The Friday Flyer | David Nail performs for a sold-out Lodge concert


David Nail performs for a sold-out Lodge concert

A sold-out audience of 320 gathered in the Lodge’s Holiday Bay room on Saturday to listen to country music artist David Nail perform his hits.

When it came time for David to take the stage, Doug Schultz, producer of Canyon Lake POA’s Concerts at the Lodge series, led the crowd in his enthusiastic welcome.

“In keeping with our Canyon Lake tradition,” he said, “please rise and join me in giving Canyon Lake a very warm welcome to Mr. David Nail.”

David Nail performs onstage with his band at their Saturday concert at Canyon Lake Lodge. The country music star performed his hits to a sold-out audience in the Holiday Bay venue.

Before David embarked on his Valentine’s Day weekend gig, however, Leslie Lowe’s opening act took the stage.

Leslie, who is from San Clemente, performed a solo acoustic guitar set of original music for 30 minutes. Canyon Lakers loved his songs and his angelic voice, Doug said.

David then performed as a four-piece band. He started at 8:45 p.m. and did a 90-minute set, including an encore of his hit song, “Whatever She’s Got.”

David’s sets included other hit singles, “Let it Rain” and “Red Light”. He has recorded four studio albums and 13 music videos, including 12 hit singles. He has been nominated twice for an Academy of Country Music Award and a Grammy.

Leslie Lowe took the stage as the opening act for David Nail’s concert on Saturday. His 30-minute set included his original music. Photos provided by Doug Schultz

“Canyon Lake audiences went crazy over David Nail, shouting they loved him and singing along to his songs,” Doug said.

“The Canyon Lake concert experience is awesome,” Doug said. “Drive a few minutes by golf cart or car to the venue, have dinner and drinks before the show if you wish, then witness a truly national recording artist live, in concert right here at Canyon Lake. Concerts at the Lodge…there’s nothing else like it.

Upcoming gigs at the Lodge include Jim Messina, one half of superstar pop rock duo Loggins and Messina, on April 16; Don Dokken, the iconic singer of the hard rock group Dokken, on June 18, and The Blasters, an alternative rockabilly group, on August 27.

Tickets are on sale through Member Services, the Canyon Lake POA website, and the POA Facebook page.

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