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Braxton Keith

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Braxton Keith
Braxton Keith

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Dec 30, 2023, 8:30 PM – Dec 31, 2023, 1:00 AM

Freyburg Hall, 5701 Freyburg Hall Rd, Schulenburg, TX 78956, USA

ABOUT

Braxton Keith calls San Antonio home, but the 20 something songwriter hasn't spent much time there in recent years. He leaves town nearly every weekend, driving his band—and his own tour bus toward the next show. "That bus is actually the only vehicle I own," he says. "I drive it everywhere I go." Whether he's onstage or behind the wheel, Braxton doesn't just play country music. He lives it. Inspired by the traditional twang of storytellers like Marty Robbins and Merle Haggard, he writes songs that blend modern sounds with the best elements of old-school country. It's a balance of the contemporary and the classic, glued together by a proud Texas native who's learned to create autobiographical music about universal experiences. "These are songs about love, heartbreak, and drinking, which are things everybody knows about," he explains. "I'm not the only person to write songs about those things. But I'm the only person to do it my way."

Braxton grew up playing piano. His parents were dentists. Hisbrothers were athletes. Nobody else in the family wrote songs, butthat didn't stop Braxton from penning his first tunes as a teenager. He began playing guitar during that time, too, laying thefoundation for the country sound he'd eventually pursue as ahard-touring road warrior.

"When I started writing my own songs, I wasn't trying to be in the music industry," he explains. "At least not yet. I was just doingit because I loved it."

It was in college where Braxton discovered that a wider audience existed for his brand of raw, rootsy honky-tonk. His earliestfans were the roommates and friends who happened to catch him strumming his acoustic guitar behind the closed door of hisdorm room.Informal performances around campus expanded that fanbase even further, as did his debut gig at a local venue nearby.

"Make Up Your Mind," his debut single, was released in 2019 and gathered more than 1 million streams on Spotify alone,broadcasting Braxton's music to country fans who lived far beyond the Texas borders.Neon Dreams, his debut EP, arrived oneyear later and marked the beginning of Braxton's connection to Nashville, where he would later partner with manager / producerAlex Torrez and Torrez Music Group to record career-defining songs like “A Little Bit Closer”, “I’m Not Him and “Honky TonkCity”.

"I'm trying to bring back the traditional values of old-school country music, with a modern twist," says Braxton. "There are somany places you can go with that, whether it's an '80s country vibe with 'Let Me Love You More,' or the classic sound of pedalsteel in a song like 'Give Me a Sunrise,' or a song with fiddles and electric guitars like 'Honky Tonk City.'

"Already a must-see headlining act inthe Southwest, Braxton Keith has begun steering his tour bus across the rest of America,playing new songs for even newer fans.He was recently quoted: "There's no plan B, man. We're just gonna run with plan A till there ain't nothing left".

Like his favorite music, he prefers to build his career the old-school way: by getting onstage and playing great songs night afternight.It's a long road, perhaps, but Braxton doesn't mind the drive. He's here for the long haul. Besides, he'll be writing newsongs every step of the way.

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