Rod Branch - Live Music In Texas

Friends, I am still on hiatus.  I will still do private parties, charity gigs and the occasional encore performance.  I am 2/3rds finished with my Masters program. After I finish graduate school, I will be back, but until then, join me in seeking out and listening to good music.  Cheers, Rod 


Photo by Lloyd Toby Dawson

Photos by Lloyd Toby Dawson
Photos by Lloyd Toby DawsonPhoto by Lisa Cargile
Fire and Rain - James Taylor Cover
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Comments from Club Owners and Managers:
"Rod has played for quite some time on alternate Friday nights and occasional special club events. We have seen a marked increase in our business at the club when Rod is playing and I attribute 100% of that increase to him."
"Rod brings with him a diverse repertoire and variety which allows him to reach across generations and bring enjoyment to all. I have had customers and members of all ages attend the club when Rod is playing and everyone enjoys themselves. Rod is very interactive with the crowd which certainly adds to the fun." 
“Rod plays a wonderful array of genres that mix well with our upscale, yet casual customer base at Cork Café. Best of all, he always draws a crowd!”

Upcoming Shows:


West Houston Food Truck Festival 
When: Sunday, April 19, 2015
12:00-4:00 pm

Where: Temple Sinai
13875 Brimhurst Drive ...

Dominique Sachse presents my company with a Best and Brightest Places to Work in Houston Award.


Email me at
Members: Keaton (Branch), Bryan, Michael, and David
"we are related" 
Rod and Renee' with Folk Artist, Lucy Kaplansky, (Center) 
April 15, 2012
Rod with Abbey Hickman, just before the release of her first EP, Abbey Rose. 
See her at
Here is a sample of my cover music. 
Death Cab for Cutie Cover
I will Follow You Into the Dark
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(Top) Rod and Josh Branch With Rachael Ray at the Rachael Ray Feedback Party at SXSW in Austin, TX
(Just above) Rod and Renee' with The Trishas  
Rod with musician Graham Weber and musician/actress Michelle Keffer at Cactus Music in-store 
Say - John Mayer Cover
by Rod Branch
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 Rod with Brother of Pearl, 
a great folk rock group from Houston.  
L to R: Tyler Richards - Vocals, Guitar; me; 
Josh Hallman - Vocals, Fiddle; Matt Schwab - Vocals, Banjo
Get hold of their CD, "Draggin Around".  Find them at 
Reckless Kelly with daughter, Jordan, at Cactus Music

Music puts the time stamp on our hearts!
Rod playing a tailgate party at the LSU/Florida game
Spare Parts Band and Staci's Edge:
L to R: Dan Carpenter (Spare Parts Band), Staci Butler (Staci's Edge band), Linda and Mike Lambert (Spare Parts Band), Rod Branch (Rod Branch, The 77095 Tour, Live music in Texas, and Branchwater)L-R: Dan Carpenter (Spare Parts Band; August 83); Staci Butler (Staci's Edge band); Linda and Mike Lambert (Spare Parts Band; August 83); Rod Branch (me)
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Karen Mal and Will Taylor of Will Taylor and Strings Attached
David WIlcox
Rod with Jeff Bagwell
Ruby James

Rod with Milo Hamilton in the radio booth
 Rod with Katie Stuckey
Josh Turner in Nashville
Rod with Pearl Aday, Meatloaf's Stepdaughter

Rod with Scott Ian of Anthrax (Husband of Pearl) 

The Trishas from Austin (below)

Rod with Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers 

Arnold McCuller and David Lasley of James Taylor's band

We were ring-around-the-rosy children
They were circles around the sun
Never give up, never slow down
Never grow old, never ever die young
James Taylor
Phone  281-770-0847
Garage recordings get us by, but the live music is much better.
                           A sweet thought from a great friend and music lover:
Not only is rod an amazing musician, but he is a unique and refreshing soul. One can tell when meeting Rod and talking to him that he genuinely cares about people. The joy Rod gets in performing his music is obvious but just as obvious is the joy of pleasing others, providing them the gift of escape, joy, and memories. This world truly needs more Rods. I sincerely mean every word of this.
(She really didn't get paid for this.)
Completely self-contained performance except for 110v power -
For performances where power is not available, a generator can be arranged
with prior notice.
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