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Concert Review and Photos: MYLES KENNEDY & Co. in Kansas City

VooDoo Lounge | Kansas City, MO | 17 November 2018

While on tour supporting his recently released solo album, “Year of The Tiger”, Myles Kennedy & Co. stopped in Kansas City’s VooDoo Lounge for an evening of music that took the audience on a journey through the varied landscape of his career. Starting the set off with four in a row from Year of The Tiger, with “Devil on the Wall”, “The Great Beyond”, “Ghost of Shangri La”, and “Haunted by Design”, it is abundantly clear that Myles Kennedy is a skilled songwriter and storyteller, weaving musical elements and influences from blues, rock, and country into a vibrant tapestry that offers a background for the haunting and soulful voice we’ve come to know over the years.

Reaching back to his days with The Mayfield Four and the tune “White Flag”, Myles also included selections from his work with Alter Bridge with “Addicted to Pain”, as well as a couple of tracks from Slash feat, Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators. While the set concentrated heavily on the recent solo effort, there were also a fair amount of cover tracks thrown in to the mix, including Iron Maiden’s “The Trooper”, “Travelling Riverside Blues” by Robert Johnson, and during the encore, Myles played the Freddie King tune “Going Down” before ending the night with “Love Can Only Heal” from Year of The Tiger. Overall, it was an intimate evening of quality music and stories, and if you’re a fan of Myles Kennedy and any of his other projects, you owe yourself to check out his solo work and try to catch him at one of these live shows.

 

Setlist:

  • Devil on the Wall
  • The Great Beyond
  • Ghost of Shangri La
  • Haunted by Design
  • Standing in the Sun (Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators cover)
  • Addicted to Pain (Alter Bridge song)
  • Turning Stones
  • Blind Faith
  • The Trooper (Iron Maiden cover)
  • White Flag (The Mayfield Four song)
  • Songbird
  • Watch Over You (Alter Bridge song)
  • Travelling Riverside Blues (Robert Johnson cover)
  • World on Fire (Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators cover)
  • Year of the Tiger

Encore:

  • Going Down (Freddie King cover)
  • Love Can Only Heal

Photos by Thomas Woroniak Photography

Myles Kennedy & Co.

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Owner/Editor/Photographer/Journalist at AntiHero Magazine -- Thomas is a concert photographer and writer living in the Kansas City, MO area. When he isn't elbowing people in the photo pit, he makes an actual living as a web developer and freelance motion graphics designer. He is also a guitarist and studied music composition at the University of Illinois at Chicago -- Author: Thomas Woroniak

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