I came across Jelly Roll through my neighbors father. When I saw he was coming to Veterans Home Loans Amphitheater in Va. Beach, I decided to see if I could get a photo pass and check him out. Not knowing a whole about what I was getting into I was pretty excited! Being a Phish phan I love surprises! Let me start off by saying the opening bands had tremendous energy and on the same level as Jelly Roll in their kindness to the fans. Josh Adams Myers started the night off and also jumped in to keep us all hyped in between bands so we were never without live music. He also came off stage to upgrade some lucky fans to the pit! Next up was Struggle Jennings Nashville born rapper and good friend to Jelly Roll. With a lot of inspiration from both his grandfather’s outlaw sound with hip-hop, rock, and country feels.
Next up was Struggle Jennings Nashville born rapper and good friend of Jelly Roll. With a lot of inspiration from both his grandfather’s outlaw sound with hip-hop, rock, and country feels. Came out with his band with crazy energy getting anyone that was sitting down, up dancing and singing along.
Ashley McBryde was absolutely amazing! Keeping the fans in touch with her, by telling stories of her past and what her songs were about and what they meant to her. Even stopping a song right in the middle to look out for a fan that had gone down that she saw. Making sure they were ok before she started again. Adding to her love for her fans!
The man himself came on with a larger than life stage presence! Jelly Roll has come on stage to the roar of the crowd. Not only was the music good but he also brought uplifting messages throughout the entire show. He also stopped mid song to make sure a fan was ok. The drummer even came from behind the kit to toss a water to the fan! When playing his song Need A Favor that’s is at the number one spot in both rock radio and country radio at the same time. That has never been done before in the history of radio! He brought more uplifting messages and also went to Chesterfield County Jail before the show and gave motivational talks to their inmates in the Helping Addicts Recover Program. If that wasn’t enough for you he also gave a dollar from every ticket sold that night (which he sold it out for the eleventh show in a row) to the program.