By Pepper

Based on his sold-out show and solid performance at the Brandin’ Iron in San Bernardino Friday night (February 19th), it’s obvious that Chase Bryant has music in his blood.

With a grandfather who performed with Roy Orbison and Waylon Jennings, and nephew to two founding members of Ricochet, Chase has clearly had some strong mentors who have helped him become massively proficient at his musicianship.

Chase’s set at the Brandin’ Iron included his first two debut singles, “Take It On Back,” and “Little Bit of You,” as well as the rest of the tracks on his 5-song EP, most notably the romantic “Change Your Name” (if you’re in need of a wedding song that hasn’t been overused, this is one to consider!) and the fun “Wayfarer Weather” (a full album has yet to be released).

He also included some new songs, as well as covers from everyone from Dwight Yoakam to Justin Timberlake, and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to Bryan Adams, even a version of “Shut Up and Dance with Me,” during which a few audience members managed to find room on the crowded floor to do the “Dance with Me” line dance, choreographed for the Walk the Moon song. He also included “Daddy’s Money,” performed with his cousin, as a nod to the family’s musical history.

Several times during the show, Chase adjusted lyrics to name check the Brandin’ Iron, Southern California, and even K-Frog. But the most poignant moment of the concert came when he gave a shout-out to Chad, who is scheduled for deployment in the next week and a half. “The people who fight for the United States of America are the most important people on the face of this earth,” he proclaimed.

The concert concluded with Chase shredding his guitar to “Take It On Back,” which had him dropping down to his knees, then lying down on the floor as he expertly performed the song that put him on the map. After the show, he met with fans at the merch table, taking pictures and signing autographs.

The Scotty Mac Band served as an excellent opening act, performing songs from their Messin’ Around EP, including their single “Summer Thing,” and well-received covers of Brooks & Dunn‘s “Neon Moon,” Jason Aldean‘s “My Kinda Party,” Sam Hunt‘s “Leave the Night On,” and Brothers Osborne‘s “Stay a Little Longer,” doing justice to its ending guitar solo.



1. Encore

2. Wayfarer Weather

3. Fast As You (Dwight Yoakam cover)

4. Fire

5. The Way I See It

6. Rescue Me

7. Shut Up and Dance with Me (Walk the Moon cover)

8. Little Bit of You

9. Change Your Name

10. Keeping Me Up All Night

11. Drink You Away (Justin Timberlake cover)

11. Jet Black Pontiac

12. Fishin’ In the Dark (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band cover)

13. Summer of ’69 (Bryan Adams cover)

14. 100 Cars

15. Daddy’s Money (Ricochet cover)

16. Take It On Back



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