Waterloo Revival Brings the Heat to Jergel’s
Warrendale, Penn. (January 5, 2018) – While it may have been bitterly cold in Pennsylvania on Friday; Jergel’s Rhythm Grille was definitely the place to be. Cody Gibson, and local favorites, Township Road, got the night started with some great tunes, opening for Waterloo Revival.
Cody Gibson kicked off the night with some amazing covers and some originals including crowd favorite “Tailgate Buzz”. We loved the Tyler Farr/Luke Combs sound and vibe we were getting from Gibson as he performed more tracks off his Album “That’s My Home”.
Township Road is no stranger to Jergels Rhythm Bar and is essentially the ‘house band’. The energy of Township Road is pretty amazing as well. The newest addition to the band is Christian Beck (vocals). Christian has an amazing way of connecting with the audience; as does the rest of the band – JD Greene (vocals and guitar), Mike Meinert (drums), Joe Cataneo (lead guitar), and Nate Catanzarite (bass). You may recognize JD from the local radio station; he is the Program Director at Pittsburgh’s New Country, Big 104.7. Needless to say, we really enjoyed seeing the new addition to Township Road and can’t wait to see more of them in the future.
Headliners, Waterloo Revival, took the stage blending traditional country music with a vintage spin. Within their first song, they turned the energy level up to 10 and literally brought the heat to Jergel’s. Hailing all the way from Texas, these now Nashville buddies George Birge and Cody Cooper have known each other since sixth grade. You can definitely tell they are best friends on stage and they love what they do.
To start their set, Waterloo Revival played “Meet Up in the Middle” and continued their 15-song set with other popular tunes like “Hit The Road”, “Bad For You” and “That Damn I Didn’t Give”. While Waterloo Revival didn’t perform many covers, the ones they did do, they made them their own and they sounded amazing. We loved hearing the country version of “Remix to Ignition” and the mash-up of “I Could Get Used to This” and “Purple Rain” was phenomenal. George and Cody have all the right moves and definitely know how to work the crowd.
Other highlights of the night included a little dance lesson even by George to Waterloo’s hit song “Backwood Bump” which is currently featured on NFL Broadcasts. Waterloo wrapped up the night with their current single “What Guy Wouldn’t” which currently has over 13 million streams on Spotify.
In conclusion, if you haven’t seen Waterloo Revival live yet you are definitely missing out. Make sure you go check out their music …. You won’t be disappointed.
Photojournalist: Edward Schaechterle
Editor: Mary Elliott