Zac Brown Unleashed

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By Annette Holloway

Zac Brown Band 

Down the Rabbit Hole Live! Tour 2019 / Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.

April 12, 2019  

Life was good on a Friday night when I walked into the amphitheater in Virginia Beach for the much-anticipated, 20,000-capacity outdoor venue’s debut concert of the season. The moment I saw the massive stage setup, I knew I’d better buckle up for a stunning sensory overload.  

Starting with several carefree songs about beach life, the 3-time GRAMMY® Award-winning Zac Brown Band praised those light-hearted times we all know and love here on the U.S. East Coast. The crowd filling up the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater sang along with every word.

However, Zac seemed anything but carefree about his nearly 30 songs selected for the night. Like a beast uncaged, he defied all genre labels.  Whether performing an original song such as “Day for the Dead” or covers of legendary artists such as “Devil Went Down to Georgia” by Charlie Daniels Band, and "Bulls on Parade” by Rage Against the Machine, the expertise of all eight band members on their array of instruments was nothing short of jaw-dropping (see band members and setlist below the gallery). My personal favorite out of the 12 cover songs was a classic, “Life in the Fast Lane” by The Eagles.  Of course, “Chicken Fried” stood out as the fan favorite, especially when our military was honored halfway through with a beautiful tribute.

 As you can see in the images below, gorgeous scenery and captivating graphics delighted fans and photographers alike on this Virginia stop of Down the Rabbit Hole Live! tour.  Zac entertained with the perfect blend of carefree country with all the feels, and fiery southern rock with screaming guitars.  However, this free-spirited artist may surprise you with his next album.

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Band Members:           

 Zac Brown                 lead vocals, guitar, banjo, bass

Coy Bowles                multi-instrumentalist guitar slide guitar, organ, piano

Clay Cook                  multi-instrumentalist guitar, slide guitar organ, piano, backing vocals

Daniel de los Reyes    percussionist

Matt Mangano          bass

Jimmy De Martini      fiddle, guitar, mandolin, backing vocals

Chris Fryar                 drummer

John Driskell Hopkinsmulti-instrumentalist bass guitar, guitar, baritone guitar ukulele upright bass, banjo, backing vocals

Setlist

1. Homegrown

2. Uncaged

3. Knee Deep

4. Keep Me In Mind

5. Use Somebody (Kings of Leon Cover)

6. Someone I Used to Know

7. Highway 20 Ride

8. The Devil Went Down to Georgia (The Charlie Daniels Band Cover)

9. Sweet Annie

10. Whipping Post (The Allman Brothers Band Cover)

11. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (James Taylor Cover)

12. Toes

13. The Boxer (Simon & Garfunkel Cover)

 

Intermission

 

14. Percussion / Drum Solo

15. Tomorrow Never Comes / Wake Me Up / Little Lion Man / I Will Wait

16. Beautiful Drug

17. God Given

18. Pride (In the Name Of Love) (U2 Cover)

19. Colder Weather / Take It to The Limit (Eagles Cover)

20. Day for The Dead

21. As She's Walking Away

22. Jeremy (Pearl Jam Cover)

23. Violin Intro / Free / Into the Mystic

24. Chicken Fried

 

Encore:

25. Guitar Battle

26. Life In The Fast Lane (Eagles Cover)

27. Pour Some Sugar On Me (Def Leppard Cover)

28. Hot For Teacher (Van Halen Cover)

29. Bulls On Parade (Rage Against The Machine Cover)