July 28, 2017
Mike McClure + Brandon Jenkins
Opening – Kirby Kelley
Doors Open at 7 p.m.
Show Starts at 8 p.m.
Two of the top notch Texas/Red Dirt legends will team up for this intimate acoustic show at Heritage Hall in Paris, TX. Catching the duo of Mike McClure and Brandon Jenkins is hard to do.
McClure got his start in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and would hang out and play music at the notorious “Farm” with other Red Dirt artists such as Bob Childers, Tom Skinner, and Scott Evans. After forming The Great Divide with J.J. Lester, Scotte Lester, and Kelley Green in 1992 and contributing to six studio albums and one live two-part album, McClure set out to do his own thing.
As a songwriter and producer, McClure has collaborated with many other Red Dirt artists. He has become the permanent producer for Cross Canadian Ragweed. Usually contributing also as a songwriter, he has produced five of their seven studio albums. He has also produced albums by other artists around the scene such as Stoney LaRue, Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Scott Copeland, Johnny Cooper, Whiskey Myers, and the Turnpike Troubadours.
Originally from Tulsa – Jenkins made the move from Oklahoma to Texas in 2003.
In 2005, Jenkins released Down In Flames and got a 3-year record deal for his Western Soul Records imprint to have his work distributed by Sony/RED.
2008’s Faster Than a Stone, features Travis Fite and Stoney LaRue.
Jenkins’ 2009 album Brothers of the Dirt was a collaboration with many Red Dirt and Texas country scene artists: Cody Canada (Cross Canadian Ragweed), Stoney LaRue, Jason Boland and Randy Rogers.
In 2011, Jenkins released a record he called Project Eleven, which was a digital only 11-track record released on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, with a single released on September 11, 2011.
Jenkins recorded 2016’s The Flag, again with long-time collaborator, Dave Percefull. In 2016, Jenkins moved from Austin to Nashville.
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