Queen City Cadence: Blake Shelton
blog by Kathryn Przybyla • August 15, 2012 @ 9:58am
With a fan club called the “BS’ers,” you know Blake Shelton can have a good time.
Ever since the power and drama of his 2001 debut single, “Austin,” brought him to national attention, Blake has proven himself to be one of the genre’s most versatile and accomplished vocalists as well as one of its most compelling entertainers.
His versatility is evident in the wide range of singles he has made his own. He has proven his ability with the stark drama of “The Baby” and “Home,” the honest regret of “She Wouldn’t Be Gone,” the warm intimacy of “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking,” the celebration of the moment in “All About Tonight, and the over-the-top fun of “Hillbilly Bone.”
His skill as an entertainer is apparent every time he takes the stage and carries fans on one of music’s most enjoyable journeys.
The husband of country superstar, Miranda Lambert, the two have become a music power couple in recent years. Lambert was one of the performers at last year’s Erie County Fair. Shelton will take the stage at 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Buffalo.com Grandstand at the Erie County Fair. Tickets are $45 for grandstand, $70 for the infield and can be purchased through Tickets.com.
The rest of the best:
Wednesday—Neon Trees with Walk the Moon, 7 p.m., Town Ballroom ($23 tickets)
Thursday—Blake Shelton, 8 p.m., Buffalo.com Grandstand at the Erie County Fair ($45, $70 tickets)
Thursday—Salt-N-Pepa, 6:30 p.m, Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf (Free show)
Friday—Def Leppard and Poison with Lita Ford, 7 p.m., Darien Lake Performing Arts Center (Tickets $25 to $99.50)
Monday—Jane’s Addiction, 8 p.m., Artpark Mainstage Theater ($47.50, $70 tickets)
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