It’s OK if you haven’t heard of country/Americana singer Wyatt Flores. The 22-year-old hasn’t released a full-length album yet. But that hasn’t stopped him from selling out tour dates across the country, including a concert at NoDa’s Neighborhood Theatre on Thursday.
When someone’s a good singer/songwriter and can write lyrics that resonate with a broad audience, they’re bound to get the attention they deserve. Backed by a solid band, Flores looked and sounded more like a seasoned pro than someone just getting started.
Straight outta Stillwater, Oklahoma, Flores has risen in popularity on the strength of singles like “Losing Sleep,” “Break My Bones” and “Please Don’t Go.” He made the move to Nashville in 2022, where he signed an independent deal with Island Records.
His live performances have been compared to Zach Bryan in that his loyal audiences know every lyric to every song. Those packing the NoDa venue soaked up every note and sang along to every word providing plenty of energy right back at Flores and Co.
The crowd was even beyond supportive of opener Eddie Flint, a Navy man and former Chipotle employee who noted more than once that only six months ago he had no real plan or idea of what the future held. Now, he’s opening for Flores and winning over crowds of his own.
Be sure to check out Queen City Nerve’s Soundwave, Charlotte’s most comprehensive live music listing, so you don’t miss out on any shows or concerts coming up. And hell, if you’re looking for something else to do, you can check out our events page as well, which runs the gamut of things to do in Charlotte. You don’t ever have to be bored again. You can check out more of Jeff’s pics and live reviews here.
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