Friday 12 August 2022:
The Revolutionaires (UK)
And they are back at their home here in Cowboy Up
Established within the ‘hotbed’ of the North East music scene in the UK, they power out jumpin’ hot rhythm & blues in their own indomitable hard hitting style. Primarily, they are influenced by 1940’s and 1950’s R&B. In particular, Louis Jordan, Big Joe Turner, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Roy Brown. However, they have adopted a harder and more aggressive approach, synonymous with modern blues artists such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Duke Robillard, Jools Holland and Mike Henderson which helps create their own high energy sound. Over the last decade The Revolutionaires have established themselves on the UK and European Rockin’ circuit, as well as the Blues scene. They have toured extensively both home and abroad, performing at festivals in Ireland, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Malta and Dubai. Highlights include performing at festivals with artistes such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Sting, Tom Jones, Hugh Laurie, Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Cray, Walter Trout, Eric Bibb, Albert Lee, Snake Davis and Dave Edmunds.
Saturday 1 October 2022:
Munly & The Lupercalians (USA)
Words from Munly: “I have never addressed my lyrics and subject matter, this has been on my mind since the beginning of my writing, I am doing this out of respect for anyone who would give their own time, attention and effort to what I do.
“At this time the voices of the unjustly persecuted are not enough. Those who have grown up with privilege need to add their voice and position in society to finally rectify perpetual injustice. I have read and written since I was a little boy. It is not always a love, though it is what I have chosen to do. I take it seriously, I sometimes wish I were able to write something for the beach, something for the radio. It is too important to me to attempt and fail at. What voice I have is best used in literature and music. What failings those have are a shortcoming of my ability. I love A. A. Milne, but I have found that is not my voice. What faltering voice I have found is drawn towards unsavory situations, malevolent characters, uncompromising settings. I normally write in the first person, this does not mean I am the first person. I do love a few of my characters, however, I would not tolerate the majority if these abhorrences if they were real. And that is the crux. Many of these beings are not fiction in this world, for a portion of the human race they have been a dominating presence.
Sunday 23 October 2022:
Ward Hayden & The Outliers (USA)
They are coming back to their home away from home at Cowboy Up
Over the past 15 years or so fronting the acclaimed country and Americana act Girls Guns And Glory, Ward Hayden has always been a bit of an outsider maverick in this stodgy rock and roll town, and we’ve always respected his roll against the mainstream tide. The Massachusetts musician’s band rebranded a few years ago as Ward Hayden & The Outliers
Sunday 6 november 2022:
Nick Diyet & The Love Soldiers (CAN) &
Gordie Tentrees (CAN) @ 15u30
(Blues/Alt Country/Folk/Roots Music)
Diyet & The Love Soldiers with Gordie TentreesDiyet & The Love Soldiers (Trio) is alternative country, folk, roots andtraditional with catchy melodies and stories deeply rooted in Diyet’sIndigenous world view and northern life. Backed by Love Soldiers:husband and collaborator, Robert van Lieshout and Juno Award winning producer, Bob Hamilton; this multi-instrumental trio from the Yukon has a sound that can fill a big stage or capture an intimate room.Gordie Tentrees (solo) is an international award nominated touring artist returning to Europe with a new record (8th) for his 12th tour ofEurope. From Celtic Connections (Glasgow, UK) to National FolkFestival (Canberra, AU) his ability to hold an audience, weave melody, while juggling the light with the dark is infections. Performing with 5 instruments he has toured with Fred Eaglesmith, Mary Gauthier & Kelly Joe Phelps.
Friday 18 november 2022:
King Kong Blues (FR) @ 21u30
The band is from Bordeaux, since 2015, 250 dates / 4 Spain/Portugal tours / 2 Belgium/Holland tour / opening acts Fleshtones, Wampas, Power Solo, Meteors etc. A fucking debut album “Make Rock’n’Roll Great Again” released in 2018, and an incendiary new opus, produced by Martin Guevara (Capsula), and titled “Bam Bam” released in 2021.
