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Greenville native branches out with new band

From humble beginnings in the Greenville area, music artist Brandon Callies has gone on to make a name for himself in the local music scene.

Brandon Callies (right) and Adrian Vorhees (left) pause for a pic outside the KETR Studios.
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Brandon Callies (right) and Adrian Vorhies (left) pause for a picture outside the KETR Studios.

Callies has been a go-to player for fellow Texas artists over the years, and was the singer for the now defunct Greenville/Dallas band Black Tie Vendetta. More recently, Brandon has been writing and singing for his own folk/rock group Brandon Callies Band, and the newly formed, harder rocking outfit, Screaming Thieves.

During a recent tour stop in the area, Brandon and percussionist for Brandon Callies Band, Adrian Vorhies, dropped in the KETR Studios to talk about music, Brandon's memories of early life in Northeast Texas, their take on public radio, and more.

For more about the artist, visit brandoncalliesband.com, or the Brandon Callies Band Facebook.

Notably Texan is heard weekdays from Noon to 3pm on KETR.

Born in Dallas, Texas, Matt moved to the Sulphur Springs area in 1990 and settled in Commerce shortly thereafter. Having dreamed of working in radio since childhood, he began working at KETR while taking Radio-Television courses at Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1993. Matt has transitioned from a part-time worker and pupil of KETR, to the station’s Chief Announcer/Producer and supervisor of student broadcasters. A familiar voice of 88-9 KETR, Matt has hosted such shows as The Late Nite Lion, and can currently be heard as host of Notably Texan.
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