Mando Sanez, Chris Beavers, Brother and The Hayes
Wednesday, September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hailing from Texas, Mando Saenz has become one of the most notable songwriters in country music and is establishing a sound uniquely his own. There’s no question as to why he has over 50 cuts from some of today’s biggest artists — including Lee Ann Womack, Jack Ingram, Stoney LaRue, Frankie Ballard, Aubrie Sellers, “Bad Boy” from Miranda Lambert’s 2016 album, The Weight of These Wings, and “Brand New Star” from The Oak Ridge Boys’ latest record, 17th Avenue Revival, produced by Dave Cobb. In addition to songwriting, Saenz has associate produced two albums with award-winning producer Frank Liddell (Stoney LaRue’s 2011 Velvet and 2014 Aviator ), and released three of his own.
After quitting his job at Whole Foods, Saenz quickly became a staple of the Houston music scene. He was discovered by Liddell and became one of the founding artists publishing company and record label, Carnival Music. He released his debut album, Watertown , in 2015, followed by Bucket (2008), and his most recent release, Studebaker (2013), which was named one of Chron ’s “50 Great Texas Singer-Songwriter Albums”. Currently, Saenz is gearing up to release his fourth studio album with Grammy-nominated producer and founding member of Wilco, Ken Coomer.
Chris Beavers is from Houston TX and has been a Nashville native for the last 2 years. He spends much of his time writing in multiple capacities, from songwriting to screenplay writing, and keeping Mando Saenz in line as his day to day manager.
Brother and The Hayes
Brother (a.k.a. David Bingaman) and The Hayes (a.k.a. Jennie Hayes Kurtz) are siblings hailing from Dallas, Texas but they’ve called Tennessee home for over 7 years. Their music utilizes blood harmony, blues guitar, and honest stories of travel, joy, and heartache. Their primary influences include Doc Watson, Willie Nelson, Norah Jones, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, and Levon Helm. In 2019 Brother and The Hayes teamed up with Bill Reynolds at The Fleetwood Shack to record their first full-length album, ‘Tennessee Nights’.