Flatland Cavalry Chats Touring And New Music At Windy City Smokeout.
Any day we get to catch up with Flatland Cavalry is a good day in my book.
They’ve been releasing stripped-down versions of songs from their latest album, Welcome To Countryland, over the last couple months, singing from various locations across the Trans-Pecos region of Texas.
Our ears and souls were recently blessed with a full album of acoustic tunes from their fantastic Far Out West Sessions. Based in both Texas and Nashville, Flatland Cavalry includes Cleto Cordero (vocals, acoustic guitar), Jason Albers (drums, background vocals), Jonathan Saenz (bass, background vocals), Reid Dillon (electric guitar, harmonica, second fiddle), Wesley Hall (fiddle) and Adam Gallegos (piano, keys, mandolin, banjo, electric guitar).
We got to sit down with our favorite "Humble Folk" at Windy City Smokeout this passed weekend to chat with the guys a little more.
Frontman Cleto Cordero relished in the opportunity to go back home and make these videos in places that mean so much to his family:
“Long before my mom and dad decided to settle in Midland, TX and raise their large family of seven children, our family’s story began out in their magnificent big backyard, the Trans-Pecos Region of Texas, specifically Redford and Presidio, TX.
The opportunity to travel back to where my family’s humble origins begin in Far West Texas was incredible. I haven’t been out that way in over fifteen years or so and was deeply moved by the sentiment of ‘returning home.’
Getting to sing songs in the country that shaped my family’s character was a spiritual experience.”
They previously put out “It’s Good To Be Back (‘Round Here Again),” “Dancin’ Around A Fire,”“Daydreamer,” “Tilt Your Chair Back,” and “It’s Good To Be Back (‘Round Here Again).”
Photo CJ Bown
If you haven't listen to their Welcome To The Country Land album, your souls is missing out. It's got guest vocals from Hailey Whitters and Kaitlin Butts, plus co-writing from Luke Combs, Lainey Wilson, Brian Keane, and more, and it blurs the lines between traditional country, '70s country rock, and a more modern, alternative-friendly sound.W
The talented group also shows no sign of slowing down. With dozens of sold out dates on their current "Far Out West" tour and a handful of festivals the guys are keeping busy.
Front man Cleto also shared with us that the guys are getting BACK in the studio for a fall EP and a new album next summer!
Windy City Smokeout goers were blessed as this Texas based group performed with an energetic blend of old school Texas country, folk, and Americana. The band played favorites from their latest album Welcome to Countryland like “Some Things Never Change” & “Like Without You”.
Photo Credit CJ Bown
If you haven't heard Welcome To Countryland, you can stream that below too. It's got guest vocals from Hailey Whitters and Kaitlin Butts, plus co-writing from Luke Combs, Lainey Wilson, Brian Keane, and more, and it blurs the lines between traditional country, '70s country rock, and a more modern, alternative-friendly sound. We can't wait to see what these "Humble Folks" do next.