LoCash Tackle Setbacks To Play For Country Jam USA Crowd
July 28, 2011 at 10:59 AM (PT)
R&J RECORDS duo the LOCASH COWBOYS ran into issues as they attempted to travel from MARNE, MI to COUNTRY JAM USA in EAU CLAIRE, WI over the weekend. After their show on FRIDAY (7/22) in MICHIGAN, their bus would not start. Without mechanics or rental cars available at the late hour, it was SATURDAY morning (7/23) before they got the bus fixed.
With 500 miles ahead to drive LOCASH’s CHRIS LUCAS said, “COUNTRY JAM has always been great to us, and we were determined not to miss the show. We didn’t want to let our fans down.”
The team attempted to find a charter plane to shorten their trip and finally found one in MADISON, WI., a two hour drive to EAU CLAIRE. They arrived at the plane around 4p (CT), loaded it up, and the band took off for the 45-minute flight. A police escort was waiting with a van from the festival to take them to the grounds upon landing and they pulled up to the steps of the stage at exactly 4:59p (CT) to perform. Their manager had called ahead and arranged to borrow some equipment for the set, but as they walked up the steps to go on stage the stage manager shut down the main stage because of approaching storms.
Fans were unhappy to hear that LOCASH COWBOYS would not be playing on the main stage so ATLANTIC/SOUTHERN GROUND/BIGGER PICTURE group ZAC BROWN BAND arranged for the guys to play after their set. They went on stage, but during their performance of “Keep in Mind,” PRESTON’s piano was not working, having gotten wet during the storm. The duo sang their last single acoustically. Once they finished the song they turned around and BROWN was on stage with them. BROWN joked with the crowd that he was happy to open for LOCASH COWBOYS.
“I made sure I personally thanked ZAC when he came off stage that night. He was so genuine, cool, and sincere about giving us the opportunity to close the night on the main stage,” said BRUST. “It was a historical night for LOCASH, to perform in front of 30,000 fans under such conditions, and we can’t thank the ZAC BROWN BAND and COUNTR JAM enough for giving us such a great memory. It’s definitely going in our book some day!”
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