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Publication Date:- 2018-02-10
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Hayseed Dixie and the support act Emma McGrath have performed in Liverpool
Report by Josh Turner and photos by Sean Taylor.

WE hope you didn't miss the US band Hayseed Dixie, who played at the O2 Academy 2, Liverpool, on 6 February 2018, but if you did, well we have this review and some photos for you...

To kick the night off, Emma McGrath took the stage. For a duo of musicians, the sound was full and pleasant. The 1st 3 songs were performed with drums, guitar, and vocals. Added harmonies were added several times to really flesh out the vocal melodies and hooks. Following this were 2 songs of a more bare and stripped nature, the first of which swapping the guitar for keyboard. This allowed the clean and harmonised vocals to really shine, highlighting the powerful yet vulnerable singing of Emma McGrath. Finally, the set ended with an upbeat song called:- 'Honey' with a driving verse and jazzy chorus, leaving the audience primed and ready for Hayseed Dixie to take to the stage!

Before even beginning their set Hayseed Dixie were on stage playing and singing along to the background music of the venue, much to the amusement of the audience. The set started with a bang (pardon the pun!), the cover of AC/DC's 'T.N.T,' Audience participation and the bands' intensity only increased as the set went on, with songs such as:- 'Rebel Yell,' 'Walk This Way,' 'Love Gun' and 'Fat Bottomed Girls' all receiving massive positivity from the attendees. Fortunately, not all of the songs were inspired covers, with originals such as:- 'Alien Abduction Probe' and 'I'm Keeping Your Poop' all generating a tremendous amount of energy from the crowd! The classic 'Dueling Banjos' also got an airing to the joy of any musicians in the venue. As an encore, the band played some major classics, such as:- 'Summer of 69,' 'Highway To Hell,' and 'Free Bird,' as well as a politically introduced:- 'Business Doing Pleasure with You,' Finally, the band hung around a little after the show for pictures, autographs, and general chit chat, which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. Would I see Hayseed Dixie again? Absolutely! Especially in such an intimate venue.

If you want to know more about Hayseed Dixie, visit the bands website or find them on YouTube.

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