Robbie Freeman soared like a free bird at Seventh Circle Music Collective, on Sept. 26. He was the main support, Bloom Creation and Still Sky’s The Limit were the opening acts and The Widowhood Effect was the headliners.
Unlike the performers who played before Freeman, he was inspired to do some things a bit differently. Instead of performing on stage, he remained in the general admission area and performed. Instead of being plugged into an amplifier, he stood alone with his acoustic guitar. He chose to sing with no microphone, as he wanted everything to be more intimate.
Freeman began his set with “Jamie”, by providing how he was inspired to write it. He mentioned it was a new song, how it was about a girlfriend of a friend and how much really despised her. He asked the crowd if they had ever encountered someone like them and everyone in the crowd said they had. Then, he went onto introduce himself to the crowd and began the song.
After performing “Jamie”, Freeman pointed out his girlfriend in the crowd. He mentioned how they had driven through 26 states and two Canadian provinces. He continued to say how they kept each other company and how they were on tour for the past two-and-a-half months. He reminisced about when his colleagues encouraged him to go to Europe, when they themselves had not traveled more than two states over.
Upon arriving in Colo., Freeman remembered when stopped at St. Mary’s Glacier. He mentioned he was born in Kan. and currently resides in Fla. He complimented the beauty of what he had seen during his stay and what he remembered in his birth state. He joked how it was a fly-over state and how anyone can find love anywhere. After he made the statement, it brought tears to some of those standing in the front row. Then, he continued with “Long Drive Home”.
Prior to performing “Valrico”, he asked if the crowd wanted to hear something more upbeat. He stated the song is available online and it can be downloaded for free. He declared how he also had stickers and buttons for free too. Afterwards, he explained his reasoning for not charging a dime. He stated he did not charge for anything because everything should be free. Then, he ended his recital with “Down”.
“Goodwill” and “Dig” were also part of Robbie Freeman’s set.