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Matt and The Herdsmen: The Concert

Today marks the two year anniversary for Matt and The Herdsmen, and I feel like that deserves a pizza party or something of the sort.Congratulations for the excellent work! For all the shows around Texas, for the release of the album and the release of two singles during this time. Keep it up guys!

After some last minute running around, I was finally able to score some tickets to see Matt and the Herdsmen this past Sunday. I know the last time I talked about them in my Texas Music Thursday post, yall mentioned a review of their live performance. Yall ready to hear about it? Well here we go!
Matt and The Herdsmen Concert RGV

Initially, I had only been able to score 1 ticket for the concert, but thanks to the wonderful staff of Palmfest they saved me a second one for my mom. After we had looked around, tried out some stuff and enjoyed some great food, we went to wait in line for the. Thankfully, we were surrounded by some amazing individuals and I believe some friendships were made during that time. Also, it turns out I was having a conversation with the mother of Mr. Beto Cavazos (Electric Guitar). She shared a bit about the guys, how they were all just guys working hard doing what they love, which is to play good music. And, did they play good music!

We finally went inside. I was able to get a great spot towards the front. The guys came out and they were ready to just get started. Unfortunately there was technical difficulties at the beginning, yet they completely played through it and kept doing their thing. Personally, I believe that the way someone or in this case a group is able to handle a difficult situation says a lot about them. For them to be able to keep going was a plus Whether or not they themselves freaked out, were nervous or anything of the sort, that didn't show. They played a few covers and several of their original songs. I know in the album you are able to enjoy some good fiddle, yet in their live shows they don't have a fiddle player. Don't get discouraged, the sound of a country band is still there. Yet, in the live performance they are able to work freely with the music and do what just feels right for the time, and honestly it works.
Although they only played a few songs, I believe it was around 6 or 7, they were able to entertain the crowd and had fun with it. By the way, the crowd could have been easily distracted due to the Cowboys game being shown on the screens, but the distractions were minimal. They certainly got the party started for Costello, which you will be hearing more about on Thursday, and Mr. Pat Green.

Once their set ended, Matt Castillo (Lead Vocals) stated he would be at the merchandise table to hang out with the audience. As you could guess, I went over there. When he arrived he hugged and high fived everyone as family, I am sure some may have been family...they are a local band after all. However the thing is that he came up to me as if I were someone he had known for years! Those that have read my other posts or follow me on social media, know how much it means to me for someone to appreciate others. It is safe to say that they did not disappoint, and I will continue to listen to their music and will certainly try my best to attend more of their shows. Also, All Gone their new single was already a favorite of mine, but now I may be obsessed with it.  Highly recommended.
Matt Castillo and Me. We are both wearing Tshirts from local Texas companies.
His is Alablanca Apparel. Mine is Tumbleweed TexStyles.

Make sure to keep up to date with them, on Facebook and Twitter. You can also check out their website. I know they have several more dates here in the RGV area, as well as some in Austin- including Oct 24 with Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen at the Nutty Brown Cafe (totally wish I could be there) as well as date or two close to Dallas. If you do go to any of their shows make sure to let me know what you think of them. Also, give them a shout-out for the hard work they have put in over the past two years.

Matt Castillo - Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocals
Beto Cavazos - Electric Guitar, Harmony Vocals
Ruben Cantu - Drums
Danny Salinas - Bass, Vocals

13 comments :

  1. Concerts are so much fun, and who doesn't love a hunky cowboy?

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    1. Yes! I was in need of a new concert. I am beyond happy it was a good one after all.

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  2. I agree with Angie - I love concerts and miss them (grew up in Jersey and every rock band that was anyone came to the New Jersey/ New York area) ..... yes good looking cowboys are cute!

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    1. Concerts are always fun! Ive been to a couple of rock concerts back when I was in Houston. Hey, if these guys ever head out to your part the states check them out.

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    2. Concerts are always fun! Ive been to a couple of rock concerts back when I was in Houston. Hey, if these guys ever head out to your part the states check them out.

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  3. Love concerts! I haven't been to one in ageeees. I'm glad you had a good time, I really want to go to one now!

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    1. Concerts are always fun, especially when you can see the artist/band enjoying themselves. Go enjoy one!

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  4. Going to listen to All Gone Now. Always love a good country song, glad they were so sweet in person!

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    1. You definitely should, and tell me what you think of it! The first time I heard the song I loved it and was super excited when I found out that they were going to make All Gone their next single.

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  5. I have never been to a concert.. Hope to change that soon. Looks like you had fun!
    — DT | Here I Scribble

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    1. Yes! Most definitely had fun, I have had my fair share of concerts of different genres. However this has to be one of my favorites.

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  6. That kind of music is not my taste but concerts are so fun... I looks like you really enjoyed it!

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  7. I haven't been to a concert in so long!

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