Styx brought their amazing music and energy to St. Augustine Amphitheater last night. Opening with the ever popular Grand Illusion, they had the sold out house all on their feet and singing along for their entire set. Original bass player Chuck Panozzo took the stage to play Fooling Yourself with the band and was rewarded with thunderous applause. Styx paid tribute to David Bowie with a fantastic cover of Major Tom. The guitar riffs, keyboard antics and drums were as arousing as ever and the vocals and harmonies were perfection. Well done gentlemen, well done.
38 Special returned to their native Florida after a long hiatus, opening their set with Rocking Into The Night and continuing their hard hitting southern rock with favorite after favorite. The audience enthusiastically joined in with such favorites as Back Where You Belong, Wild Eyed Southern Boys and You Keep Running Away. Fantasy Girl earned 38 Special a standing ovation by the entire house with whistles, applause and shouts for more, more, more. Caught Up In You showcased some incredible guitar work, and the band ended their set with Hold On Loosely. Welcome back to your home state, 38 Special, and here’s hoping we see more of you.
Outlaws, the “Florida Guitar Army”, opened at St. Augustine Amphitheater last night to a sold out crowd with There Goes Another Love Song and the audience immediately joined in for a night of great southern rock. The band followed up with the faster paced Hurry Sundown. Freeborn Man, filled with guitar riffs and duets and a great keyboard solo, earned the Outlaws their first of many standing ovations. With four guitar players, a keyboard and two drummers and fabulous vocal harmonies, the musical prowess of this band is without question. Green Grass And High Tides featured 5 minutes of totally insane guitar work and had the entire house on their feet throughout. Hoping to see much more of the Outlaws.