|Cody Chesnutt Performs at The State Room, in Salt Lake City|
|A venue with unsurpassed charm|
Chesnutt is touring on his second full-length album "Landing on a Hundred," which was released in 2012 after being recorded at the legendary Royal Studios in Memphis. His new material is raw, sincere and beautiful. His subject matter has matured, and "Landing on a Hundred" speaks of struggles with everything from honesty to crack addiction.
Last night at The State Room in Salt Lake City, Chesnutt was getting over a cold and not once did the sanctity of the music suffer. "Sorry for the vocal chords, it's a human thing I hope you understand," he sang in his encore before exiting the stage. From the moment he walked onto the stage, the energy was palpable. Each song, a truly visceral experience. Chesnutt engaged from start to finish, spending much time singing from within the audience. At one point he was serenading an enthusiastic fan while she tap-danced the rhythm to his soul fueled melody. Backing him all night was an impressive four-piece band made up of true southern rock n' soul veterans.
|The energy never ceases|
If you're not familiar with Cody Chesnutt, do yourself a favor and follow some of the links below. I assure you, any fan of music will appreciate that which he has created. In talking to him after the show, I realized his passion truly is relentless. As he greeted fans, everything signed was kissed by him and he was sure to try and remember everyones name. These are things that may seem inconsequential, yet are testaments to the beauty of Cody Chesnutt's true character.
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