Flatland Cavalry debut “It’s Good To Be Back (‘Round Here Again)” performance video

Article Contributed by IVPR | Published on Saturday, April 9, 2022

Acclaimed band Flatland Cavalry’s new performance video for their song, “It’s Good To Be Back (‘Round Here Again),” is debuting today—watch/share HERE.

The video is the third installment of the band’s new series, “Far Out West Sessions,” which consists of seven stripped-down versions of songs from their acclaimed album, Welcome to Countryland (stream/purchase here). Produced by Fernando Garcia and filmed by Garcia and John Park at unique locations across the Trans-Pecos region of Texas, “Far Out West Sessions” finds the band celebrating their roots—returning to their home state to perform these songs in their purest form. In addition to today’s release, the band has unveiled two additional videos thus far—“Dancin’ Around A Fire” and “Daydreamer”—with four more to be shared in the coming weeks: “Tilt Your Chair Back,” “Gettin’ By,” “Country Is…” and “Life Without You.”

Released to critical acclaim, Billboard praises the “Daydreamer” video saying, “their practiced, tight-knit musicianship is highlighted on this video…this track is a dreamy country mix,” while Brooklyn Vegan declares, “performed against a gorgeous Texas backdrop, Flatland Cavalry scaled down to a trio and did the song with just banjo, acoustic guitar, and fiddle, and this version is truly lovely.”

In celebration of the new music, the band will continue to perform throughout the fall with their newly confirmed “Far Out West Tour.” Upcoming shows include Portland’s Revolution Hall Seattle’s The Crocodile, Corpus Christi’s Brewster Street Ice House, Asheville’s The Orange Peel, Kansas City’s The Truman and Houston’s White Oak Music Hall among many others. The band will also perform at Stagecoach, Bonnaroo, Windy City Smoke Out and Larry Joe Taylor’s Texas Music Festival this summer. See below for complete tour itinerary.

Reflecting on the “Far Out West Sessions,” lead singer Cleto Cordero shares:

Up until the pandemic pulled us off the road, we as a band had spent the last five years relentlessly touring and being away from home; seeing the entire country firsthand through the windshield of a white van. All of those experiences led to what would form the collection of songs that made Welcome To Countryland. What better way to honor our time at home than to return to square one and share these songs and stories, broken down and unplugged, in the simple and stunning country land from where I belong? After the long and loud journey that has been our touring career, performing to seas of thousands of loud and rowdy crowds, what a breath of fresh and dusty Far West Texas air to break things down to their simplest elements and play a song or two for the crickets and the creosote– for the spirits of my ancestors!

Long before my mom and dad decided to settle in Midland, TX and raise their large family of seven children, our family’s story began out in their magnificent big backyard, the Trans-Pecos Region of Texas, specifically Redford and Presidio, TX. The opportunity to travel back to where my family’s humble origins begin in Far West Texas wasincredible. I haven't been out that way in over fifteen years or so and was deeply moved by the sentiment of “returning home.” Getting to sing songs in the country that shaped my family’s character was a spiritual experience.”

The new project adds to a breakthrough year for the band, following the release of Welcome to Countryland this past summer. Produced by Jake Gear and recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium Studios, the record continues to receive widespread acclaim:

“a clear musical point of view, original melodies, mature confidence in portraying romantic matters, and increasingly fresh, distinctive lyrics…a straightforward, upbeat electrified country-rock band”—The Wall Street Journal
“Flatland Cavalry are promising to make days a little brighter wherever they go.”
—Rolling Stone
“a dynamic representation of country music”—American Songwriter
“Welcome to Countryland is a showcase of country songwriting. They write songs that get you dancing and singing along with every word."—PopMatters
“with a holistic approach to that diversity-rocks ethos, the Texas-bred band of brothers don’t just talk their talk. They walk the walk.”—Sounds Like Nashville
“feel-good, fiddle-powered sound”—San Antonio Express News
“a mix of richly twangy and a tad bit twisted country that’s straight out of a deep south Texas honky tonk.”—Arizona Daily Star
“pure country...Flatland Cavalry’s music lives and dies by its real, rootsy, spontaneous authenticity”—Country Now
“If you’re craving some sweet country authenticity, then this young Texan six-piece might be exactly what you’re looking for”—Holler
“From the upfront presence of the fiddle to the fantastic lyrics, the album is a great sign of things to come for this band…and country music as a whole”—Whiskey Riff
“their best full album to date…add this one to your collection and look for any of their upcoming shows as they tour in support of it. You won’t be disappointed.”—The Amp

Based in both Texas and Nashville, Flatland Cavalry is Cordero (vocals, acoustic guitar), Jason Albers (drums, background vocals), Jonathan Saenz (bass, background vocals), Reid Dillon (electric guitar, harmonica, second fiddle), Wesley Hall (fiddle) and Adam Gallegos (piano, keys, mandolin, banjo, electric guitar). In addition to the band, Welcome to Countryland also features special guest musicians Spencer Cullum (steel guitar), Jim Hoke (harmonica, jaw harp) and Billy Justineau (B3 organ) as well as background vocals from Hailey Whitters and Kaitlin Butts.

