Flatland Cavalry is visiting the Showboat Saloon on April 14 in the band’s first trip to Wisconsin Dells.
“We’ve never been to Wisconsin,” said Flatland Cavalry bandleader and chief lyricist Cleto Cordero. “It’s our first time, it should be fun.”
The band, consisting of Cordero, guitarist Reid Dellon, bassist Jonathan Saenz, drummer Jason Albers, and fiddle player Weslye Hall, hails from Texas and describes its music as country that is “easy on the ears, heavy on the heart.”
“(We’re influenced) by George Strait, whatever was on the radio when I was growing up,” Cordero said. “As a teenager I picked up John Mayer, and then got into Rodney Rodgers, those red-dirt Americana (musicians) from Texas and Oklahoma.”
Cordero said the band got its start in Lubbock, Texas, in 2012 when the members met in college. The group started playing covers before it began writing its own music, with an EP, “Come May,” released in 2015, and a debut album, “Humble Folks,” in 2016.
Currently on a nationwide tour of about 11 cities, with stops in Washington, D.C., Seattle, Memphis, Nashville, Philadelphia, and New York, the band recently released its sophomore album, “Homeland Insecurity,” in January.
Flatland Cavalry released the first single from the album, “Old School,” on April 3. Cordero said that the band is “excited to play the new songs” during the stop at Showboat Saloon.
“If you’re a Turnpike Troubadours Fan you’ll love them,” said Jesse DeFosse, owner of the Showboat Saloon. “Hell you’ll love them anyway, because they’re flawless.”
Flatland Cavalry plays at 7 p.m. April 14 at the Showboat Saloon, 24 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells. Tickets are available for $12 at wheelhouse.ticketspice.com/flatland-cavalry-at-showboat-saloon.