Check Out Red Dirt Legend Brandon Jenkins for Free at the Lucky Mule Saloon December 20th [VIDEO]
In a musical genre that can be traced back around 2 decades, Brandon Jenkins has been there since nearly the beginning. Known for his incredible songwriting, rich, soulful singing, and his imposing, bald-headed, tattooed appearance, Jenkins is not only a legend, but he’s an original. Along with special guest Jarrod Birmingham, Brandon is bringing his one-of-a-kind talents to the Lucky Mule Saloon in Abilene for a free concert on Thursday night, December 20th.
Cost: 21 and over are free, available at the Lucky Mule. 18 and up welcome with I.D., and cost $5.
Purchase Online: LuckyMuleAbilene.com
Date and Time
Thursday, December 20th. Doors open at 6:00pm
Jarrod Birmingham’s 2006 CD, “No Apologies,” spawned a #1 single and earned the country music outlaw a top ten spot in the Best Of Texas Top 30 songs of the year.
He has been compared to Waylon Jennings and Hank Williams, Jr. and producer Eric Paul described the country traditionalist as “the first real singer of the 21st century.” Humbled by the accolades, Birmingham attributes his pure and gritty musical style to his true grit life style.
This South Texas native is no manufactured “hat act.” Birmingham is a REAL cowboy. A former professional bullrider who has enough pins, plates and screws in his body to make it difficult to pass an airport scanner, Birmingham’s music is steeped in stark realism.
Critics agree that Birmingham indeed delivers on record and on stage. One of the best reviewed acts of 2006, he has been described as “refreshing,” “rough & tumble,” and “a true Texas treasure.”
His #1 single, “If You Don’t Like Me,” confirmed his place as an extraordinary talent on the Texas music scene and his new BMA Records release, “Like My Daddy Did,” will introduce the rest of the nation to our Texas treasure.
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.
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.
Check out Brandon Jenkins talking about getting started into the music scene, and performing ‘White Van Blues’: