Recently, lucky winners were treated to a “double header” of country music acts at the Dunkin Donuts Music Lounge. Canaan Smith and Love and Theft. I had seen both before – Canaan opened up for David Cook and Gavin Degraw and Love and Theft opened for Tim McGraw when we left early after being caught in a downpour!
I don’t remember being too wow’ed with Canaan the last time I saw him, but I did enjoy him in the more intimate setting. And that fact that he is really, really cute didn’t hurt either. He did 3 songs – Crazy for Me, We Got Us (his current single) and End of Tonight. If you’d like to find out more about him, head to his website www.canaansmith.com if you sign up for his mailing list you will get a free song (although it is not one of the 3 he sang).
Next up was Love and Theft. I am pretty sure I did like them last time I saw them but was a bit too preoccupied with the down pour we were sitting in to enjoy them fully. Fortunately this time we were inside and although there was a threat of rain, we’d be safe! I did not catch the title of the first song they did (If I remember correctly it was about girls driving trucks), but they said that it will be on their album which is coming out this summer. They also did Runaway and their current single Angel Eyes.
Both artists talked about how they co wrote with each other their first singles. (Runaway and We Got Us)
After they performed we got to meet them! Somehow I ended up pretty much first to meet them. I’m fairly certain all 3 of the guys are nuts, but I mean that in the best way possible. Canaan started a conversation w/ me about my shoes and Stephen told Eric to “write Nice Nikes from me on that autograph” so Eric did. haha.
It’s always so much fun at the Dunkin Donuts Music Lounge.