Nashville-based singer-songwriter Jonny Corndawg opened the show. He began by having the guys from Dawes back him up in a full band and then continued solo. His tunes had a country feel to them, and he was polite enough to ask how to pronounce Oregon. His songs ranged in topic from cheating women to a children's song about bears. Below, you can watch his performance of his song "Oversteppin'".
After the show I spoke to local musician Eric Tollefson, who informed me that he now has four new man-crushes on the guys from Dawes, and I told him he's definitely not alone. We'll all be crossing our fingers for Dawes to return to Bend, and hopefully sooner rather than later. In the meantime, check out these videos from last night's show.