Grammy nominated country musician Eric Paslay made a stop in the Chicagoland area.
With him are a great new female trio Post Monroe made up of Ashlee Hewitt, Whitney Duncan and Shelby McLeod. The ladies of Post Monroe came for 3 distinct lives before coming together to form the group. Ashlee is from a farm in Lancaster, Minnesota; Shelby is from Madison, Georgia, Whitney a native Tennessean live over in Scott Hill.
When asked to describe their sound, “We’re country, that’s what I love,” Whitney adds. “We’re not pop country, we’re not trying to be a crossover group. It’s back to our roots.”
The band’s name however has been around longer than the band. Something Ashlee has been saving since 2008: “I was living in L.A. in 2008 and I heard someone describe a fashion style as Post Monroe…after Marilyn Monroe. Immediately, I was like that sounds like a band name! I went and got all the social media and websites and everything and blocked them”
Their set included several songs from their upcoming debut album due out soon and many country covers from classic to current and even a few Elvis tune tossed in to get the crowd ready for Eric’s set.
Keep your eye out for these ladies they are sure to make some heads turn.
Eric’s came on to the stage like he was shot out of a cannon and never slowed down! Standing 6’4” the singer/ songwriter and his signature fiery red hair has earned a reputation as an artist that can grab you attention and keep them in the palm of his hand! His energy poured off the stage and into the audience. If you never seen him preform it only takes one time to become a fan.
He went through most of the songs from his self-titled debut album, including “She Don’t Love You”, “Friday Night” and “High Class” from his new album Dressed in Black due out later this year. He easily slipped in form some of country’s hottest current song to some classic rock. Slowing down only for a few minutes, before getting the crowed completed fired up with his version of the Rolling Stones Satisfaction.
His stops in Chicago included concerts at Joe’s Live in Rosemont on April 13th and again at Joe’s on Weed Street in Chicago the next day, just a short a break from opening for Little Big Town, The Eli Young Band, Jake Owen and others. He is set to re returning to tour this summer with Toby Keith.