Concert Review: NEEDTOBREATHE (Greensboro Coliseum)

BY MARK DOLEJS NEEDTOBREATHE came to the Greensboro Coliseum Friday night to have some fun. Front man Bear Rinehart exclaimed “We’re about...

BY MARK DOLEJS

NEEDTOBREATHE came to the Greensboro Coliseum Friday night to have some fun. Front man Bear Rinehart exclaimed “We’re about to get wild for awhile y’all!” before breaking into “Riding High” and “Wasting Time.”


NEEDTOBREATHE's Bear Rinehart and Seth Bolt

Their current 26-city tour finished out on Saturday in Atlanta. The band is touring after the release of their new album, Caves, playing six songs off the album. Their set opened with “The Cave” and finished out with “Temporary Tears” and “Dreams” during the encore.


NEEDTOBREATHE's Josh Lovelace

Rinehart reminisced about playing at a small venue 20 years ago, called Café Jam, which oddly enough was located less than half a mile away on Spring Garden Street.


NEEDTOBREATHE's Tyler Burkham

The band played an acoustic set of three songs midway through the show, including “Everknown” and “Banks.” The third song, “West Texas Wind,” Rinehart talked about being a kind of prayer that he wrote while being isolated during Covid.


NEEDTOBREATHE's Randall Harris and Bear Rinehart

During the song “Brother,” Rinehart made his way around the floor, moving from one person to the next and making sure he high-fived or fist-bumped each and every person that he could, often backtracking to make sure no one within reach was left out.


NEEDTOBREATHE's Randall Harris and Seth Bolt

NEEDTOBREATHE consist of Rinehart on guitar and lead vocals, Josh Lovelace on keys and harmonica, Tyler Burkham on lead guitar, Randall Harris on Drums, Seth Bolt on bass, and Brandon Walters on guitar.


NEEDTOBREATHE's Bear Rinehart

I’ve seen this band several times and each time they just get better and better. This show was nonstop energy for two solid hours of rock and more than twenty songs.


Judah Akers of Judah & the Lion

Judah & the Lion opened the night with a high energy set of eleven songs including “Take A Walk,” “Quarter-Life Crisis,” “Only Want the Best” and ended with “Take It All Back.” They really stirred up the crowd with their cover of Lit’s “My Own Worst Enemy,” as they brought a little bit of punk to their show.
MARK DOLEJS
Photography is an avenue that Mark Dolejs uses to learn about the people and places that cross his path. After more than 30 years as a photojournalist, Mark enjoys concert, macro, and roadside photography. Follow Mark on Instagram at @solidrockpix.

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NEEDTOBREATHE's Bear Rinehart


NEEDTOBREATHE's Tyler Burkham


Judah Akers of Judah & the Lion

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