Our travels last week landed us at a really cool venue in Canadian, TX. For those of you unfamiliar with the area, Canadian is located in the far north-east corner of the “panhandle”. We had received a call to book a show at the “Stumblin Goat Saloon” and with this being our first time traveling to the area, we weren’t quite sure what to expect. Jay often says that he’ll try anything twice, so without hesitation we loaded up and headed north. As it turned out, we really enjoyed our show and hope to return more than just twice.
The trip to Canadian didn’t exactly go without a hitch. After passing I-40, we reached some unexpected snowfall which slowed our momentum quite a bit. After making comments about other motorists spun out on the side of the road, our drummer / driver quickly followed their lead and found himself slipping and sliding around the highway as well. After a brief moment of shock and some “positive coaching” from Russ, we got back on the straight line and continued up north at a crawling pace.
The awesome stage at the Stumblin Goat Saloon before kicking off our show.
We arrived in Canadian in the early evening with just enough time to setup, sound check and mingle while enjoying some amazing food at the Stumblin Goat Saloon. We were quite amazed at the venue itself and hospitality that the staff provided. After enjoying some amazing sliders and hot wings, we browsed around the venue to scope out the cool decorations and meet the friendly staff. It was worth the trip, to say the least.
Although we probably violated some ancient musician’s code by doing so, we decided to take the stage early and get the party started. We played all night to a very responsive and welcoming crowd. It was Southern Hospitality at it’s best.
Clint’s penmanship and handy work…..
After the show, the staff asked us to make a sign with our name to add to their wall. We were very honored to participate in what we believe will turn into a long-standing tradition over the years. A special thanks goes out to our guitar player, Clint for his handy work and penmanship.
Milton and Julie Cooke have done a wonderful job getting this venue up and running. It was very refreshing to see 2 people work so hard to bring good country music to their town. We always
A big thanks goes out to the wonderful staff at the Stumblin Goat Saloon.
appreciate people doing their part to keep the Texas music scene alive.
We will definitely be returning and hopefully playing in Canadian, TX often. Thank you to everyone that made our trip so enjoyable!