Reggae Cowboys

Friday, September 24, 2010

Rearranging some shelves the other day, I noticed a CD I'd forgotten about that I am pretty sure I picked up in a used bookstore a few years ago: Tell the Truth, by a band out of Canada called the Reggae Cowboys. As the name suggests, they are (or were, at least until last year) a western-themed reggae band.

[Oops! I just noticed that embedding is disabled for each of the YouTube videos I was going to post here, so you'll have to follow the links to "Searchin' for de Outlaw" and "Jed." Each clocks in at around eight minutes.]

I'd forgotten how much I like their music. To give you an idea of what their sound is like, I'll borrow from a blurb on their press page: "reggae mixed with blues, country, R&B, and jazz." Enjoy!

-- CAV

P.S. This sure makes me miss Texas.


: (1) Minor edits. (2) Added PS.


DJ-RJ said...

I played them on the radio many times here in Austin and saw them perform here too a few times. They had a great original sound and I wonder what happened to them. Thanks for the post and reminding me. I will pull out their CDs and give them a spin again.

Gus Van Horn said...

That's good to hear. These guys deserve air time, and I'm happy to hear that they'll get a little thanks to this post.

Thanks for telling me!