Wednesday 30 november 2022:
The Hooten Hallers (USA) @ 21u00
(Blues Rock/RocknRoll/Roots Music)
Columbia, Missouri trio The Hooten Hallers are a high-energy blues-rock band known for hard-traveling and wild live shows, with a seemingly endless tour schedule. The myriad of influences in their music incorporates elements of rhythm & blues, rock’n’roll, honky tonk, jazz, soul, and punk with a thematic penchant for the strange and the unexplained. Their live shows take the listener on a seamless ride from unapologetically raucous blues on the lap steel and bass sax, to a sweet three part harmony country ballad, to a romping dance number.
Listeners often detect hints of George Thorogood, Morphine, and Tom Waits, but anyone who has seen The Hooten Hallers live knows that this power trio is unlike anything they’ve experienced before.
John Randall’s demonically-tinged vocals and manic guitar, and Andy Rehm’s screaming falsetto vocals and steady, pounding drum beat keep the band focused on their unique blend of deep blues and country punk. Kellie Everett brings the power with the deep rumble of her baritone and bass saxophones. When The Hooten Hallers come to town, you know it’s gonna be a party!
Sunday 19 March 2023:
Armano (DE) @ 15u30
Armano is a barfly, a storyteller whose stories breathe the perennial haze of dark-paneled bunkhouses. At a time when the pubs were tight, the singer from Oporto and the See See Riders sat alone in front of the recording microphone for the first time. 5 Miles Down The Dirt Road is the name of the solo EP and that's what the six songs sound like. Dirty and raw, pervaded by a longing for long nights, muddy shoe soles and the chirping of crickets that wakes the singer up the next day. Armano plays super-cool blues rock, shuffling like a jean, driven by guitar and drums, both recorded by himself, and carried by the characteristic voice that pulsates in our hearts and brains. Only his guitar accompanies him live and a number from the likes of Junior Kimbrough or Charley Patton sneaks into the program every now and then. A Jesus at the bar, a bard of almost forgotten character, a tireless plow horse in the service of the song.
Sunday 26 March 2023:
Bamboozle (UK) @ 15u30
Bamboozle is an English rock/retro swing band, formed in Canterbury, Kent in 2016. It was founded by guitarist and songwriter of The Keytones, Jim Knowler (guitar/vocals), and Singer/Double Bass Player, Serena Sykes (bass/vocals), as a project following the break-up of The Keytones. The group got its name from a football report, when Jim, (an avid Arsenal supporter), read that one player Bamboozled the opposition with a stylish move.
Prior to the recording of Bamboozle’s 2016 debut EP Red Right Hand, pedal steel guitarist Dave Kirk (steel/vocals), formerly of The Ian Highland band and drummer Shaun o’Keeffe (drums/vocals), formerly of The Keytones both joined to complete the line up.
The band initially performed in Kent, UK but quickly expanded to performing throughout the UK and Europe. O’Keefee left the band in early 2017, to be replaced by Darrell Higham’s long-term drummer, Les Curtis (drums/vocals).
Sunday 23 april 2023:
Zachary Lucky (CAN) @ 15u30
The road is no stranger to Canadian country singer Zachary Lucky. He’s used to rolling through hundreds of tour dates a year, sleeping in the back of his car, and playing his heart out in every town he moves through. He’s learned to trust the road, and to trust the gifts it brings. It’s a lesson he learned first from his grandfather, famed Canadian western singer Smilin’ Johnnie Lucky, who was known for relentlessly touring the Arctic regions of the country. In his youth, Zachary Lucky felt free on the road, driving from one town to the next and never staying long. “I never felt the need to come home” he says, “because there was never anything waiting for me there.” Ten years later, he’s got a new outlook on his life and a family waiting for him at home in Ontario. The songs on his new album Midwestern, coming October 18, 2019, grapple with fatherhood, the passage of time, and whether his daughters will grow up knowing the Canadian prairies he still loves. Born and raised in Saskatoon, Lucky finds himself in the company of other Saskatchewan artists like Colter Wall, Deep Dark Woods, and Kacy & Clayton. Why has this rugged Canadian province produced such great roots music? Lucky thinks some of it must come down to the prairie landscape and its people. “There’s something about the Canadian Midwestern people,” he says in explanation. “There’s a strong work ethic, and a kindness to them that you don’t find anywhere else. There’s also something about being in the middle of nowhere, beneath that vast prairie sky, watching it come alive with colour as the sun dips below the horizon.”