Miranda Lambert & The Keeper Of The Flame Tour Scorched Up The Night In Columbia, MD

Miranda Lambert
August 25, 2016
Merriweather Post Pavilion- Columbia, MD

Thursday night, Miranda Lambert, Kip Moore and Brothers Osborne brought the Keeper of the Flame tour to the almost sold out Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia MD.

Opening the night up was Brothers Osborne, a Maryland based country duo who are also brothers. Unfortunately The Brothers Osborne had a short set of only seven songs. The Maryland duo, who just released their  first full length  album, Pawn Shop back in January, & opened with Greener Pastures then played two hits from their EP, Rum. They also threw in one of their first hit singles, Stay a Little Longer. Despite the short time they had on stage, the crowd definitely gave them a huge welcome home. The band closed with, It Ain’t My Fault, which is off their recent album.

Up next was country boy, Kip Moore, who’s known for that sexy raspy voice of his. Moore opened up with single, Wild Ones, which is also the name of his most recent album. Moore played an 11-song set which featured many of his older hits such as the very popular Something ’Bout a Truck and Beer Money. Not only did Moore play all the good hits, he threw in a cover song, The Middle, by Jimmy Eat World and boy did that get the crowd going. Moore slowed it down at one point in the night then picked it up getting the crowd all pumped up for Miranda Lambert. After a jam packed set list Moore ended the night with It Was Us.

Miranda Lambert-35Both openers, Kip Moore and Brothers Osborne, pulled out all the stops and gave such strong sets to give Miranda Lambert a high energized crowd.

Before Miranda Lambert took the stage opening the night with Fastest Girl In Town, a mini montage video that gave off a message of “All Women are Strong” played with Beyonce’s Run The World as Lambert took the stage. All night long Lambert had no problem demonstrating her sassy songwriting and powering vocals. Lambert played hits such as Kerosene, Little Red Wagon and White Liar too. She also played a handful of cover songs, such as a Johnny Winter cover, Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo. Although Lambert doesn’t seem to have an new album planned as far as we know, she did play her most recent single, Vice.

Almost all of Lambert’s songs were up-tempo songs such as Gunpowder & Lead, which was the song played during her one song encore and Mama’s Broken Heart. Both songs got huge response from the crowd. This show Lambert performed wasn’t all about getting off your feet and having a good time, as Lambert eventually slowed everything down and played a very emotional The House That Built Me. After an emotional moment in the show, Lambert picked up the energy and continued her 17 song set list plus an encore, giving fans a show well worth their money.

Review by: Alyssa Howell

Brothers Osborne

Kip Moore

Miranda Lambert