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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


Just got the word that the Bracken Hale band we will be playing Poodie Fest at the Backyard on Sunday, June 26! We're not sure about the time slot yet. I will also be backing Michael Shane Borden on bass during his set and again later at the after party at Poodie's Hilltop in Spicewood. This show is a benefit for HAAM, SIMS foundation and AMP. On the bill will be Gary P. Nunn, Billy Joe Shaver, Larry Joe Taylor (who will be headlining the late show at Poodie's Hilltop that night). Come on out and let's honor the memory of Poodie by raising money for a good cause!

Thursday Night

Thursday, Beau and I will be in Lampasas playing with Derek and Joe Manuel at the Lucky Ranch Grill from 9-12. I'll be back on bass (I've been playing the Danelectro '59 longhorn latley). If you're in the neighborhood stop on in. It's a fun show and super casual. Take care, Brack


Just had a great night at Poodie's. The regular band, Chris Fannin, Beau Johnson and Eric Hisaw honkytonked like the rapture was coming. We were also lucky to have Derek Groves sit in as well. By the way, he'll be subbing for Eric next Monday as the lead man. I heard Tessy Lou at the Saxon early tonight and she and the band sounded like a million bucks. They really impressed me, and what a nice group of people, too. Keep an eye out for them and hear them when you can. I'm excited for Thursday... Beau and I go to Lampasas to play with Derek and Joe Manuel (guitarist for Merle Haggard/George Strait). We've been doing every other Thursday at the Lucky Ranch Grill and it's been lots of fun! Hope all is well out there. See you soon, Bracken

First entry

Hi everyone. The cds should be here in a few weeks. Things are rolling along. We had a great Memorial Day show at Poodie's and stuffed ourselves with Jack's famous brisket. The band has been Beau Johnson, Eric Hisaw and Chris Fannin, with Keith Davis or Danny Hawk sittting in on occasion. Beau and I have played in several bands together, most recently working for Gary P. Nunn from 2007-2011. Beau and Chris have played together before, and we all share a west Texas connection: Their band and mine were playing some of the same clubs back in the mid nineties. Eric Hisaw is an americana singer-songwriter/guitarist who we are lucky enough to have helping us on lead right now. He also produced my record for me and did an outstanding job. On his own he has about four really great albums under his belt. The latest "Ghost Stories" is out any day now. I'm backing him up on bass at Sam's Burger Joint in San Antonio this Saturday! We have a steady Monday gig at Poodie's and should be back at the Saxon Pub very soon. I'll keep you posted. Also, I've uploaded four songs from the record... hope you like em! Bracken