Chris Higbee - September 24 @ 7:00 P.M. (Main Ring)
When’s the last time you heard a high-energy lead singer blow you away on the fiddle? If your answer is Charlie Daniels, great! . . . Then you definitely need to see the one and only Chris Higbee in concert!
Higbee grew up a farm boy with a musical curiosity and a diligent mother and father. That curiosity quickly became a passion that drove his dreams. “Fiddles Rock,” the first track on Higbee’s new album, tells that story and was inspired by his late father. It was co-written with Higbee’s producer Tommy Harden and Don Rollins (“It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere”) Higbee founded the PovertyNeck Hillbillies (PNH) in 2000, delivering uniquely wild and energetic concerts across the country on stages, rooftops, and anything else Higbee could fathom a way to play from! PNH performed for seven years before disbanding, acquiring an international fan base, distributing two records and releasing a No. 2 nationally rated video, “Mr. Right Now,” starring “Big Ben” Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
For the last five months, Higbee has been working diligently on his new album in Nashville, recording the kind of music that reflects his energy and enthusiasm! After co-writing five tracks on the album, Chris is anxious to deliver it to his fans. Other writers on the record include Brett James, Ashley Gorley, Wade Kirby and Paul Overstreet.
Two of those tracks, (“Write to Me” and “You’re Still Gone”) are about Higbee’s wife, Sergeant Melissa Higbee. Melissa spent several deployments away from home (including Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom), and as the story is told in “You’re Still Gone,” one of those deployments happened immediately after their marriage. She is now serving as a Senior Drill Sergeant in the US Army. Higbee’s patriotism is always appreciated by his fans at every show, because they can relate to it in this time of war. Along with his writing and the new album, Higbee keeps busy playing more than 150 shows per year! Fully equipped with production and a tour bus, he delivers a killer show and makes new fans wherever he plays.
With his presence and charisma on stage, he makes a personal impact on his fans and they return it faithfully. He wows audiences by climbing light trusses, fiddling out in the audience, and his stage show and vocals put an energy that people love no matter where he is!
“When I was a boy, all I ever wanted was to sport a fancy coat, pick and sing. . . I put a fiddle in my hand and started a band” . . .
“That pretty much sums up what I want to do with my life,” Higbee says. . . “I just wanted to keep ‘Living The Dream.’”
Chris Higbee - September 24 @ 7:00 P.M. (Main Ring) - http://www.chrishigbee.com