Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008
Charlie Daniels Band
Tonight @ the Wisconsin State Fair - 7:30 p.m.
At 71, the singer, guitarist and fiddler Charlie Daniels still has what it takes to get the crowd moving, especially when he plays the well-known crowd pleaser “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” He’s since squandered some of his cache, though, by recording the offensive, post-9/11 Arab-bashing anthem “This Ain’t No Rag, It’s a Flag,” the lyrics of which are far too incendiary and backward to reprint here. Hopefully Daniels will set aside his xenophobic politics when he does a 7:30 p.m. show at the Wisconsin State Fair’s Main Stage, supported by .38 Special and Shooter Jennings.