Colt Ford w/ Dave Nudo Band & Spike Coggins
Presented by 102.1 The Bull.
Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 day of show, and may be purchased online at JeromeTickets.com, from Diamondz in Jerome, or from any opening act member.
There are also a VERY SMALL number of Reserved tickets available for $45. They get you a reserved seat so you don't need to be at the front of the line to be able to sit (like you'll be sitting anyway, lol).
To attend, you must be 15+ with a parent or guardian, or 18+ otherwise. Full bar available to those 21+ with valid ID. Doors are at 7:00pm, show starts at 7:30pm. Please note that tickets are non-refundable.
Say you're coming to one of our events and get a $59 double room from Quality Inn & Suites. Add another $5 and upgrade your room to a full suite! They're at 1910 Fillmore Ave N in Twin Falls, (208) 734-7494.
--- Colt Ford ---
"You can kill the lights and the amplifiers/But dreams don't care if you're tired," "No Rest"
With his sixth studio album, the aptly named Love Hope Faith, his follow-up to 2014's Thanks for Listening, Colt Ford continues to live out his boyhood dream the one where you wake up on a mission/to buy that beat-up Gibson, as he sings on No Rest. Love Hope Faith is exactly that, a message to to his loyal fan base, and a strike against the divisiveness plaguing our country, celebrating the things that bring us together friends, family, our faith in a better future.
Featuring such guests as Music City stalwarts Brad Paisley (Lookin' for a Hand Out), Toby Keith (Time Flies), Lady Antebellums Charles Kelley and brother Josh (Young Americans) and veteran rockers Lit (I'm Mud); promising newcomers like Waterloo Revivals Cody Cooper and George Birge (Dynamite), Tyler Farr (My Truck), Taylor Ray Holbrook (Reload), Javier Colon (No Rest) and Granger Smith (Keepin' It Real), Love Hope Faith is the ultimate populist country record, featuring a little something for everyone.
Im just trying to bring people together, says the Georgia native, a one-time golf pro who still frequents the links and the co-founder/owner of his own Average Joe's Entertainment. Theres so much conflict out there, its hard to decide who's right and who's wrong.
And while he admits to a populist fan base and down-to-earth, Keepin' It Real attitude, Colt cautions, I'm not a politician. I'm a musician, a performer. We have to get past our differences and find a common ground.
And what better way to do that with Colt Fords groundbreaking hybrid of country, blues, rock and rap rhythms, who has built up a following that started with mud trucker events and graduated to arena status sharing the stage with the likes of golfing buddy Toby Keith.
From the statement of beliefs in Reload (We can agree to disagree. That doesn't make you a bad person, Im just telling you what I think. If you pet that dog, you might get bit) and the adolescent dreams of trying to live big in a small town in Young Americans, singing Free Bird and Free Fallin' to the country/EDM mash-up of Dirt Road Disco (Can there be a more fun song than that?) and the ode to the joys of running your fingers in the wind of an open car window (Lookin' For a Handout) or one more shot of Bacardi in Time Flies, Colt Ford breaks boundaries and mends fences along the way.
I feel more confident than ever as an artist, says Ford, and while he numbers some of the most important supporters in Music City, his lack of country radio acceptance and award show accolades continues to drive him. I've given it my best shot. Some of that outsider thing is tongue-in-cheek, but some of it is true. Im unbelievably accepted by artists and songwriters. There's no one I cant work with. They know I'm real. I've built those relationships over time, and I feel I've created a body of work.
Love Hope Faith was created with some of the leading songwriters in music today, Jeff Hyde (Lookin' for a Hand Out) and Jeffrey Steele, Jeremy Popoff, Shane Minor, Vicky McGehee (Bad Day Feat. Rizzi Myers), to Jaren Johnston, Neil Mason and Jesse Frasure (Dirt Road Disco) to Walker Hayes and Thomas Archer (No Rest), Eric Dodd & Alex Hall (Dynamite) and Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins, David Lee Murphy (Keepin' It Real Feat. Granger Smith). Still, it is the sturdy persona of Colt Ford that gives them their consistency.
There are a lot of different styles on this album, but I think my fans will hear its just me, he says. As long as I remain true to myself, I can delve into all of them.
Songs like the rock/hip-hop Dynamite reference the Scorpions (rock like a hurricane), Marvin Gaye (lets get it on), Michael Jackson (Billie Jean on the radio) and Jay Z, while the first single, 4 Lane Gone, sports a full-blown rock intro before settling into a lament for a lost romance in which the individuals are on their separate paths. My Truck is a hilarious can you top this playground rank-out session, while the anthemic I'm Mud is just that, a self-deprecating, but in-your-face song from the perspective of the dirt below (I've been played on, spit at, kicked until I turned to dust). Keepin' It Real is just that Colt on staying the distance, headlights on the highway/just keep going Beer is cold and life is good.
No Rest probably sums up Colts ambitions on Love Hope Faith, his tribute to being a working musician, what he calls my version of My Way.
I'm proud of that song, he says. I think its one of the best I've ever done. Its not just about being a rock star, but accomplishing your dreams, a passion that cant be stopped. Anyone who has that drive will appreciate it. Everybody's got fears, but when you hear that song, it's me.
I built walls and Ill be here when they're gone, he says, taking the role of I'm Mud, but you know he might as well be talking about himself.
Love Hope Faith is Colt Ford's musical message, one so universal it tears down those walls, then invites everyone into the tent.
Diamondz Event Center (View)
220 W. Main St
Jerome, ID 83338
|Minimum Age: 15|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|