Chase Bryant will be part of the amazing Saturday night lineup at Bloomin' Fest 20-15, Presented by HEB. Friday & Saturday, May 15th & 16th in downtown Temple, it's 2-days of food, fun, fireworks from D.R. Horton Homes, and, of course, great live music.
Friday night, May 15th, it's all about the Texas Country. Kirk Baxley will be back at Bloomin' Fest to open the night of music. William Clark Green, one of the biggest up-and-comers on the Texas music scene hits the stage next, and the Josh Abbott Band headlines a great night of music to kick off Bloomin' Fest 2015, Presented by HEB.
The Saturday night lineup takes us to Nashville with Montgomery Gentry headlining the night. Chase Bryant will be hitting the stage prior to Montgomery Gentry, and Chase is the subject of today's "Three to See".
"Three to See - 3 Things to Know About Bloomin' Fest Artist Chase Bryant"
He Plays His Guitar Using a Very Unique Technique
Look closely at Chase Bryant as he plays his guitar and you'll notice one thing very quickly. He's left-handed. That's easy enough to spot, and it's not THAT unusual.
What IS unusual is that the Texas-born musician is not playing a left-handed guitar. Bryant actually plays a right-handed guitar upside-down. He began the practice at the age of two with a mandolin given to him by his father, and it freaked out the local guitar instructors to the point they wouldn't teach him.
Watch as he explains the technique to Sam Alex of "Taste of Country Nights" and performs his hit debut single.
He's Got a Family Lineage of Country Musicians
Chase Bryant's family history in country music can be traced back to Lubbock, where his grandfather, Jimmy Bryant, played piano for Roy Orbison, Waylon Jennings and more.
Not only did gramps have a thriving career in music, two of Chase's uncles formed the country band Ricochet, who had a big hit with "Daddy's Money".
Roy Orbison's Widow Signed Bryant to First Deal
Because Chase's grandfather, Jimmy Bryant, had played with Roy Orbison and others in the business, someone suggested setting up a meeting with the late, great singer's widow.
In what was a fitting ending to one chapter and beginning of the next, Roy Orbison's widow, Barbara, a well-known publisher in Nashville, signed Chase Bryant to a deal on the spot at that meeting. It was the last artist she'd sign before passing away.