Cow Bop

Cow Bop

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 in | No Comments

Mix swingin’ grooves, thrilling riffs, sweet and hot vocals, acoustic western sensibilities and tons of fun and you have only begun to describe Cow Bop. Formed in 2003 by internationally-acclaimed guitarist, Bruce Forman, this western bebop band has toured extensively throughout the country, exciting audiences with their unique brand of American music. Catch Bruce’s playing […]

Paul Zarzyski

Paul Zarzyski

Posted by on Oct 5, 2013 in | No Comments

The recipient of the 2005 Governor’s Arts Award for Literature, has been spurring the words wild across the open range of the page and calling it “Poetry” for 40 years. In the early ‘70s, he heeded Horace Greeley’s “go west young man, go west” advice and received his Master of Fine Arts degree in creative […]

Jon Chandler

Jon Chandler

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in | No Comments

The Los Angeles Daily News has dubbed Jon Chandler the “best western songsmith since Ian Tyson.” Jon was chosen Best Living Western Musician by True West Magazine, which also named his Westerns “best Western CD”.  He was awarded the Western Writers of America’s prestigious Spur Award for Best Song for Linwood, a fictional examination of […]

Tom Corbett Band

Tom Corbett Band

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in | No Comments

The Tom Corbett Band is a bluegrass flavored trio that features Tom’s original music and his mandolin pickin’ along with his compadres Bill Knopf on banjo and David Ferguson on guitar.   They’ve been performing together for the better part of the last two decades. Long an active member of L.A.’s acoustic music scene, Corbett has […]

Allegretto & Espinoza

Allegretto & Espinoza

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in | No Comments

American Cowboy magazine says that singer/songwriter and harmonica virtuoso Gary Allegretto “… blows you away with his talent. You’ve never seen or heard anything like it.” Indeed, Gary’s jaw-dropping musicianship has earned him a Best of the West Award and five Western Music Association Award nominations, including Outstanding Entertainer and Outstanding Instrumentalist. He’s also been recognized with two Grammy Award nomination considerations for his unique brand of song writing and music that has […]

Mary Kaye

Mary Kaye

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in | No Comments

Mary Kaye is a native born Texan and as a young woman ventured off to Utah where she “married her a cowboy.” Her husband’s family has deep Western roots that go back six generations. She now resides on a century old pioneer homestead in central Utah where her large family is involved in cowboying, horse […]

The Lucky Stars

The Lucky Stars

Posted by on Sep 29, 2013 in | No Comments

The Lucky Stars play raucous, good time dance music that sets the mood for a rollicking Saturday night, as well as their very own brand of heart-broken blues that can provide the perfect soundtrack for the inevitable Sunday morning hangover.  Influenced by the many Western Swing bands of the 1940’s (Bob Wills, Tex Williams, Hank […]

Band of the California Battalion

Band of the California Battalion

Posted by on Sep 28, 2013 in | No Comments

Sponsored by Long Beach City College, The Band of the California Battalion is an authentic recreation of a Union Civil War Brass Band. The instrumentation is completely different from the modern concert band and does not utilize woodwind instruments. Amongst the brass instruments, there are no French Horns or Trombones. These omitted instruments were much […]

Joey Dillon

Joey Dillon

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in | No Comments

Joey “Rocketshoes” Dillon is a multiple World Champion Gunslinger, Hollywood Gun Coach to the stars, Actor, and Historian. He has numerous magazine, T.V. and film credits including the History Channel, Discovery Channel, NBC, Spike T.V., weapons instructor for Josh Brolin in “Jonah Hex,” and cover and feature of True West Magazine’s Aug. 2009 issue. He […]

Nancy Lee

Nancy Lee

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in | No Comments

As a cowgirl singer/songwriter, NancyLee has enjoyed performing at Cowboy Poetry and Western Music events throughout California and Montana. Sharing her love and passion for the West and all things close to her heart, her original songs touch and tug on the heartstrings of her audience and her arrangements of the western classics make them […]