BTO for the Wellmont Theater

Legendary Bachman-Turner Overdrive, or BTO as known to their fans who are often referred to as gearheads, brought founding member Randy Bachman (best known for his work with The Guess Who and BTO) and the band to the Wellmont Theater for their 50th anniversay tour. 

BTO is a Canadian rock band that gained popularity in the 1970s. Their music is primarily classified as rock, specifically within the subgenres of hard rock and classic rock. Their sound is characterized by driving guitar riffs, energetic rhythms, and powerful vocals, which are all hallmarks of the rock genre. While their music can sometimes incorporate elements of blues rock and boogie rock, the overall style remains firmly rooted in the rock tradition.

Some of their most well-known songs include “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” “Takin’ Care of Business,” and “Roll On Down the Highway.” BTO’s music often features energetic rhythms and memorable hooks, making them a staple of classic rock radio. Listening to their music is like taking a joyride down the open road with the windows down and the volume turned up! The setlist opened with “Roll On Down the Highway” and included: 

Rock Is My Life, and This Is My Song

Shakin’ All Over (Johnny Kidd and the Pirates cover)

These Eyes (The Guess Who cover)

No Time (The Guess Who cover)

Not Fragile

Four Wheel Drive

Lookin’ Our for #1

Stayed Awake All Night

American Woman (The Guess Who cover)

No Sugar Tonight (The Guess Who cover)

Undun (The Guess Who cover)

She’s So High (Tal Bachman cover)

Let It Ride

You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

Hey You/All Right Now/Rock’n Me/You Shook Me All Night Long/Honky Tonk Women/Can’t Take My Eyes Off You/Get It On/Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye/Twist and Shout/Hey You (reprise)

Encore:

Takin’ Care of Business

Review and Photos by Lori Schneider