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Bracken Hale / Blog

Broken Spoke

Tonight we're at the Broken Spoke from 8-11pm. Last time was a blast. Hope to see you out!

Saxon Pub

We're back at the Saxon Pub Wed, August 24th at 11:00pm after Walt Wilkins. I've been looking forward to it and it should be a lot of fun. Ya'll come on out if you're on the south side of town. Bracken


Tonight is Friday the 12th of August and Beau and I are backing the great Chris Wall at the Broken Spoke from 9-12pm! Kenny Grimes and Howard Kalish are also in the band. Tomorrow, August 13th, the Bracken Hale band is playing the Burke Rally benefit in Driftwood. The Burke Youth Center is a school for young boys from abusive homes. Terry Kirkendall, drummer for Michael Shane Borden got us in on this and I think it's a worthwile cause. It's also going to be a lot of fun!


It's hot. The thermometer in my car read 107 yesterday after driving in the air conditioning for a half hour. I drank over a gallon of water yesterday, and I've cut my beer intake down to six or so per night which seems to help. There was a house fire in the neighborhood last night. I could smell it when I got home. The news this morning said $120,000 in damages.


Last week was a blast... I enjoyed playing with Michael Shane Borden at Poodie's on Sunday and returned again on Monday to do our regular slot. Beau and I played with Billy Dee, and James Shelton Tuesday at Waterloo Icehouse filling in for Evan Christian. The Bracken Hale band also played on Wednessday at the Saxon Pub with Eric, Beau and Vance Hazen. I played bass out of town for Jeremy Steding over the weekend and tomorrow I'll be backing Michael Shane again. Then the Bracken Hale Band will be back onstage at Poodie's on Monday the 1st of August at 10pm!

Saxon Pub

We are back at the Saxon Pub tomorrow night, Wed, the 27th at 11:00 P.M. If you're out come on by. The band will be Beau Johnson, Eric Hisaw and Vance Hazen. Some friends of ours in Amber Lucille's band are playing afterward so it should be a fun night. We'll be there again several dates in August as well as our regular monday night slot at Poodie's. Come see us when you can! Bracken

Saxon Pub

Hey folks!

The heat is upon us here in Texas. Beau and I escaped it for a few days, backing Michael Reaux for several dates in Wyoming. We've had a good response from the new cd so far...also the Bracken Hale band is still playing Poodie's on Monday nights at 10:00. We're back at the Saxon Pub on Wednesday, July 27th at 11:00pm. Today I'm off to Lampasas to play the Spring Ho Dance with Beau and Derek. Next week, in addition to the regular Monday and Thursday shows, Beau and I will be backing the great Chris Wall at the Broken Spoke on Friday.

Cds are here!

The new album has arrived. They should be up on the website and on itunes very soon. You can get one early by coming to Poodiepalooza on Sunday. We'll be playing 2:15-3:00 followed by Michael Shane Borden, William Clark Green, Thom Shepherd, Billy Joe Shaver, Gary P. Nunn, Larry Joe Taylor, Beck and Cauthen... also on the bill are Jeremy Steding (who has a fantastic new record), Aaron Einhouse and Jake Martin.


Sunday,June 26th is "Poodiepalooza" at Poodie's Roadhouse on 71. It's going to be a good time, ya'll. On the bill: Gary P. Nunn, Billy Joe Shaver, Michael Shane Borden,Larry Joe Taylor, William Clark Green, Bracken Hale Band, Jeremy Steding, Aaron Einhouse, Thom Shepherd and more!


I was just informed that Poodie Fest at the Backyard has been postponed due to heat. We will keep you informed. Brack