Josh Thompson

Josh Thompson

Dakota Blue

Fri · July 28, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:59 pm)

$17.00 - $22.00

Josh Thompson
Josh Thompson
With a growing list of hits to his credit, Show Dog Universal recording artist Josh Thompson has defined his place in country music with the simple formula of being who he is: the embodiment of whatever-it-takes, hard-working, blue-collar grit. From his songwriting that ran throughout his Top 10 debut album, Way Out Here, to the dynamic live shows that have earned him opening slots for such established headliners as Dierks Bentley and CMA Entertainer of the Year winner Brad Paisley, Josh Thompson's passionate performances and tireless work ethic have made him the epitome of the musical road warrior, playing nearly 250 shows in 2010 alone.

His debut album, Way Out Here, established Josh as a formidable young talent, launching a trio of hits including "Won't Be Lonely Long"; the Top 15 title track "Way Out Here"; and the Top 10 first single, "Beer on the Table."

Josh comes by his music's heartland, blue-collar work & party themes with an everyman's insight of an everyman who's been there. Born in Milwaukee and raised in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, Thompson was working alongside his father in the concrete business at the age of 12, and the trade was often how Josh was paying the bills well into his twenties as his focus shifted to music.
Dakota Blue
Dakota Blue
Dakota Blue is an American Country rock/Southern rock band from Snow Hill, N.C. United States. The lineup consists of Al Beaman (lead vocals, guitar), Ty Williamson (bass, vocals), John Grant (drums), Jacob Sutton (Lead guitar, vocals), and Chase Jones (Lead Guitar, vocals). Their music reflects the vast array of musical influences from Pearl Jam to Waylon, from the Eagles to Travis Tritt. This blend of Rock and Country is evident in their music, from writing and performing their own songs to giving Dakota Blue style renditions of classics like Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “The Needle and The Spoon” and Eric Church’s “Drink In My Hand”. A Dakota Blue show is anything but boring!!
They have performed throughout North Carolina both as headliner and as the supporting act for artists such as Colt Ford, Mattie & Tae, Love and Theft and other major North Carolina acts. On September 8th 2016, they performed at the “Spot Jam” festival in La Grange, N.C. where they began live recordings of their first music video for the song “Emerald Isle”, a Dakota Blue original and a favorite with the fans. Dakota Blue fans affectionately call themselves “The Blue Crew”.
Venue Information:
Tarheel Opry House
145 Blue Creek School Road
Jacksonville, NC, 28540
http://www.tarheelnclive.com