Brian Winfield and Bandera

Brian Winfield and Bandera

 Austin, Texas, USA
BandCountryAmericana

Bandera, as a band, blend old school Texas Country with Southern Rock to give audiences a powerful live performance. Brian Winfield's songwriting pulls from true life experience and relationships and maintains the integrity absent from most mainstream music today.

Biography

Bandera, as a band, is a relative newcomer to the Texas Music scene. They blend old school and Texas Country with Southern Rock to give audiences a powerful live performance. Lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Brian Winfield is an Humble, TX native now residing in Austin. His songwriting pulls from life-experience and relationships and maintain a sincere honesty that is absent from most Nashville songs. Another Humble native, lead guitarist Dave Evans uses his heavy metal background with lightning fast country licks to create a uniquely Southern sound that separates Bandera from other musical acts. Holding down the rhythm section is the latest addition of Albert Huang, a veteran bassist of the local Austin music scene.(also from the Austin TX reggae rock band Indofin.) Whether rattling the room with a white-knuckle rockabilly jam or providing the heartbeat of a ballad or occasionally making things funky, Albert adds a sure and steady flow to Bandera's brand of country music.

Lyrics

Wandering Man

Written By: Brian Winfield/Dave Evans

In a rundown bar, with a beat up guitar,
stands a young man singing words written right from the heart
Dirty hat pulled low, cheap whiskey poured strong
Through the smoke you could see his soul dancing slow to a sad old country song
He's lived every line, chewed up the highway miles, he's loved and lost the ladies that make up the melodies and rhymes
Wears a peace sign around his redneck, worn out boots on shaky legs
Keeps a bottle in his guitar case and bloodstained frets when he plays
A pickup truck is his chariot and words are his wings, with any luck he'd have enough cash for gas and guitar strings.
He won't fall in love again, the last few ladies did him in,
He's mourning the goodbyes and one night stands, he's a wandering man.
He understands the hand he was dealt but he wonders why he can't get no help, been a good man most all his life, a few bad choices set aside.
He still feels there's hell to pay for a few lost souls he led astray, the lord don't like a man of vice, the longer he lives the harder he tries.
A pickup truck is his chariot and words are his wings, with any luck he'd have enough cash for gas and guitar strings.
He won't fall in love again, the last few ladies did him in,
He's mourning the goodbyes and one night stands, he's a wandering man.

Discography

Brian Winfield and Bandera- Texas Highway (2011)
(5 song ep)
Brian Winfield and Bandera -Memories and Dreams (2012)

Set List

Halfway Gone, Texas Highway, Let Me Go On, Old Humble, Do You Know Her Name?, California Skies, I Can't Trust You, Wandering Man, Found and Lost, High As Leaves, I'm Going Crazy, New Orleans, Sunrise, Outside Kitchen Window, Rain Falls Down
Covers: Whiskey Bent and Hellbound, The Road Goes On Forever, Ramblin Fever, Old Habits, Mary Jane's Last Dance, 8:16 AM, All Along the Watchtower, Sober, Hard Times, Old Habits, The Cowboy Rides Away, I'd Have to Be Crazy, Gringo Honeymoon, Would You Catch a Falling Star

Brian Winfield and Bandera is available for live performance at various functions(parties, weddings, clubs, etc.) Standard fee $400-$800( negotiable,depending on travelling distance) +food/drink tab, most of the time the band plays 3-4 hrs w/10-15 min. break every hour. The band has their own PA & all members are over 21.