Mike Sudhalter | December 27, 2008
Last night's Roger Creager show was amazing. I'd seen him twice before at Ziegenbock Festivals in Bryan and Houston, respectively, but I learned there's so much more that you can pack into a 95-minute show as opposed to the hour-long set.
I'd heard there wasn't going to be an opening act, but then got there and saw the Kyle Bennett Band was selling merchandise. So I figured they were in the house. I'd never seen them before, because I was running late to the Ziegenbock at Lake Bryan and missed their set.
They're pretty talented as well. I was however, looking forward to hearing them perform their ballad, "Into Her Arms," but it didn't fit into their hour-long set.
Creager is an energizer-bunny dressed in a black cowboy hat and jeans. I doubt there's a performer in Texas (or in the United States) that has his sheer energy and desire to give the crowd every penny's worth in admission. I mean, the guy makes Garth Brooks look like George Strait when it comes to stage performance. Those of you who have seen Garth and George live know what I'm talking about.
While I count several Creager songs among my overall favorites, "Love" simply stands out. There's so much passion in that song, and it's just a country theme with rock energy and a mix of both, sound-wise.