Stagecoach 2013: Trace Adkins and actor Jeff Bridges each perform crowd pleasing sets
INDIO – Trace Adkins won over the mane stage at the Stagecoach country music festival on Friday night with his deep voice and hit songs while actor Jeff Bridges used his charisma and musicianship to do the same at the Palomino Stage.
Adkins used his deep baritone to crank out hits like 2008’s “You’re Gonna Miss This” to loud singalongs while Bridges performed mostly covers like Tom Waits’ “Never Let Go” to consistent cheers.
On the mane stage Friday night, Adkins also performed 1996’s “Every Light In The House,” 2010’s “This Ain’t No Love Song” and described deceased legend George Jones, who died Friday, as “my friend.” “How you doing? It’s good to be back at Stagecoach,” Adkins said early in his set to noisy cheers and yells.
Inside the Palomino Stage, Bridges started off with a hat and sunglasses but later took them off to loud cheers. Before he performed Michael McDonald’s “She Lay Her Whip Down” and Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Lookin’ Out My Back Door.”
“A little Creedence from The Dude,” Bridges said to loud applause before the 1970 “Lookin’ Out My Back Door.”
Both acts sounded sonically great, but Bridges appeared to confuse his audience at times when they weren’t sure to cheer or laugh early on and his voice was not always great but he clearly enjoyed his set.