Any time a supergroup is formed, the first question on everybody’s mind is “will they tour together?”
And it makes sense. You have individual artists that have already have established music careers, and they would essentially have to put that on hold to tour as a group. For some, it makes sense, and others, it doesn’t.
However, for The Panhandlers, the newly-formed Texas supergroup composed of Josh Abbott, William Clark Green, Flatland Cavalry’s Cleto Cordero, and John Baumann, a few dates are already on the books. Nothing crazy, but some live shows nonetheless.
The group made their live debut at the MusicFest earlier this month, but will also be playing the iconic Gruene Hall on March 19th, Larry Joe Taylor Fest on April 21st, and Cotton Fest on May 1st in Lubbock, Texas.
Their self-titled debut album will drop on March 6th, featuring the lead single “No Handle” and the upcoming release “This Flatland Life,” which is due out on Friday.
“This was the first song we wrote for the album,” says Abbott. “It’s a first-person anecdote of the everyday musings of being from the area: the boom-or-bust economical system, and the passionate sides that oppose each other on it, as well as religion and politics.”