Wynonna Judd – Concert Review

September 25, 2013

in Concerts, Friendship, Reviews

photo 4 It’s no surprise that I am writing yet another concert review.

Just look over there at my left side bar. I’m hitting almost twenty shows this year (with more to come!) which isn’t bad considering I am a full-time mom, part-part-part time Noon Supervisor, weekly (but should be thrice weekly) blog writer, Reality TV addict and raunchy e-card collector.

That is A LOT on my plate.

Especially the Raunchy E-Card Collector. You have no idea how much time it takes to find just the right raunchy e-card. It’s a skill that not many people have, but one that I am proud I possess.


She is nothing short of Country Music elegance.

I had the most amazing time at her concert at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA.

photo 1It was one of those shows that you felt like you were sitting smack dab in the middle of her living room and she brings out her trusty ole’ guitar and starts playing. The crowd, at times, sang louder than she did and when that happened she just let us roll on with it.

There is something to be said for a group sing along, especially when the music/lyrics are filled with such deep emotion and messages. Swaying arm in arm, wrapped up in the bright lights. Even the strange lady behind us who joined in our party by standing between us and singing in my ear didn’t bother me.

I mean it. She was so close to me that once I bit her hair.

Which is both funny and super gross at the same time.

Here is the video of the song When I Reach the Place I’m Going that we played at my Mom’s memorial service. Wynonna singing this song was the highlight of the night for me.

(I didn’t take this video. I mean, I took video of the song when she sang it at my concert, but this isn’t MY video. My video is amazing but it’s sideways and I can’t figure out how to correct it so I snagged one from YouTube instead.)

This girl Wynonna has such an amazing story. Her life has played out in the public eye and she has felt the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.

When you hear the phrase “it’s in the music,” this is what they are talking about.

It’s in there.

All of it.

You feel her elation and heartbreak in every note.

I was blessed to be at that show and I owe a gratitude of thanks to my friend Chris Turner for making it happen.

1 Bonnie September 26, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Superlative concert review, Sandi ! Over the years I’ve read a bit about her life and struggles – she really is an awesome woman. Glad you enjoyed the concert !

2 Sandi September 27, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Thanks Bonnie! She is simply amazing and it was a concert I won’t soon forget!

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