Over the last couple of years, Kip Moore spent most of his time on the road, building one of country music's most loyal audiences show by show, and plotting what would become his sophomore album, “Wild Ones.” He was a road warrior, living out of a tour bus with his bandmates and playing more than 200 shows per year. For a songwriter who'd grown up in a quiet pocket of southern Georgia, performing to crowds across the world — crowds who knew every word to his best-selling debut album, “Up All Night” — felt like a dream come true. His live show mixes the bombast and wild desperation of Bruce Springsteen with the rootsy stomp of Merle Haggard. It's a sound built on space and swagger. A sound that bangs as hard as it twangs. A sound caught somewhere between blue-collar country music and stadium-sized rock & roll, and that's the sound that Moore's fans, who've already catapulted him to PLATINUM-selling heights, want to hear.
- Maui Arts & Cultural Center