Prior to Bon Jovi, Detroit rabble rouser Kid Rock showed off his different musical personalities with a fun 55-minute set that incorporated gospel, soul, hip-hop, rock, metal, piano ballads and country.
Decked out in a baby blue jacket and matching fedora, the man born Robert James Richie took to the stage to the strains of the gospel-tinged "Rock N Roll Jesus" and instantly had the crowd on his side.
He offered up some southern rock on " You Never Met a Motherf--ker Quite Like Me", got funky on a cover of Sly and the Family Stone's "Everyday People," coaxed the sun out with the hick-hop of Cowboy and had the crowd swaying and singing along to the crossover ballad Picture.
He got the biggest cheers for the anthem "All Summer Long," a mashup of Warren Zevon's Werewolves of London and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama," which was one of the best singles of 2008.
SOURCE: Winnipeg Free Press