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Comedy concert keeps fans laughing
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Cledus T. Judd performs at the Clubhouse at Rye Patch in Long County. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
Last Friday, Cledus T. Judd entertained fans in Long County with a show at the Clubhouse at Rye Patch that had the audience in stitches.
“I loved it. He’s so funny. I laughed until I cried and now my mascara is running everywhere,” said Janell Arnold, who attended the concert with her husband Mike Arnold.
When Judd hit the stage he told the crowd, “I’m going to take some great country music and ruin the heck out of it.”
Judd opened with his hit, “How do You Milk the Cow,” and then sang and joked with the fans in the audience for the next hour and a half.
Judd performed most of his parody hits and several new releases, but everyone in the audience was surprised when he took lead guitar and played Lynard Skynard’s “Freebird.” Next, he picked up the bass guitar to play Queen’s “Another One Bite’s the Dust.”
The adults in the house went wild and even the kids in the audience enjoyed the show. Anthony Smith, 6, said he really had a good time. He was chosen by Judd to come on stage and sing a song. Afterward, Judd made his night by giving Anthony a T-shirt.
Before the concert, Judd talked about his fan base, which includes people of all ages and musical tastes.
“Look, funny is funny, people just want to be entertained. It’s not rocket science and I’m fortunate that I really enjoy doing what I do,” Judd said.
Judd, who released his first album in 1995, also commented on the changes country music has seen over the years.
“Music will always evolve. It changed from what we had in the ’50s to what was played in the ’60s, the ’70s to the ’80s and right on up to now. It is always evolving, but one thing is for certain — a hit song will always be a hit song. Good music will always stand on its own.”
According to Judd, he’ll soon be joining the American Living-Unstoppable Tour. “I’ll be touring with Rascal Flats (and Darius Rucker), having fun and enjoying my time,” he said.
Tattnall Production’s Marty Pye and Ryan Dasher opened for Judd on Friday. The entertainers are from Tattnall and Liberty counties.
Chris Kirk, who came from Atlanta for the concert, said, “I liked both of the kids. Ryan did a great job and I was really impressed with Marty, too. As for Cledus, he put on a heck of a show.”
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