September 30, 2021
Bank of America Stadium
Review by Joseph Hett
Ghost Hounds Kickoff Tour In Charlotte
The Ghost Hounds kicked off their tour at the Bank of America Stadium (home of the Carolina Panthers) in Charlotte, NC on Thursday evening. They brought the perfect playbook for their 45-minute set. The Ghost Hounds would go on to score a touchdown with their unique style of music.
The football stadium’s lights dimmed and the Ghost Hounds walked out to the roar of the crowd. They began with the groovy “Fire Under Water” and somber “Til It’s Gone.”
Singer Tré Nation would go on to dance around the stage all while hitting every note. The blue shirt he was wearing would be fully engulfed in sweat by the end of the set.
Next up, they featured “Little Calamity” and “Sleight of Hand.” Throughout the evening, Joe Munroe’s tickling of the ivories made all of the songs sound even sweeter. They then took us down to the honky-tonk with the country inspired “Someone Just for Me.”
Nation introduced what appeared to be a new, unreleased song called “Baby We’re Through.” It could be best described as an uptempo electric blues shuffle.
Bassist Bennett Miller and drummer Blaise Lanzetta excelled at creating the rhythm all night long, especially for “Devil Woman.” “Bad News” had everyone shaking their booty cheeks, as Nation put it.
The guitar distortion was really cranked up with the Robert Johnson inspired “Between Me and the Devil.” Throughout their set, guitarists Johnny Baab and Thomas Tull took turns soloing and riffing for a dual guitar attack.
They closed the set out with “Good Old Days” and “Half My Fault.” The Ghost Hounds bowed to a standing ovation before leaving the stage.
The set would mostly include songs from both of their studio albums, “Roses Are Black” (2019) and “A Little Calamity” (2021). The Ghost Hounds have all of the elements of rock, blues, soul, country and more.
The Pittsburgh based Ghost Hounds are supporting the Rolling Stones for five dates on their 2021 No Filter Tour. After Charlotte, the Ghost Hounds will play in Pittsburgh (their hometown show), Nashville, Inglewood and Tampa. Make sure to get out to one of these shows to see the Ghost Hounds in action! For more information, please visit ghosthounds.com.