The musicianship was pretty solid. Jason Roy is the Bryan Adams of Christian music. Perhaps a little too much talking throughout the night, but I guess some preaching should be expected at a Christian concert. (Nate and Russ spoke quite a lot/too much). Roy’s testimonies really spoke to my heart. The music of all three acts was solid, although the vocal flourishes (often out-of-tune) by Russ got old fast (I’m being brutally honest). The keyboard player/cellist for New Song impressed me the most with his musicianship. Just wow. And the voice of Billy Goodwin was outstanding. It was a fun night overall. I was a bit discouraged to see how few people raised their hands for adopting children across the way, especially how people clapped for “America has enough problems of their own.” Made me embarrassed for upstate New York. Very good concert, glad I went.
Citizen Way Lead singer was very chatty with lots of good polite Canada jokes even though the band flew much of the morning from St. Louis, then San Francisco to Vancouver with the airline loosing most of their luggage! I really like the 2.0 album and they played well with the band bringing us energetic fans up to the front giving the last ⅓ of the concert a great spirited atmosphere. Sound and venue were great, thanks to Praise 106.5 for bringing this band in town.