Brandon Jenkins brings power and sincerity to the stage. Don't miss this one of a kind act!
Power, sincerity and conviction are hallmarks of Brandon Jenkins the songwriter and Brandon Jenkins the singer. He has made a name for himself as a songwriter able to tackle all slices of life with equal vigor. As a vocalist, Jenkins possesses a country twang that crushes the metaphorical crutch of not judging a book by its cover that many folks would use to describe his appearance. It is unwise to simply dismiss Brandon Jenkins as a tattooed guitar wielding giant, although that is certainly part of his personality. To truly understand Brandon Jenkins you must realize that he is a thoughtful and soul baring artist sharing his craft with audiences nightly and on each of his records.
Brandon Jenkins has been breaking musical ground and stereotypes since the mid 1990’s and continues to get better with each passing year. In addition to his success as a solo artist, he is well known for his writing and co-writing of hit songs for other artists, most notably: Stoney LaRue, Bleu Edmondson and Cross Canadian Ragweed. Jenkins’ talents in all areas of music have allowed him to reach legendary status among Red Dirt aficionados, all while still being in the prime of his career.
His live shows, whether acoustic or featuring his rocking electric trio, are a spellbinding display of music mixing force and subtlety. The diverse nature of his song catalog and the versatile dynamics of his musicianship allow him to conquer any audience he is in front of.
With a new album set for release in April 2011, Jenkins is poised to further cement his place as one of the foundations of the entire Red Dirt music scene and the larger Americana scene. Paired with a determined and ambitious tour schedule in support of the new album, audiences will continue to witness Brandon Jenkins break models and shed labels in his quest for musical dominance.
Horse Opera. Real country music. A natural mix of traditional honky tonk, bluegrass, and hillbilly music. Songs of the human condition, the good and the bad. Horse Opera released their debut studio cd, ‘Sounds of the Desert’, in may of 2010, and have relentlessly toured the country since then. 8 national tours and a broken down van later, they are back in Texas, rebuilding the music machine.
Horse Opera is very proud to announce the addition of Mr. Chris ‘Howdy’ Darrell to the band. Howdy is playing acoustic guitar and mandolin, and writing and singing some great new originals.
AND, the addition of Mr. Dominic Aiello on the bass, and backing vocals. We are very excited to have Dominic on board. AND AND AND, Heather Rae Johnson is on fiddle and vocals, and Chris Wallis is back on the drums!
Horse Opera is hard at work on a new record. The band is currently playing around Austin and Texas, and has plans for national touring again, after the new record is released! The record is nearing completion and should be out late 2012/early 2013.