While the temperature neared 90 degrees at the start of the Keller Williams concert last Friday night, the heat didn’t deter an estimated 1,000 people who visited Kings Harbor to hear former “American Idol” finalist Sundance Head. A strong breeze off of Lake Houston provided welcome relief for the audience, but the wind played havoc with Sundance’s acoustic guitar. It broke just before the concert and he had to run home for a back up.
A true professional, Sundance didn’t miss a beat and started the concert right on time. He was joined on the Harbor Plaza by Keith Rowe on guitar and vocals.
Sundance sang a mixture of cover tunes and original songs from his new CD “Sundance Head,” including one he co-wrote with his wife Misty, titled: “Alone.” He even rocked the house with his rendition of “Mustang Sally,” just like he did on “American Idol” in 2007.
The kids were dancing at Sundance’s feet from the start of the concert and the adults took to the dance floor as well when the sun went down. A couple of young girls from the audience got a glimpse at stardom as Sundance brought them on stage to sing along with him, but the guest who was the biggest hit with the crowd was harmonica player Gary Lopez, who joined the musicians for a set. It turns out that Lopez used to play with Sundance’s dad, gold-record artist Roy Head. Lopez came out to watch the show and had brought his harmonica along with him – just in case.
The charity guest was the Zach Jones Memorial Fund, honoring the life of Zach Jones who died at age 16 of rabies. Sports radio 610 personality John Lopez spoke on behalf of the organization which promotes rabies awareness and funds scholarships. He encouraged the crowd to sign up for the Zach Jones Memorial Golf Tournament on June 21 saying: “If you can swing a club, you can play.” He also introduced Amanda Leonard, the chair for the organization’s “Z” Gala on June 19 at Walden on Lake Houston Country Club.
The crowd was so appreciative of the free concert and the entertainers were having so much fun that they ended up staying well past the 10 p.m. scheduled ending. “It was just a fun night,” said Darlene Beaman of Kingwood about the concert. “Sundance was very friendly. I liked everything he sang. He seemed to enjoy the crowd as much as we enjoyed him.”