The Panhandlers, the newly-formed Texas supergroup composed of Josh Abbott, William Clark Green, Flatland Cavalry’s Cleto Cordero, and John Baumann, already have a few live date on the books, have released a few songs, and by the looks of it so far, this album is shaping up to be pretty damn good.
Their latest release, “Cactus Flower,” follows their debut “No Handle” and second release “This Flatland Life.”
“I didn’t even know what that was,” says writer Cleto Cordero when bandmate Josh Abbott asked him to write a song about a lady finger cactus. “So I decided to write one called ‘Cactus Flower’ and showed it to Josh. Fast forward two years and I was throwing songs out and I pulled it out and said, ‘Man, this one’s really west Texas-y. I think it could work. Me and Josh sat down in the bunker, where we recorded, and finished it off, which was really cool since he helped me start it.”
“I wrote it for my fiancée. I was trying to imagine this kind of a rugged character who’s beautiful but so hard to figure out. It’s a west Texas love song, I guess.”
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 debut, self-titled album is set for release on March 6th.
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