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Summer Nights in Hartford

The Live & Loud tour featuring Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry and Cassadee Pope played to a sold out Comcast Theater in Hartford Connecticut in June. With a line up such as this, you are in for a real treat and a perfect summer night made the night even better.

For those of you that watch the TV show, The Voice may remember Cassadee Pope. This young 24 year old was the winner of season 3 of The Voice. This was my second time in a matter of weeks seeing and photographing Pope, and I can see why she was crowned the winner of The Voice. She is such a natural and has a voice that just carries over the summer air.

Once the crowd was warmed up, Neil, Kimberly and Reid, better known as The Band Perry hit the stage. Only having signed to Republic Nashville during the summer of 2009, this is one band that just keeps getting bigger by the day. Having just turned 30, Kimberly, the oldest of the three siblings makes the stage her home along with her brothers. You might think the Perry’s have been doing this for far longer. Their high energy shows are filled with their hits such as “You Lie”, “If I Die Young” and their latest hit “DONE”.

Then came the band everyone was waiting for all night, Rascal Flatts. This is a band that you could say has stood the test of time. Having been together for more than a decade, Rascal Flatts might be bigger now than they ever have been. Having seen Rascal Flatts many times over that last few years, their shows continue to pack a punch every time. Drummer and bandleader, Jim Riley lays the foundation down to a “T”. Rascal Flatts entertains the audience with their catalog of hits like “Prayin’ For Daylight”, “Fast Cars and Freedom”, and “Me and My Gang”.

If you have not done so, or even if you have seen them a dozen times, get out this summer and catch Rascal Flatts.

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The Band Perry Live at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook

June got off to a great start at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook when The Band Perry brought their live show to the stage. This year has been a big year for Perry’s with their new album “Pioneer” that was released in the spring and a slot on the Rascal Flatts tours this summer. “Pioneer” is a bit more hard edged then their self titled debut album “The Band Perry”. Siblings, Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry bring that hard edge to their live shows. This is the third year in a row that I was able to catch and photograph this band and I can say that they have grown into their roles on stage. Seeing them for the first time in 2011 opening for Tim McGraw and in 2012 opening for Brad Paisley, they have had great experience and exposure to build their craft to where they are now.

Opening the show was season 3 winner of the Voice, Cassadee Pope. There is good reason why Cassadee was the winner on the Voice……….What a voice she has. As a new act to the stage, Pope seemed to have a pretty big fan base already. I think this is one talent to be on the look for.

The Band Perry played most of the tracks of that new album “Pioneer” such as “Better Dig Two” and “Done” which have been huge singles for them. The Perry’s and the entire band put everything they have into their live shows. This is one band that can keep you on your feet for the entire show as they did this night at Meadowbrook. They also included their hits from their first album such as “You Lie” and If I Die Young” which the crowd sang and over powered the band at times.

Do yourself a favor and catch The Band Perry live this summer. You can catch them on tour with Rascal Flatts this summer.

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