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Jack inGram Not Worth A Dime Bag

Jack inGram Not Worth A Dime Bag
Jack inGram Not Worth A Dime Bag

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Lana Sevold

I had not been to a concert in awhile and I was in need of a concert fix. I had an opportunity to go see Jack Ingram Friday, February 23. For those of you that have not heard of Jack Ingram he is known for songs such as Love You, Wherever You Are, and the country version of Lips of an Angel. Even though I have not been a fan of his music I have always enjoyed seeing concerts at the Rose. The Grizzly Rose is the place to go for country concerts in Colorado. It has a long-standing history of showcasing music greats before their careers kicked into high gear. Acts at the Rose have included Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, Brooks and Dunn just to name a few. According to the Grizzly Rose website, it is recognized as one of the top clubs in the country according to The Country Music Association and by the Academy of Country music.

I get ready for my country night and throw on my “We do it dirtier in the South” t-shirt. I remember my tickets, my cash and my phone. I arrive at the Rose only to find out that I forgot my id. So after a quick call to the roommate I got that situation taken care of. I met up with my girlfriend and got myself a cold Coors Light. It was a little after 8pm and there was still plenty of room to move around the venue. I am used to it being packed wall to wall at concerts.

Usually a house band plays from 8-10 pm, followed by the main act. Usually people start moving towards the stage near the end of the house band’s performance, but there seemed to be a lack of interest at this show. People seemed more interested in socializing than listening to the music. I was one of those people. I think my friends and I spent more time at the bar than watching the show. I am used to singing along at concerts, but no one seemed to know any of the songs Jack was singing. The only song I knew the lyrics to was Lips of an Angel, but that is because I am Hinder fan, Jack’s version lacks the intensity of Hinder’s version. I overheard other people saying they liked Hinder’s version better. It is about 45 minutes into the show and I am disappointed that I am not being captivated. I was hoping his performance on stage would make me a fan, but that did not happen. If his performance gained him any new fans, I did not meet them.

I saw people leave the show early, perhaps it was due to the fact that Jack seemed to talk more than sing. I really hate it when bands/ singer talk in a self-deprecating manner for instance he talked about listening to the radio and not hearing his song(s) on the Top 100 Country Countdown, until one day it finally happened. I personally do not care. I am there to listen to music. A little talking is okay, but there should be more singing than talking. Before I knew it, the concert was over. Jack was done by 11:30. I know toddlers that can rock it out harder than that. I am used to bands playing encore after encore. After the show, I ran into some people I had seen at other shows, and they said they thought his show rocked. So perhaps you have to be a Jack Ingram fan to appreciate his music. I on the other hand have no desire to see Jack play again.