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August 4, 2013

Swons electrify audience

Duo hits concert trail after time on ‘The Voice’

CATOOSA — Muskogee’s Swon Brothers turned in a “swonderful” performance in their first concert since placing third on NBC’s “The Voice.”

The duo wooed the audience with harmony and good-time country music Saturday night at Hard Rock Casino’s The Joint.

The brothers thanked their fans for taking them to the top three on “The Voice,” a reality singing show that concluded in June. The brothers played a mix of songs from the show, songs they wrote, and popular country hits.

And, of course, they bantered back and forth, keeping the audience laughing.

Zach and Colton Swon took the stage in front of nearly 2,700 fans, opening with “Play Something Country” and quickly moving into “How Country Feels.” When the brothers played “Fishin’ in the Dark,” the audience members rose to their feet and clapped along.

Later, the brothers showcased their flawless harmony with “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes?” and Zach Swon brought the blues alive with “Georgia on my Mind.”

Colton Swon took to the audience from time to time to sing and run up and down the aisles, prompting hundreds of women to stand up and try to capture him on cell phone cameras.

The Swon Brothers played some original tunes as well, including “Oklahoma Lovin’.”

“We wrote it so every girl would want one of us Oklahoma guys. You can thank us later,” Colton Swon said.

The brothers haven’t announced when they’ll next appear live, but they dropped hints that they’ll soon be in concert again.

“Tell you what, we’ve had so many emails and messages asking us where we’ve been and what we’re doing,” Zach Swon said. “Well, this is what we’re doing.”

Over the eruption of applause — and a few shrieks —  from the audience, he added, "We do have a booking agent now and we’re going to be pretty busy for the next 40 years.”

Reach Wendy Burton at (918) 684-2926 or wburton@muskogeephoenix.com.

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