What is The Branding Fire?

With an outdoor venue overlooking the beautiful Alisal Ranch in Solvang, California, the Branding Fire is a musical series that brings acoustic acts to the ranch, up close and personal at the River Grill. In the tradition of the gathering of the California vaquero, we celebrate with food, drink, and of course, music! The Branding Fire Concert Series is the brainchild of Bill Reynolds and Art Green. Bill is the publisher of Ranch & Reata and runs Alamar Media – a media company celebrating the authentic culture of the West. Art is the Alisal Ranch Manager, a musician and songwriter. Together, they plan to put “another iron in the fire” and present musical entertainment at a location where acts can be enjoyed in a “campfire” setting. Thus, the Branding Fire was born!

Who is The Branding Fire?

Creating opportunities to celebrate great singer and songwriting is what brought this idea to light.
Art Green and Bill Reynolds, two western types from the Santa Ynez Valley, figured it was time to have more great music in the area.

Both have a history in the music industry and felt the time was right.

Art Green

Art Green is a native of Santa Barbara County. Inspired by his late uncle, Weldon Hobbs, Art began playing guitar at family gatherings at the age of eleven. Art and his brother, Marv formed their band “The Green Brothers” and for the next thirteen years played as professional musicians at weddings, honky tonks, county fairs and rodeos. In 1992, the Green Brothers band won the True Value/GMC Country Showdown for the Northwest. They went on to Branson, Missouri for the national finals and placed in the top five in the competition.





Art has had success as a solo musician as well, winning Male Vocalist of the Year in 2002 for the North American Country Music Association International. And his solo CD, “Ride for the Brand” was named Album of the Year in 2001 by the California Country Music Association. While Art’s priority and real true love is managing the cattle operation at the Alisal Ranch, he is currently working on a music series that will bring live music to a new venue at the ranch, as well as, writing songs for a new project.

William Reynolds

William Reynolds published the western journals The Cowboy Way and Ranch & Reata. He authored “The Art Of The Western Saddle,” named Equine Book of the Year 2004 and co-wrote the best selling “The Faraway Horses” and “Believe, A Horseman’s Journey” with Buck Brannaman. Revised editions of both books will be released in 2019 by The Lyons Press. Reynolds will release a monograph on artist Joe De Yong later this spring through Alamar Media.

Come Stay at The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort.

Escape to the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort and create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you enjoy a morning horseback ride and a pancake breakfast on the trail, or you choose to fish on the private lake and watch sunset from the shore, you’ll be creating stories you’ll want to share and experiences to treasure for years to come.

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Join us for an evening of entertainment with Tom Russell.

Seating is limited
100 seats makes for an intimate evening with Tom Russell - "The Renaissance Man of the West." Get your tickets today!

Coming Next:
Dave Stamey - July 26.
Tickets go on sale June 1.

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Singer songwriter, painter, essayist - Tom Russell has recorded thirty five highly acclaimed records, & published five books - including a book on his art and a book of his songs. Tom Russell songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, Nanci Griffith, K.D. Lang, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Ian Tyson, Iris Dement, Joe Ely, and a hundred others. Tom Russell graduated from The University of California with a Master's Degree in Criminology. He was recently awarded the 2015 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music journalism & has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman TV show five times.

Tom Russell

Date and Time:
Fri, March 16, 2018
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT

River Grill At the Alisal
150 Alisal Road
Solvang, CA 93463

Light Bites and No-Host Bar

Show starts at 8:00pm.