It had been a long time since Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son had taken the stage together at Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse in Dunellen, N.J. More than two years, to be exact.
The last time they did? This happened. For the first time ever.
So what would this set bring? Normally, the setlist would tell...if there had been one to start.
"Let's just play," Bobby said to the band, and with that, the show kicked off with a ripping version of "New Age Outlaws" for the first time in more than a year. Jon's lead resonated throughout the roadhouse, with each pounding crash of Mac's cymbals echoing throughout the one of a kind venue.
"Hit The Town" (and one broken Dan Cohen string) would bring the boys to the next track, which brought the callback to the aforementioned video.
"Two years ago, we played this song here for the first time," Bobby said. "So I think it's time we do it again. This one's called 'Left For Dead.'"
And with that, the clean guitar led to the groovy chorus which led to the big ending. It's a song that is always enjoyable, and allows for the guys to kill off some early-show energy in a big way.
The rest of the set saw the Seventh Son delve through some more of Friends in Low Places, complete with yet another broken string by Dan and "Self-Induced Exile" once again serving as a powerful closer to the show.
With just the Blueberry Lawnching Festival around the corner, the band's last show before the trip to Canada, who knows what is in store. But if any of these festivals from the past have proven something, it's to expect not just the unexpected, but the completely unexpected as well.
1. New Age Outlaws
2. Hit The Town
3. Left For Dead
4. Danger Dan
6. Teenagers Too
7. Another Deadbeat Summer
8. Self-Induced Exile
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Friends in Low Places