–by Laura Tucker
On Friday night, there was an incredible treat in store for fans of the band, Old Dominion. The Nashville quad performed a pop-up show at Off Broadway, a local St. Louis bar.
For the rest of the fans, it’s stadium seating on Kenny Chesney’s “2022 Time, Tequila & Therapy Tour”. But on Friday night, the lucky concert-goers who registered for the show at odpopup.com; it was front row, all the way to the back of the house. And everyone in attendance was more than happy to stand shoulder to shoulder just to be there. The band seemed just as happy to be there and put on a great performance for the modest crowd.
Old Dominion is an American country music band made up of lead singer Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen on guitar and keyboard, Whit Sellers on drums, Geoff Sprung on bass, and Brad Tursi on guitar. While they call the state of Tennessee home, everyone accept Trevor has ties to the state of Virginia, (aka, Old Dominion).
Moving to Nashville seems to have paid off. Together since 2007, they have carved out a place in country music and by 2016, were named the Academy of Country Music Awards’ New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year and American Country Countdown Awards’ Breakthrough Group of the Year. In 2018, 2019, and 2020, both of those awards were replaced with Vocal Group of the Year. They have had eight number one songs to their credit and boast many more accolades. They are what we would call, kind of a big deal.
They also won Song of the Year for “One Man Band” which was a favorite among the crowd on Friday night. Other song’s like “No Such Thing as Broken Heart” had all of the voices singing as one. Matthew shares the microphone with the audience during this number.
There seems to be no stopping the chart-topping group that has proven their love for the fans by stopping into a local bar to put on a show. With a U.S. tour in progress, you still have time to see them live. Check out their website for all things Old Dominion and look for more pop-up opportunities at www.weareolddominion.com.