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Keith Urban

July 18 • Riverbend Music Center

By Deirdre Kaye · July 15th, 2013 · Sound Advice
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Truth: When I think of Keith Urban, I think of his Playgirl cover. Don’t get me wrong. No guy is hot wearing a banana hammock. But it was the way he cuddled his guitar. So cheesy! Especially with his weird little goatee and frosted tips. 

When Urban toured through Columbus, Ohio, with Sugarland a few years ago, he brought that same cheesiness to the stage. There’s just something about that one-time cokehead that comes off as too much. Especially the minutes-long guitar solos. They’re a lot to handle. Urban is (perhaps surprisingly for some) an incredibly gifted guitar player.

But, c’mon. Most fans don’t pay to hear Urban play guitar; they want to hear “You’ll Think of Me” or “Where the Blacktop Ends.” We get it. You’re a Guitar God. Now, shut up and sing your dang songs. 

Urban’s latest music seems to stray from that sound, anyway. His newest single, “Little Bit of Everything,” is a blend of banjo, a few guitar-rifts and some random record scratching. In general, his new music is somehow more Country, despite not sounding like anything Country has been before. Hopefully, he’ll spend more time playing with that sound than with his electric guitar. Or maybe an outdoor environment will be more conducive to those solos.

It’s cool if he wants to take his shirt off, though.


KEITH URBAN plays Thursday, July 18 with Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch at Riverbend Music Center in Anderson Township. Buy tickets, check out performance times and get venue details here.


 
 
 
 

 

 
07.16.2013 at 05:44 Reply

Thank goodness you are not speaking for Keith's true fans.  We love those long guitar solos.  There's not much sexier than when Keith Urban gets into the groove and practically makes love to that guitar on stage.  There have even been poems written about wanting to be Keith's guitar.

 

07.16.2013 at 07:37 Reply
Kat

Actually, I do pay to hear him play guitar riffs because they are awesome.  And he is not cheesy.  Sounds like you might be jealous.  Keith is an amazxing man, amazing singer, amazing guitar player and an amazing husband and father.  And to bring up his past addiction is ridiculous.  Keith has conquered that and is a very happy man.  Too bad you can't be happy either.  His music makes me happy and millions of other fans as well.  So put that in your pipe and smoke it.

 

07.17.2013 at 12:40 Reply

Was this supposed to be an actual concert alert for the area? Or just a useless blog post? There is barely any useful mention of his music, just mean-spirited, remarks all the way through.  This was unprofessional and incoherent nonsense. Grow up.

 

 
 
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