Who? Bob Taillefer (left, pedal steel), John Switzer (bass), Steve Briggs (guitar), John Adames (drums) and Howard Willett (harp, vocals).
WHERE? Saturday (July 14) at Hugh's Room and Wednesdays at the Cadillac Lounge.
SOUND? Jazzy western swing.
key fast facts? Skilled local sidemen form their dream band to play the swinging hillbilly blues music they love best. The appeal of western swing for me, explains Briggs, is that the arrangements have the vitality and economy of Count Basie's combo work. It's a real mix of influences... we steal from everybody! The Cowboys are currently finishing up their debut disc, due in September. We'd all be really happy if we could keep getting together to play this music two or three times a week for the rest of our lives.
IF YOURE INTO: The idea of Chuck Berry jamming with Bob Wills.