their singer Tyler Kluesner stated during their set. They set up a certain vibe for the night that simply proved that there were no rockstars in the room. Everyone was just there for a good time, and to say a good time was delivered is an understatement.
Elisium, an alternative rock band from Virginia really stole the show. Between their singer, Nate Compton sounding nearly identical to Maynard James Keenan and his awe inspiring cover of “Snuff” by Slipknot, they left the perfect first impression on all of us Floridians that were freshly introduced to them.
Then came time for the act everyone had been waiting for –Zach Myers and Justin Moore. This was a short night for them, though they still played a two hour set filled with their own work, and some of their favorite songs. This included, “Rocket man” by Sir Elton John, “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper, and a bunch more. The very unique thing about this particular set was, they had no set list. They were playing whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted, for however long they wanted to. Zach even stated on stage that the show could go on as long as people wanted. The only condition was he insisted that he was going to get people to sing along. Before the show had begun, we had heard that he was beginning to lose his voice and this performance showed why. Not only were they doing exceptionally long sets every night, but both Zach and Justin both gave a performance of about three hundred and fifty percent.
The best part about their entire performance was the fact that you could tell they were genuinely just there because they wanted to play music with their best friend by their side. It was honestly one of the sweetest, and best things to have ever happened at a concert. It stands as another reminder among millions that music can be a very powerful bond between people.
Big thanks to:
· Yabo’s in Fort Myers, Florida for putting on this show
· Brad Thompson for allowing Immortal Music to cover this show.
·Dolt, Elisium, Justin Moore and Zach Myers for putting on a wonderful performance.
· Zach Myers, Justin Moore and Elisium for agreeing to do interviews with Immortal Music.
· All three acts for allowing it all to be filmed.
· Everyone that came out to the show in support.
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