This venue is more of a dinner-show venue than a concert hall so once you are seated it is kinda hard to move around and watch the show from different angles. The venue caters to a lot of Tribute bands, blues & jazz acts, and what I like to call “aging rockers.” Every now and then they will get someone who doesn’t fit the mold of playing to a dinner show but for the most part, you can expect to sit at your seat and watch the show. Cool venue, mediocre food, typically slow service (whether they are packed or not), decent sound, not the greatest stage lighting, and have always been cool with cameras.
Venue: The Coach House
City: San Juan Capistrano, CA
Set length: 90min
Melodi and I went down to San Juan Capistrano to see DAC and have a little dinner. The opening band was just pure crap that night. These guys (can’t remember their name) might do better playing with the likes of Taylor Swift or the “BBQ Stain on mah White T-shirt” guy – what I am saying is that they are pop-country. It really surprises me that David Allan Coe would have a band so Pop on his gig. I digress… Mr. Coe came out and tore through a ton of his material to a pretty packed crowd. The one thing I don’t get is the wig. I understand him being the Long Haired Redneck but I don’t think ANY of his fans would care if he came out just the way he is. After all, his long line of music hits and terrific songwriting speak volumes and have nothing to do with how the person looks. Personally, I don’t really care but it did seem out of character to me. Anyway, it was good to hear the songs live and straight from the horse’s mouth, so-to-speak. There aren’t many country legends left so make sure to go out there and support the few country rebels left in this world. Who, besides David Allan Coe you ask? I’ll give you my top 3 for starters: Willie Nelson, Hank III, JB Beverley.