Hey everybody, Braeden here! I hope all of you have been doing well. I just wanted to hop on and let you know what’s been going on in my world musically speaking.
My Dad, Robby and I have been working very hard on the relaunch of our duo, The Flathead Fords. We had our first show of the year last weekend at the Plaza Theatre in Garland, TX. We were very blessed to be part of the lineup for the Jim Paul Miller Memorial Bluegrass Show. This year’s show was pretty special for us. The first time we performed in the show was in 2014 when we both part of the band, Blackland Grass. I was surprised to find out that night that I had been chosen as the scholarship winner for that year! That opportunity allowed me to attend Gerald Jones’ Acoustic Music Camp in Arlington, TX that summer where I got to study mandolin with some of the top pros in the business. I’m always happy to come back and support the show’s great cause. Since that first year, Dad and I have performed in the show as part of Philip Ferguson & Texas True and for two years with my own band, Braeden Paul & Wheel Hoss. Dad made the remark later that evening he never thought we would be performing in the show as a duo. Needless to say, we had a lot of fun that night and the crowd enjoyed what we did. I also enjoyed being able to catch up with many friends I hadn’t seen in a long time.
In a few weeks, Dad and I will be performing at Opening Bell Coffee in Dallas, TX. Wheel Hoss and I performed there last year and had a whole lot of fun. I’m very excited about bringing the Flathead Fords there as it is a really nice intimate listening room that I feel our music is well suited for. We will be there on Saturday February 8 from 8:00-10:00 P.M.
If you can’t make it out to the show, I would like to invite you to take a listen to our recording of the Jimmie Rodgers classic, “T. For Texas.“ I think it’s a good representation of what we’ve set out to do musically. I hope you enjoy it! We hope to put out more music soon.
Before I leave you I would like to give a little bit of clarification on something that you may be wondering about. You’ll notice on the Schedule page that there are two dates for Wheel Hoss on the books. Both are at Oakdale Park in Glen Rose, TX. I’ll tell you a little more about them when we get closer to time, but the main thing I wanted to iterate is that these will be the final two dates for the band. These shows were booked long before the group dissolved late last year. When this happened I agreed to honor any dates that had been previously scheduled. Like I’ve said before, I have no regrets as far as the band is concerned and I’m very proud of what we did together. I hope you can make it out to these last few dates.
I’m really excited about what this year has to offer for me both in music and in life. I can’t wait to share more with you over the coming months!