Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son took to The Saint in Asbury Park, N.J. Friday night to a hot crowd in hot weather.
Prior to stepping on stage, Social Harvest's John Shepherd explored his solo material and worked the crowd perfectly with his version of The Beatles' "Ticket To Ride."
The show then got under way with the return of "Thick As Thieves," played for the first time since December of 2013. This was quickly followed by the filming of the music video for "Another Deadbeat Summer," the sixth song off of Friends in Low Places.
(Photo Courtesy Diane Pastrick)
The rest of the set saw the band blow through some more new material off the album, including "New Age Outlaws" and "Star-Crossed." The show also featured an extended version of the composition's main track, "Scoundrels." Mahoney introduced the band, taking away duties from Alba so he could do more important things (like play under him during the line featuring the album title).
(Photo Courtesy Zack Morrison)
The Seventh Son would then take a backseat, as Mahoney made his way through "Self-Induced Exile" (with a rare screw-up that he himself had to laugh at), before the rest of the gang joined in to bring the volume back to 11. An opportune late set "Hit The Town" sighting, complete with Alba on second verse vocals, led up to the finale.
Closing off the night would be a blistering, extended rendition of "Teenagers Too" with the Jersey Shore's own "Big Rooney" joining the boys on stage. And with that, the proverbial stage had been set for June 22.
(Photo Courtesy Joe Cartwright)
1. Thick As Thieves
2. Another Deadbeat Summer
3. New Age Outlaws
6. Self-Induced Exile
7. Hit The Town
8. Teenagers Too
More set information here.
Friends in Low Places