MOSES LAKE — The sound was nearly deafening as the large raindrops fell against the ground with a loud clap. Only a few short hours before Sunday evening’s Sawyer Brown concert at McCosh Park the faucet got turned on over Moses Lake.
“It was pretty wild,” remarked attendee Dan Blevins. “My grandma lived in Texas and that was a Texas-like miniature rainstorm we had.”
A betting person would have seen Sunday afternoon’s rainstorm as a good indicator that Sawyer Brown would not be rocking the Centennial Amphitheater stage that night. A betting person would have also lost that bet however, and lost big time. By 6 p.m. the lawn in front of the amphitheater stage was as packed as it always is for the Moses Lake Spring Festival’s big Sunday night music act.
“I actually saw Sawyer Brown when I was in the Army back in the ’80s. Always wanted to see them again, but just never did. Glad they came to my town. Saves me a trip to go see them,” said concert attendee Chris Gonzalez with a chuckle.
The concert went off without a hitch and Sawyer Brown rocked the stage. The band, which was founded in the early 1980s in Florida, has released 18 albums and had over 50 songs hit the Hot Country Songs charts, three of which, “Step That Step,” “Some Girls Do,” and Thank God for You,” made it all the way to No. 1.
“I am so glad that I got to see them and introduce them to my son,” said Marla Korning after the concert. “He is 14 and is into a lot of the popular music you hear on the radio. So when I get a chance to show him the music I listened to growing up, I hop on that chance. Sawyer Brown has a always been a favorite and I hope my boy can appreciate the longevity and talent they have. Plus, they just put on a heck of a live show.”