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Will Baxter Band rocked Holladay on the Commons

Sep 03, 2022 01:21PM ● By Sona Schmidt Harris

By Sona Schmidt-Harris | [email protected]

Under restless skies, the Will Baxter Band played Eric Clapton tunes on the Commons in Holladay. The Aug. 13 concert was part of the 2022 Free Concerts on the Commons presented by the Holladay Arts Council and Holladay Bank & Trust. In all, there were nine concerts held this summer.

      The concert began with a definitive blues vibe with “Double Crossing Time.”

Lead singer Will Baxter has a naturally smooth voice, one that many singers would envy.

The band also performed B.B. King’s “Help the Poor,” which, as Baxter explained, was B.B. King’s biggest hit, and Clapton’s least successful tune. 

It was “Old Love” that showcased Baxter’s vocal talents best. It seemed to come from soul and experience, and he moved from bar to bar with ease and expressed refined but earnest emotion. 

The band played to the end, despite the threatening skies. Onward home the Holladay crowd went, satisfied with a night of Clapton tunes played by the able Will Baxter band.