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Live Review: Charlie Daniels at Stagecoach 2013

The setting: Sunday's brutal 106-degree heat has begun to fade as the sun sets. The beer garden outside the Palomino stage begins to fill with the thirsty and sunburned. Suddenly, a unique sound cranks out from the pavilion.  // Tour dates at SoundSpike

The setting: Sunday's brutal 106-degree heat has begun to fade as the sun sets. The beer garden outside the Palomino stage begins to fill with the thirsty and sunburned. Suddenly, a unique sound cranks out from the pavilion.

The takeaway: At first, it was hard to tell if this was the right show. Daniels and band led off with "Redneck Fiddlin' Man," which jumps from classic Daniels verses to intricate, stop-time figures, neo-classical segments, touches of bluegrass and jazzy keyboard touches.

All doubts were resolved as the band rolled into "Drinkin' My Baby Goodbye" like a ton of bricks. This was southern-fried boogie rock in a big way. And this was how Daniels paced out the set. A bit of swampy country rock, a bit of jamming that could come from an Allman Brothers stage or, for the matter, a Trans-Siberian Orchestra stage in parts.

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Case in point was Daniels' 5th song, featuring an intricate instrumental intro, fleshed out into a full-on Allman Brothers-style jam, bouncing from jazzy/bluesy guitar solo to Hammond organ to electric fiddle, throwing in a Steve Gadd-esque drum solo for good measure.

Daniels reeled any confused beer gardeners back in with his next song, "Call Me Redneck," replete with all the standard swamp-living, fishing, patriotic touch points to pull a few fists into the air.

Sadly, Daniels' set began about 20 minutes later than the posted start time, meaning anyone hoping to hit Zac Brown's set had to leave before Daniels got to his signature hit, "Devil Went Down to Georgia."

But the 76-year-old, who recently had surgery to implant a pacemaker, was at the top of his game.

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May, 2013
2 - Chattanooga, TN - Engel Stadium
17 - Richardson, TX Wildflower Arts & Music Festival
18 - San Antonio, TX - Alamodome
21 - Nashville, TN - Jason Foundation Golf Tournament
24 - Shipshewana, IN - Blue Gate Theater
25 - Seneca, SC - Gignilliat Community Center
26 - Stone Mountain, GA - Stone Mountain Park

June, 2013
1 - Valdosta, GA - Wild Adventures Theme Park
5 - Mt. Juliet, TN - Family Reunion / Fan Club Party
7 - Newark, OH - Midland Theatre
8 - Vernon, NJ - Hidden Valley Club - Rock, Ribs and Ridges Festival
14 - Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook
22 - Ardmore, OK - Heritage Hall
28, 29 - Baraboo, WI - Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Deli

July, 2013
4 - Canadian, TX - Canadian Texas Rodeo
5 - Westlake, LA - Isle of Capri Casino
6 - Oklahoma City, OK - Frontier City Theme Park
12 - Rhinelander, WI - Hodag Country Festival
13 - Red Lake, MN - Seven Clans Casino
19 - N. Myrtle Beach, SC - Alabama Theatre
20 - Chesapeake, VA - Chesapeake City Park
27 - Maquoketa, IA - Jackson County Fair Iowa
29 - Monroe, MI - Monroe County Fairgrounds
30 - Petersburg, WV - Tri-County Fair

August, 2013
2 - Frankfort, IL - CD & Me
3 - Franklin, OH - JD Legends
6 - Sioux Falls, SD - Sioux Empire Fairgrounds
8 - Rifle, CO - Garfield County Fairgrounds
15 - Havelock, ON - Havelock Country Jamboree
17 - Sanford, NC - Lee County Fairgrounds
23 - Ouapaw, OK - Downstream Casino Resort

September, 2013
6 - Lakewood, NJ - Coda Productions
7 - Westbury, NY - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
8 - Webster, MA - Indian Ranch
12 - Kansas City, KS - Livestrong Sporting Park
27 - Panama City Beach, FL - Gulf Coast Jam @ Frank Brown Park

October, 2013
5 - Hurricane Mills, TN - Loretta Lynn's Ranch Pavilion
12 - Renfro Valley, KY - Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
26 - Englewood, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts Center

November, 2013
8 - Branson, MO - The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre
9 - Biloxi, MS- IP Casino Resort
25 - Nashville, TN - Christmas 4 Kids Concert
26, 27 - Milwaukee, WI - Potawatomi Bingo Casino

December, 2013
11 - Leemore, CA - Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino
12 - Universal City, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre
13 - Laughlin, NV - Edgewater Hotel & Casino
14 - Las Vegas, NV - Orleans Arena
15 - San Jose, CA - San Jose Civic

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