The Calf Branders: Bio

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Hailing from Fondis, a small town in southeastern Colorado, The Calf Brander’s recently released, all original, CD titled “Good Enuff!?” is creating quite a buzz and has branded them with the title “best new country/western band in Denver”. The internationally selling, debut CD boasts an explosive mix of country, western and rockabilly, while ropin’ in some good ‘ol boy humor.
On standup bass and occasionally singing is Big Hank, a.k.a. Lance Romance who is the bass player for the Hillbilly Hellcats. The Hillbilly Hellcats have toured internationally, sold 25,000 CD’s and had 250,000 MP3 downloads, alone. Lance’s songs can be found in several movie soundtracks and also on many national television shows. A BMI songwriter with an extensive career, Lance has had his songs covered by the Stray Cats, the Railbenders, and currently has a song under consideration with Alan Jackson.
On rhythm guitar and occasionally singing is Christian who previously played with the long running country band —the Foggy Mountain F#*kers, along with Graham Hayworth from the Railbenders. His music has been featured on compilation albums, movie soundtracks and has been hailed by Jackass records as having a “Hank Williams hick-twang and Merle Haggard hard-living outlaw redneck vibe”.
On sticks and occasionally singing is Buddy, a sought-after drummer who has played with several Denver bands including the popular rock/funk band Turnsol, as well as replacing Graham Hayworth for the Foggy Mountain F#*kers. Buddy has written several songs for The Calf Branders. He drives a truck —and likes to sing about it.
On lead guitar and rarely singing is Tony, who previously played with no one except The Calf Branders! His talents however have not gone unnoticed, as Tony has now played several times with the Railbenders at very high-profile shows —this summer opening for Brad Paisley. Tony Asnicar’s high-powered playing style has earned him the well-deserved title “Nascar” —the fastest guitar in the west!