The grand opening at the Dead Horse Cantina & Music Hall on December 8, 2012 in McKees Rocks, PA was Jack Russell of Great White fame and this venue is perfect for the Storytellers type show that it was. In addition to playing Great White hits like “Rock Me” and “Once Bitten Twice Shy”, Jack also tackled some covers including “Old Man” by Neil Young, “Going to California” by Led Zeppelin and ending the show with “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” by the Rolling Stones. He had guitarist Robby Lochner at his side and he played the tambourine. After all these years that Jack has been performing, his voice is amazingly strong. He had a great time interacting with the crowd from joking around by saying at one point, “I’m not that cool, ask my wife” to which an audience member responded, “which one?” which gave Jack a good laugh to being very gracious and sentimental toward his fans saying how amazing it is that he has watched a lot of them grow up and thanking everyone for the e-mails and support during a recent hospitalization. It is quite obvious that he still loves what he does and that he loves his fans, at the end of the show he told the crowd that he would be back out to sign autographs, shake hands and take photos if people wanted to stick around.
If you’re a Jack Russell fan or just a music fan in general, this is the type of show that you want to go to with a great intimate atmosphere and a performer who is on stage that loves what they are doing. In addition, the tickets for this show were among the cheapest you’ll find in Pittsburgh, the drinks were reasonably priced and the parking is free! All in all, a great Saturday night out!