Koe Wetzel, Curtis Grimes, & Flatland Cavalry Coming to Cowboy’s in August
We’ve got three great shows coming to Cowboy’s next month: Flatland Cavalry, Curtis Grimes, and Koe Wetzel. Two take the Cowboy’s stage for their highly anticipated debut, the third a popular regular.
Texas Music has, yet, another Lubbock-based band on the verge of big things. Flatland Cavalry’s debut album Humble Folks sent ripples throughout the Texas / Red Dirt scene last year.
Notoriously critical Saving Country Music can’t even deny the charisma of this West Texas band: “Young, fresh-faced and hungry, they’re looking to carve their own little spot out in Texas music and beyond for fans that that don’t just want to hear, but listen. “Easy on the ears, heavy on the heart” is how the group presents themselves, and this is probably a fair representation of their first full length album Humble Folks. Comparisons to the Turnpike Troubadours, where you have weight in the songwriting, but harmonious appeal in the music, are probably fair as well.”
The band’s front man and chief songwriter, Cleto (pronounced like meadow) Cordero, moved to Lubbock from Midland to follow in the footsteps of other Texas greats including: Pat Green, Josh Abbott and William Clark Green – and so far so good for one of Texas Music’s most humble folks.
Their first single “One I Want” was the most played song on Texas radio in 2016. Their current duet with Kaitlin Butts, “Life Where We Work Out,” is making it’s way up the chart now.
NBC The Voice alum, and daddy-to-be, Curtis Grimes is back home in East Texas at Cowboy’s nightclub in Tyler.
The Gilmer native, who moved to Nashville just over one year ago, landed two No. 1 singles (The Cowboy Kind, Our Side of the Fence), and a Top 5 with Baby Don’t Cry, off his 2014 album Our Side of the Fence.
In April ’16 the music video for, “Bottom of the Fifth,” which features the Harmony High School baseball team — and the town of Gilmer, TX — was released in conjunction the MLB’s Opening Day.
Then in October of last year his newest album hit. Undeniably Country is his most confident and vulnerable album to date. Paying homage to his heroes from Hank Jr. to Jesus, The Harmony HS alum found his voice with his latest effort; and it’s firmly planted in 1992.
Koe Wetzel is living the Texas dream. The underground swell of support The East Texas native has tapped into is an amazing sight to behold. With nearly no radio play, and absolutely no radio promotion to speak of, Koe is selling out venues from Lubbock to College Station.
His first visit on Radio Texas, LIVE! was set up in the DMs on Twitter.
This is grassroots. And not the bullshit-make-believe-awschucks-kind, real grass roots. His album Noise Complaint, with help of fist pumping sing-along-songs including “Something to Talk About,” and an honest ode to late night drunken Taco Bell visits, “February 28, 2016,” is winning over fans across the Lone Star State.
This has happened before, but it’s been a while since we saw an artist resonate so quickly with fans; Casey Donhaew, and Josh Abbott, but that was over ten years ago. Pat Green in the late ’90s.