By: Marti Mendoza
Flatland Cavalry kicked off their North American tour in Texas, making a stop at Houston’s 713 Music Hall on March 24th. Opening up the night was Houston native, Keller Cox. He put on a great set that got the crowd going. He was followed by Colby Acuff, singing a few of his songs such as Dying Breed and If I Were the Devil.
With the crowd excited for the main act of the night, Flatland Cavalry took the stage and started on their incredible setlist. From the first song to the last, everyone was singing along to each word, sometimes louder than lead singer, Cleto Cordero, himself. Throughout the night, the band was playing good ol’ Texas country music. Fiddle player Wesley Hall shined in many moments with great solos, along with Reid Dillion, working his electric guitar.
Flatland Cavalry did their hits, including Some Things Never Change, A Cowboy Knows How, and Gettin’ By. The crowd beamed their flashlights as the band sang Mountain Song. Slowing down the mood, Cordero did a few sad breakup songs with him and his guitar. He sang If We Said Goodbye and then got more intimate with the crowd by sitting down on the edge of the stage and performing Sleeping Alone. A few more hits from their latest EP, the band did Parallel and Damaged Goods. Involving the crowd with this one, Country Is…, was a fun one in the setlist.
The crowd loved hearing a cover of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Fishin’ in the Dark. Another stand out moment was playing one of their biggest songs so far, A Life Where We Work Out. It was unfortunately without the beautiful vocals of Kaitlin Butts; Cordero still knocked it out of the park.
Finishing the concert close to midnight, Flatland Cavalry ended the night with Traveler’s Song.
It was a perfect Friday night for a country show and the band put on a great performance for the Houston crowd! If you haven’t yet, check out Flatland Cavalry’s music and catch them live when you get a chance.