Flatland Cavalry

Cheatham Street Warehouse Presents

Flatland Cavalry

Troy Cartwright

Fri · April 7, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:59 pm)

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 18 and over

Flatland Cavalry
Flatland Cavalry is an energetic blend of Country-Folk-Americana whose sound and influence can be traced to the vivacity and showmanship of the Turnpike Troubadours, melodic stylings of John Mayer, and songwriting ability of renowned Texas artists such as Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen. Thomas Mooney, Editor-in-chief of New Slang Lbk, a music blog focused on the thriving Lubbock music scene, states," It's the closest thing to Turnpike Troubadours in some time. Close your eyes and maybe, you can hear the same wiry twang in Cordero that you heard in Evan Felker years ago. The comparisons don't end there. There's the piercing interplay between guitar and fiddle. The honest longing for intimacy, inevitable heartbreak, and the occasional summertime fling that sprinkle their way through songs." Founded in 2012 by childhood friends and college roommates, Cleto Cordero and Jason Albers, Flatland Cavalry is determined to take the Lubbock music scene (and the state of Texas) by storm with their refreshing original sound.

Within two weeks of releasing their debut EP, Come May (May 2015), the ambitious young band received an offer and signed with the Oak Park, California based booking agency, Atomic Music Group, and joined the roster amongst other great Texas-based musical acts including Ray Wylie Hubbard, Brandon Rhyder, Folk Family Revival, and The Statesboro Revue. It seems the future is bright for the humble five-piece from Lubbock, TX; whose sole mission is to write and play music that's, "Easy on the ears, Heavy on the heart."
Troy Cartwright
"It's the stuff you dream about," says Troy Cartwright of his whirlwind year. The young Dallas native began to see a lifetime of hard work pay off in spades in 2015, as he signed with Sunfire Entertainment, released a critically acclaimed debut album, cracked the top 25 on the Texas Music Chart, and shared bills with Hayes Carll, Randy Rogers, Turnpike Troubadours, Green River Ordinance, and more. "This is all I wanted to do since I was 14," he reflects, "and now I'm doing it."

With so much momentum on his side, it's no surprise that Cartwright titled his new release 'Don't Fade.' It's a note-to-self that he more than lives up to on the EP, bringing together the heartfelt vulnerability of Ryan Adams and the arena-ready anthems of Eric Church into an infectious, genre-blurring masterpiece. The tracks showcase Cartwright's considerable growth, both as a writer and performer, while honing in on the sharp lyrics and soulful delivery that earned his self-titled debut widespread praise in Texas and beyond. The Dallas Observer called that record "one of the very best of 2015," while the Fort Worth Star Telegram raved that "there's an ease and a polish…belying Cartwright's relative youth," and Red Dirt Nation said that it "stirs what makes us all feel young and poignantly reminds us how fragile we all are when it comes to love, heartbreak and home." For Cartwright, though, it was only just the prelude.

"You never know what you don't know," he reflects from his newly adopted hometown of Nashville. "I'm very proud of that first record and some of those songs have done very well for me, but with a whole additional year-and-a-half of hard touring and writing under my belt when we recorded 'Don't Fade,' I felt like I had a much better idea of how I wanted to sound and who I was as an artist."
Venue Information:
Cheatham Street Warehouse
119 Cheatham Street
San Marcos, TX, 78666
http://www.cheathamstreet.com/