Parmalee introduced themselves to Providence Friday night (2.26.16) with a show at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, presented by Cat Country 98.1.
The pop-country quartet brought their energetic live show to a packed Lupo’s, and the result was a truly satisfying one, as both the band and audience seemed to love every second of their time together. Once Parmalee hit the stage, they didn’t stop, bringing the eager crowd along with them as they worked their way toward Carolina (their biggest single, with which they closed the show).
As a band, Parmalee falter in the same way many other southern-pop artists (think Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line) do; their music is catchy but very little more. Where Parmalee stands out, however, is in their honesty. This is a genuine group of musicians, and while their musical output may be generic and ultimately forgettable, their presence onstage is pure – and dare I say – even a little exciting.
Drew Baldridge opened the show with a glorified cover set. If Baldridge played any of his original material, it blended in perfectly with the forgettable collection of covers he also delivered; which is ironic seeing as he and his band tried so hard to get the crowd to remember them.
Enjoy the Slideshow above, then head over to Flickr to check out more photos from the show (Parmalee; Drew Baldridge).
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