Welcome to Countryland follows the band’s self-released 2016 debut, Humble Folks, which reached #2 on iTunes’ Country Albums chart, #17 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Albums chart and #28 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, as well as their acclaimed 2019 release, Homeland Insecurity. Of the album, Rolling Stone declared, “Flatland Cavalry mix Red Dirt roots-rock with fiddle-driven twang. The blend is particularly intoxicating,” while the Dallas Observer praised, “a breath of fresh air for a Texas country music scene hungry for young blood.” Additionally, Wide Open Country selected the group as a “Band to Watch,” hailing, “float effortlessly between the Americana leanings of Texas country and the folksy songwriter influences of singers like Townes Van Zandt and Robert Earl Keen…they’ve got the kind of sound that folks far outside the Lone Star State will appreciate.” Since forming in 2012, Flatland Cavalry has toured relentlessly across the country, building a passionate grassroots fanbase as they went.

1. Country Is… (written by Cleto Cordero, P. Palomino)
2. Some Things Never Change (written by Cleto Cordero, Ava Suppelsa)
3. A Cowboy Knows How (written by Luke Combs, Dan Isbell, Jonathan Singleton)
4. Gettin’ By (written by Cleto Cordero, Jason Nix)
5. Well Spent Time (Cleto Cordero)
6. Life Without You (feat. Kaitlin Butts) (written by Cleto Cordero, Brian Keane)
7. No Ace In The Hole (written by Jason Albers, Cleto Cordero, Reid Dillon)
8. It’s Good To Be Back (Round Here Again) (written by Cleto Cordero)
9. Tilt Your Chair Back (written by Cleto Cordero, Ryan Necci)
10. Fallen Star (written by Cleto Cordero)
11. Daydreamer (written by Cleto Cordero, Adam Landry)
12. Dancin’ Around A Fire (written by Cleto Cordero, P. Palomino)
13. Off Broadway (written by Cleto Cordero)
14. …Meantime (feat. Hailey Whitters) (written by Cleto Cordero, Lainey Wilson)

April 8—Amarillo, TX—La Hacienda Amarillo
April 9—Lubbock, TX—Cook’s Garage
April 28—Stephenville, TX—Larry Joe Taylor’s Texas Music Festival
April 29—Port Neches, TX—Riverfest
May 1—Indio, CA—Stagecoach
May 4—Portland, OR—Revolution Hall
May 5—Spokane, WA—Knitting Factory Spokane
May 6—Boise, ID—Knitting Factory Boise
May 7—Reno, NV—Virginia Street Brewhouse
May 9—Seattle, WA—The Crocodile
May 12—Ogden, UT—Outlaw Saloon
May 13—Fort Collins, CO—Sundance Steakhouse and Saloon
May 14—Deadwood, SD—Deadwood Mountain Grand
May 15—Great Falls, MT—The Newberry
May 20—Abilene, TX—Mulligan’s Sports Bar & Grill
May 21—Decatur, TX—Wise County Fairgrounds
June 3—Midland, TX—Midland County Horseshoe Pavilion
June 4—Georgetown, TX—Troubadour Festival
June 10—Corpus Christi, TX—Brewster Street Ice House
June 11—New Braunfels, TX—Whitewater Amphitheater
June 16—Manchester, TN—Bonnaroo
June 18—Council Grove, KS—Washunga Days 2022
June 23—Isle of Palms, SC—The Wind Jammer
June 24—Asheville, NC—The Orange Peel
June 25—High Point, NC—Ziggy’s
July 7—Oklahoma City, OK—The Jones Assembly
July 13—La Porte, IN—La Porte County Fair
July 14—Des Moines, IA—Wooly’s
July 15—Cuba, MO—Crawford County Fair
July 16—Iowa City, IA—First Avenue Club
August 5—Kansas City, MO—The Truman
August 7—Chicago, IL—Windy City Smokeout
August 13—Houston, TX—White Oak Music Hall – Outside Lawn
August 19—Helotes, TX—Floore’s Country Store
August 20—Irving, TX—The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory