Thursday June 19th, Robin and I had the opportunity to go to a show featuring Dave Barnes (opener) and the extremely talented, Stevie Ray Vaughan-esque protege, Jonny Lang. The concert was amazing! Barnes was a little disappointing, because I've seen him be more interactive with the crowd, tell funnier stories, and have witty banter in between songs. That just wasn't there that evening. Also, I LOVE...L-O-V-E all of his albums, especially the last one- Chasing Mississippi- so many good tunes. His new album, Me and You and the World, is more of a radio-play album. Listening to the new songs, I got the impression that he didn't write all of them. Although I did like most of it, it wasn't a grand slam for me like his previous 3 were...so can you tell that I'm a fan of Dave Barnes? Really...? I thought it didn't show...so next on the docket was blues-rocker Jonny Lang. One word describes it- unfreakingmatchable. His entire band blew the crowd away. Having never been to a Jonny Lang concert before and only listening to his music, I thought there was no chance that his concert would outshine his recorded stuff...was I wrong. Also, the venue had great sound- there wasn't a dead spot in the entire arena. So look for your favorite bands playing at Verizon Wireless, downtown at Bayou Place. All-in-all the night was fantastic...great friends, great music. Check out the pics below...
Barnes rocking out
"Hello, I'm Dave, shall we be friends?"
full band shot
Great buddy- Clay, the bearded wonder- Barnes' new tour mgr
Lang preparing for greatness
face-melting solo on the Les Paul
Me and Rob
uhh, more pictures? ok...
nice shirt Rob...so cute
this felt like a prison visit conversation- he had to go count merch
We are the Jackson's... Blake and Robin Jackson. We got married May 12th of 2007, so we have been married for four years now! YEA! We met in college at Houston Baptist University where we traveled together in a vocal group and discovered our common passion for music and people! We now have the joy of working together at Community of Faith, a church where we are in full-time ministry, leading worship, hanging out with students, and praising God for the opportunity He has blessed us with to serve together! We were pregnant last Spring and lost our first baby (whom we called Baby Bean). We now have our second bundle of joy that blessed us with his presence May 15, 2011. We named him Nash Whittan Jackson. He is amazing and we could not be more excited to be his parents. Our family is growing and we thank God every day for the amazing things He continues to give us!