Concert Review: Gold City (Washington Court House, OH)
Last Friday, I went to see Gold City at Washington Court House, Ohio. Since I’d not seen them since Josh Cobb and Roy Webb joined the group, I thought it might be worth the drive across Ohio to catch the concert. It was worth the drive—in fact, it was even worth standing in the back in an outdoor fairgrounds structure on a hot day.
- Cast Your Bread Upon the Water
- By Your Grace, For Your Glory
- When He Blessed My Soul – (at least) partial standing ovation.
- He Still Calms the Storm
- I’m Rich – standing ovation.
- Satisfied – this is a song that tenor Josh Cobb has been doing as a solo number, with no track (just Roy Webb on piano). Easily the strongest response of the night. Prolonged standing ovation.
- I’m Not Giving Up
- I Love This Land – patriotic song, thus, naturally, a standing ovation.
- When I Get Carried Away – (at least partial) standing ovation. Though the song started as a baritone solo, lead singer Bruce Taliaferro now takes the lead.
- Under Control
- Midnight Cry – standing ovation. Bruce Taliaferro has not one but two hard acts to follow on this song, but he delivers a creditable rendition. The power ending is even more powerful with Josh Cobb on tenor.
Although pianist Roy Webb had a microphone set up, I believe he remained silent throughout the concert; in fact, Danny Riley forgot to introduce him until the group had walked off the stage, at which point he came back and introduced him.
Between concert reports from friends and YouTube videos, I had been inclined to agree that Gold City’s third era of greatness has arrived. This proved it to me. You have to see them in person to fully appreciate the way they command the live stage.