Join us for our second Sounds of Speedway concert of the season featuring an opening act, the amazing folk duo right here from Wichita Falls, Wichita Red & The Songbird! Our headliner is the incomparable folk-Americana group, Flatland Cavalry, from Lubbock, TX! This event will take place at The Forum on May 18 starting at 7 p.m. Cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
This event is BYOB (beer and wine only). Gypsy Kit will be serving up their famous tacos!
At some point between Lubbock and Midland, the land shifts from endless cotton rows and rich farmland into pump jacks and mesquite tree filled pastures. Lubbock roots-country outfit Flatland Cavalry straddles that line between the Panhandle and the badlands of West Texas with their bright, earthy country ballads and gritty folk ramblers. Vocalist and chief songwriter Cleto Cordero’s honest, smooth songwriting revolves around the vernacular world of West Texas that he’s constructed with dusty, sun-soaked character sketches, brooding self-evaluations, and candid love songs that all have the ability to turn into singalong anthems.
Formed in the fall of 2012, the quintet was rounded up by Cordero after stretches of acoustic outings around the Panhandle town of Lubbock. With guitarist Reid Dillon, fiddler Laura Jane, bassist Jonathan Saenz, and drummer Jason Albers joining Cordero, Flatland quickly began to garner the attention of the masses with the release of the debut EP, Come May, in the spring of 2015. Building off successes of Come May, Cordero and company have been recording their full-length follow-up, Humble Folks, during the winter months of late 2015 and early 2016.
For more information contact Jana Schmader, firstname.lastname@example.org, 940-766-3347 or visit http://www.artscouncilwf.org/all-arts-events/sounds-of-speedway/.