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Aaron Lewis, formerly of Staind, showcases his solo country tunes at West Virginia performance

A short drive from the nation’s capital, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia has been presenting some of the most prominent acts in music for the past three years. While most will know Aaron Lewis from the rock band Staind, he has a new catalog of music that brings country back to its roots.

Lewis played for the sold-out crowd at the casino’s Events Center. The show started on a patriotic note with Lewis leading the audience in the pledge of allegiance. Lewis steers away from the modern trend of mainstream country music and pays homage to country music’s greats with his song “That Ain’t Country” played on his Fender Telecaster sporting signatures from the genre’s biggest names like the late George Jones.

Lewis and his band also played some of Staind’s hits such as “It’s Been Awhile” with the steel guitar added for a country rendition of the popular song. The intimate venue, which holds approximately 1,200 people, offered top quality sound which added another quality layer to Lewis’ excellent performance. Overall, if you are looking for something different than what most of mainstream country music has been offering, check out Aaron Lewis. He is creating great music that captures the true essence of what country music used to be.

Rob Wallace
Rob Wallace is a photographer based in Northern VA and is currently a house photographer with I.M.P. and The Wolf Trap Foundation. Find more of his work at www.mindful-photo.com.

Aaron Lewis, formerly of Staind, showcases his solo country tunes at West Virginia performance

A short drive from the nation’s capital, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia has been presenting some of the most prominent acts in music for the past three years. While most will know Aaron Lewis from the rock band Staind, he has a new catalog of music that brings country back to its roots.

Lewis played for the sold-out crowd at the casino’s Events Center. The show started on a patriotic note with Lewis leading the audience in the pledge of allegiance. Lewis steers away from the modern trend of mainstream country music and pays homage to country music’s greats with his song “That Ain’t Country” played on his Fender Telecaster sporting signatures from the genre’s biggest names like the late George Jones.

Lewis and his band also played some of Staind’s hits such as “It’s Been Awhile” with the steel guitar added for a country rendition of the popular song. The intimate venue, which holds approximately 1,200 people, offered top quality sound which added another quality layer to Lewis’ excellent performance. Overall, if you are looking for something different than what most of mainstream country music has been offering, check out Aaron Lewis. He is creating great music that captures the true essence of what country music used to be.

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