This past weekend I checked out a Wheeler Walker Jr. show here in Chicago and straight up, I had a blast. The venue was small and intimate. The crowd was rowdy and full of energy. All in all, it was a great time and Wheeler is down right hilarious. You need to see for yourself.
Here’s 5 reasons why:
1. The band is phenomenal.
Say what you want about the lyrics, the musicianship is as good as any in Nashville. They have a fantastic steel guitar player, but the entire band sounds great.
2. It’s funny as hell.
Wheeler’s lyrics are pretty damn good, but his comments between songs and banter with the crowd are just as funny. You’ll be laughing a lot. I promise.
He covered Waylon Jennings and Rihanna. Yeah, Rihanna. It was awesome.
4. The crowd.
The crowd was rowdy, dedicated and knew exactly why they were there. In a small venue where everyone knows the band, you’re not gonna find too many assholes. You have to have a sense of humor to even be there in the first place.