The Cadillac Three
[ROCK] First they were in American Bang, then they became The Cadillac Black, now they’re known as The Cadillac Three. This southern rock trio makes gritty-enough tunes that straddle the lines between modern country and the music of their Allman elders, complete with a dedicated steel guitar player. And there’s definitely something to be said for clever songwriting: lead vocalist Jaren Johnston is a talented lyricist, and Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and Jake Owen have all recorded tunes he penned over the years. The Three’s latest, Legacy, features the single “Dang If We Didn’t,” a boozed-up anthem that celebrates the culture of binge drinking in all its Animal House-esque glory. Thing is, Johnston seems stuck in a pattern of metaphors about love and partying with singles like “White Lightening,” “Drunk Like You” and “Party Like You.” Maybe it’s time to expand the menu, but fans seem content with what The Cadillac Three is currently serving, which brings them to Town Ballroom on Thursday, September 13. Kentucky’s Black Stone Cherry opens the show with a similar vibe.