May 3, 2017 / Buddy Logan
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.
We are proud to welcome Flatland Cavalry along with Shane Smith & the Saints, Cody Canada and the Departed, Wade Bowen, and Cody Johnson to Tyler, TX this Saturday (May 6) for the Bud Light Red Dirt BBQ Festival, presented by Tyler Ford.