Kira and Aaron Were a BLAST !


Aaron Pritchett with special guest Kira Isabella rocked the Soo Blaster venue Wednesday night to a large and very appreciative crowd. Having only attended one country show (Brad Paisley) in my existence and leaning on the side of rock music, I was quite surprised at the performance and energy exerted by Aaron, Kira, and the rest of the band.

This is the new wave of country, and I have to admit I will be attending more (country shows) and Blaster will be bringing in more.

Not only, did Aaron and Kira sing some of their hits such as Hold My Beer, Let’s Get Rowdy, and Danger Danger, but they floored the pumped-up crowd with one of the best if not best covers of Honkey Tonk Woman by The Rolling Stones that I have heard. The tight musicianship and crisp vocals sent shivers up and down more than one appreciative attendee.

I spoke with Aaron between the set when Kira was up solo and he told me how great the Sault, the Blaster venue/staff and the crowd were. He .truly was enjoying himself and it radiated off of him.

Before snapping a quick selfie with me, he told me something of which I thought was a joke. As he turned to walk back up the stage and he turned to me and said: ” we have a lot more (music) tonight”. This was after he had already sung about 7 songs and Kira had sung about 3. After going back to mingle with the crowd and friends, he proceeded to light up the night and it was only about 3 songs later that he announced he had one more.

I was a bit confused as I had just told a bunch of people that Aaron has a lot more tonight and then suddenly the show was almost over. Oh well, maybe an exhausted Aaron in the middle of three shows in three nights was just tired.

Well, just when I was going to take a lump for overpromoting what “a lot more” meant, I was truly humbled. After Aaron and the band came out to play Dirt Road In Em, and Worth A Shot for the encore, they proceeded to do a medley of songs from pop to rock to country that lasted at least another 25 minutes. In total, the setlist consisted of about 17 songs and a 90 plus minute performance.

I spoke with many fans during and after the show and they were sold on not only the venue but the quality of the performance.

Soo Blaster owner Das Kumar told me post show that the Pritchett team (tour manager) was so impressed with the event centre and the reception of the Soo crowd that they will definitely be returning.

Next Up for Blaster is the Killer Dwarfs on April 27 and tickets are on sale now at 


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Ernest Skinner
Ernest Skinner was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie and attended Humber College after high school. He has a passion for other cultures and has travelled throughout Mexico and many South American countries. He has written many articles over the years that deal with events happening here in Sault Ste. Marie and around the globe. Ernest has interviewed many rock and roll musicians including, Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy.Dio.Whitesnake, Quiet Riot), Brad Gillis (Night Ranger). Adrian Vandenberg (Vandenberg, Whitesnake, Moonkings), Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Sass Jordan, Lee Aaron, John Corabi (Motley Crue/Dead Daisies), Geoff Tate (Queensryche) Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest), Jeff Pilson (Dokken, Foreigner) and many more. Reading about ancient civilizations, world politics, and mysteries of the unknown are also defining factors that are his general makeup. Outside of being serious, he has a bright sense of humour that was moulded from shows like Seinfeld & The Simpsons. Ernest is a freelance writer.