Heartbreak Rodeo is a powerhouse acoustic rock trio that combines original, soulful songwriting with classic cover tunes that everyone can enjoy. Michael Bendure and David Henson are award-winning songwriters who bring nearly 50 years of songwriting and performing experience to the band. Heartbreak Rodeo combines acoustic rock with country, classic rock with folk harmony, heart with soul. With two acoustic guitars, tight vocal harmonies, and driving bass lines, Heartbreak Rodeo delivers a distinct punch that’s as original and catchy as its songs.
Since forming Heartbreak Rodeo in 2014, the band has performed at Norman Music Festivals 7-11, the Norman Chamber of Commerce Annual Fall Arts Luncheon, the Oklahoma Tourism Road Show, multiple 2nd Friday Norman Art Walks, multiple First Friday Paseo Art Walks and Paseo Art Festivals in Oklahoma City, Live Music on the Canal in Bricktown, and the Norman Porch Festival. Heartbreak Rodeo has performed multiple shows at Hollywood Corners in Norman, a new restaurant owned by Oklahoma country music star Toby Keith, and plays nearly monthly on the Jet Sets stage at the Will Rogers World Airport. Look for Heartbreak Rodeo performing regularly in 2019 at El Toro Chino Restaurant and 9 East Liquor in Norman, as well as Royal Bavaria Restaurant in Moore.
In December 2017, the band started recording their first full-length, studio album with Oklahoma guitar legend Terry "Buffalo" Ware. The new album was released in June, 2018.
In 2015, Heartbreak Rodeo was invited to record an original song on a compilation album designed to promote songs about Oklahoma, titled "In a Red Dirt State of Mind."
What They've Said
Here's some things others have said about us:
• Make Oklahoma Weirder, August 2019
• Norman Transcript, February 2019
• OU Daily, February 2019
• OU Daily, December 2018
• Daily Oklahoman, July 2018
• Norman Transcript, November 2017
• Cleveland County Lifestyle Magazine, August 2017
• Oklahoma Gazette, June 2017
• Uncovering Oklahoma, April 2017
• Norman Transcript, October 2015