Last night a large contingent of country music fans eager to see iHeart Radio’s newest “One The Verge Artist” A Thousand Horses braved the weather and congregated at the Cadillac Ranch in Southington, CT. They were treated to a rousing seven song set from a talented and unique group of musicians set to take the country genre by storm.
Led by Michael Hobby on lead vocals, this foursome (along with Zach Brown, Bill Satcher, Graham DeLoach) performed songs that jumped from country to southern rock to straight up rock and roll. The crowd was up and dancing the entire time as Hobby clearly knows how to work a crowd. Songs such as “Drunk Dial” and “Back To Me” have a real potential to make moves on the country charts in the future. “Traveling Man” had the southern rock feel that would make Kid Rock fans proud. But it was their current breakout hit, “Smoke”, that had the biggest reaction of the night.
What really intrigued me about the band was not only how talented each of the musicians in the band were, but also their attention to details. They had a back up fiddler and keyboardist as well as three female back up vocalists. The entire band together made for a spectacular mix of sounds.
I caught up with the band for a few minutes after the show. I asked Michael Hobby how they got their name and he simply stated they were named after the first song they all wrote together in Nashville. Once they got together and wrote a song called “A Thousand Horses” they all “thought the name was pretty cool”. He further told me they had been together since 2010 and would be on tour with Darius Rucker this summer. I joked with Zach Brown about his name and he laughed and said “I’m even from Georgia”. The guys in the group seemed as genuine as they were talented in their performance. I’m expecting this group to make some waves in 2015 and beyond.
- Heaven Is Close
- Drunk Dial
- Back To Me
- Traveling Man
- First Time