Concert Review: NEEDTOBREATHE

Joe Lyles
Features Writer

 

Last Saturday night, many fans in downtown Atlanta enjoyed an evening filled with the sounds of the great Johnny Cash… kinda.

NEEDTOBREATHE, along with Ben Rector played at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, Ga.

At this sold out and popular venue, NEEDTOBREAHTE performed their version of Cash’s ever so famous “Folsom Prison Blues.”

NEEDTOBREATHE’s Reckoning Tour was nothing less than a spectacle in the eyes of young fans and concert goers.

Both Ben Rector and NEEDTOBREATHE, both have a very loyal fan base out of Samford University, where both have appeared in concert.

Many Samford students enjoyed the Reckoning Tour as these familiar artists graced our ears once again.

“I enjoyed the concert from the moment I walked into the Tabernacle until the moment I walked out,” freshman journalism and mass communication major, Madison Miles said.

Ben Rector, out of Nashville, Tenn., had a very upbeat and energizing performance, while trying his best to prepare the crowd for what they were about to experience.

As NEEDTOBREATHE graced the stage, they proved themselves once again as the high energy and engaging rock band, out of Possum Kingdom, S.C., that they are.

“It was so hard hitting. It made me realize the expansiveness of their songwriting and instrumentation,” sophomore history major, Russell Smith said.

Beginning with album opener “Oohs and Ahhs,” NEEDTOBREATHE showed their fans just how many “oohs and ahhs” they can get with their first song of the night.

After introducing his brother, Bo Rinehart, and other band members, Seth Bolt, and Joe Stillwell, lead singer Bear Rinehart very humbly thanked his many fans as he reminisced about the times in which he was once a loyal concert goer at the very same venue. This simple act of gratitude only more greatly exemplified the character of this band which is already so greatly appreciated.

They ended with the all acoustic and unplugged version of well known song, “Slumber.”

This performance once again provided the musicality and soul that this great band has to offer.

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