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Monday, January 2
3:30PM – 7PM
7:30PM – 11PM
About the Artists
Brooks, a Texas native was born in Corpus Christi on the southern gulf coast. He grew up in a musical family. His mom was a Nashville recording artist and had some success on the country charts in the 80s. Although he never had any formal training, he always had access to musical instruments, gear and mentors. At age 14 he created his first music project. A rock band named after his favorite candy “The Jelly Belly’s”. He also started singing and playing with his parent’s society group in high school. This eventually led to him moving to Nashville where he honed his skills as a recording engineer and demo singer on Music Row. After a development record deal ended, he moved to Florida where he started the “HayFire Band” over 12yrs ago. HayFire has become a powerhouse country act in Fl and the southeastern US. They have won the coveted Readers’ Choice Award as Orlando Weekly’s Top Cover Band 5yrs in a row. A few days a month you can also catch Brooks with his acoustic guitar playing a solo gig, doing what he loves doing most…. Entertaining people through music. Drop by and say hello sometime.
Mighty Swell formed in 2016 when Sam Trawick and David Faulk (fiddle and guitar) met each other backstage at Disney World. They both realized they were from cousin states (Arkansas and Tennessee), and quickly became friends. One night after a couple whiskeys, they started talking about music, and soon enough began playing music together several nights a week at Disney Springs and other central Florida venues, with pianist Drew Moenning! They played country, bluegrass, and some top 40 pop tunes with a hillbilly twist!
Now, five years later, they have performed in numerous venues across Florida, Tennessee, Texas, North Carolina, and Georgia. Ted Raffetto is now their keys player and Bruno Ufret was a great addition as the drummer. Mighty Swell is the perfect band to bring your whole family, including grandma and grandpa, for some good ol’ back porch pickin’ with big stage flair!