By day two (May 28) of the 2016 Bayou Country Superfest, audience members were comfortable in their surroundings and ready to let loose. After another day of standout performances, country bad boy Eric Church wrapped up the night with a dynamic set that showcased his seamless blend of the rowdy and the real. Opting to open with “Knives of New Orleans,” which name-checks Louisiana landmarks like Lake Pontchartrain and Bourbon Street, was a good decision for the Baton Rouge audience.
Church then turned up the volume and the energy with fidgety beer anthem “Cold One,” which had audience members swaying their beer cans in the sky like trophies. The remainder of the set included a good mix of old and new classics, like 2006's “Guys Like Me” and recent Number One “Record Year.” Towards the end, Church sparkled with a riveting cover of Bruce Springsteen's “Dancing in the Dark,” which transitioned into his own “Springsteen.”
Check out the slideshow of Church's performance by photographer Erika Goldring above. And for more coverage of Bayou Country Superfest, keep it it here on AXS.com.