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Boots & Hearts 2013 Spotlight: Emerson Drive

By Phjoshua @thereviewsarein

Boots and Hearts 2013 Ferris Wheel and Durango Banner [credit: Trish Cassling]The fans at Boots & Hearts may have had to wait an extra year to see Emerson Drive on stage in Bowmanville… but it was worth it.

The band admitted during the set that they were supposed to be on the inaugural bill last year, but it didn’t work out – so getting the chance to play this year, on the extra day, was a cool thing for them. And the Thursday night fans were very happy that it all worked out.

Still riled up from Tim Hicks‘ set, the crowd popped when the boys of Emerson Drive hit the stage and started things off with a sans-Doc Walker version of Let It Roll and they stayed loud and engaged throughout a set that included I Should Be Sleepin’, Fall Into Me (2 of my favs), Moments (their 1st #1 hit) and more.

The boys have been doing their thing for a long time (17 years or so) and there have been many opportunities to see them at shows over that time. But it just never came to be for me. Thursday’s set was my 1st time seeing Emerson Drive live and while it would have been since to have seen them years ago, I’m glad that I can now say that I have and that they were great.

This is a band that has seen and done it all in Canadian Country Music. Here’s hoping they keep it up.

Good luck at the CCMA’s guys.

Work Hard, Play Harder, Be Awesome.

Emerson Drive at Boots and Hearts 2013 [credit: Trish Cassling]

Emerson Drive Guitars and Boots and Hearts 2013 [credit: Trish Cassling]

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