By Allison Flores
The Cuero Record
Usually filled with dancing couples and concert goers, Schroeder Hall hosted the Mitchell Crain Band on Thursday, May 21. However, this performance was a bit different than the rest.
As their first time playing at the historic venue, the Mitchell Crain Band were subject to livestreaming their performance via Schroeder Hall’s Facebook page due to gathering restrictions in response to the outbreak of COVID-19.
Coming together from various parts of the Crossroads area, the Mitchell Crain Band consists of singer and guitarist, Mitchell Crain of Cuero, lead guitarist, Reed Gearson of Yoakum, drummer, Reagan Hicks from Flatonia, and the brother duo out of Moulton consisting of bassist, Conner Blahuta and sound/light technician, Colby Blahuta.
After their virtual performance, the band took a moment to reflect on what it took to make it onto the Schroeder Hall stage.
“It was me and Reagan at first,” said Crain. “We were playing acoustic and we both sang and then he knew these guys and we got together one day and played and it just kind of took off from there.”
As Gearson explained, the band was performing together at venues in Bastrop, Flatonia, and Yoakum before the pandemic hit, which ultimately canceled any further performances.
After seeing a post on social media that Schroeder Hall was looking to live-stream shows, the band took advantage of the opportunity, and submitted a video in hopes of snagging a spot on the list.
“I’ve been coming here for a long time, and I never thought I’d be on this stage,” admitted Crain.
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