You didn't get here by accident if country music means as much to you as it does to me. Every song on this COWBOY COOL Cd will take you to a far away place where the journey only becomes part of your destination. Everyone will know that you have arrived at your destination when they all see the COWBOY-COOL smile on your face. YEE-HAW
COWBOY COOL MUSIC will always be ... COWBOY COOL.
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Premier performances are heard on every tract of this CD.
PICKERS & SINGERS . . .
Jon Thiele #1, #3, #5, #9, #11, #20, #21
Daryl Data #7, #13, #15, #17
Keith Meyers #8
Danielle Dubois #10, #14, #16,
Carrie Lynn York #6, #8
Tammy Nilsen #11, #12, #18, #19
Alika Nako'oka #2, #4
Roger Guthrie #23
PEDAL STEEL GUITAR:
Buddy Brewer #1, #2, #5, #6 #7, #9, #10, #13, #19, #20, #21
Gary Ballard #8, #14, #15, #17
Speedy Price #13
Paul Anastasio #5, #9, #11, #12, #13, #18, #19
John Perry #3, #6, #7, #8, #15, #16, #17, #22
Jamie Blair #1, #3
Roger Ferguson #19
Russell Guthrie #22
Gary Ballard #22
Fred Guthrie #5
ELECTRIC LEAD GUITAR:
Alan Alto #11, #20
Daryl Data #1, #10, #13, #21
Mark Kissner #3, #4, #6, #7, #8, #14, #15, #16, #17
Mark Marzano #10
ELECTRIC SLIDE GUITAR:
Alan Alto #3
NYLON ACOUSTIC GUITAR:
Alan Alto #12, #18
ACOUSTIC LEAD GUITAR:
Buddy Brewer #1, #4
Daryl Data #3, #9
Gary Ballard #22
Roger Guthrie #23
Russell Guthrie #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #7, #8, #9, #10, $11, #12, #13, #14, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21
Biff Moss #2
Dick Henderson #3, #5, #6, #7, #9, #10, #11, #16, #17, #18, #20, #21
Dick Henderson - All Songs
Alika Nako'oka #2
Dick Henderson - All Songs
Chief Jim Hilderbrand #4
A small Biography about the COWBOY COOL Pickers & Singers:
Allan Alto: A guitar players guitar player that can twin his Fender Stratocaster against any pedal steel and fiddle player, as well as any lead guitarist I know. Listen to Allan's Southern Slide guitar technique on "THE MAN FROM IDAHO" and his vintage Martin nylon string Spanish guitar on and "The Cheating Side You Showed Me" and "THREE MAGIC WISHES "song, you'll know why Allan Alto has been acclaimed as the best.
Alieka Nako'oka: Alleka is a Pacific Islander singing prodegy who is also my very good friend. Without Alleka's vocals and harmony tracts on "PROMISE ME THIS" and "THE TRAIL OF TEARS", these two songs would not have had the impact that they have today. Alleka made these an intregal part of the COWBOY COOL Cd and without them, this Cd would simply not be the same.
Paul Anastasio: As a former fiddle player for "ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL," Paul brings to life many emotions with his country swing and bluegrass style of fiddle playing. The one aspect of Paul Anastasio's musical style that will not be forgotten, is how Paul captured the total essence of what these songs really needed with every performance that he made.
Gary Ballard: Gary Ballard is the most accomplished "all around" musician I have ever heard. Gary is a Master Bluegrass acoustic guitar player, A Master electric lead guitar player, superb banjo player, dobro player, mandolin player, bass player, and last but certainly not least - a very sought after pedal steel guitar player. Gary will no doubt be a nominee for the NW Country Hall of Fame and we will all be there to support him when that happens.
Jamie Blair: When it comes to bluegrass banjo picking, Jamie Blair is a world class performer extroidenaire. When you listen to "CALLING OUT MY NAME" and "THE MAN FROM IDAHO", you'd swear there are at least three banjo's that are playing. I feel so fortunate and blessed to have such a great musician as Jamie on this Cd, but to also be able to call him my friend. Simply put, Jamie Blair is the best bluegrass musician I have ever heard and one of the nicest people I have ever met.
Buddy Brewer: Once a professional Nashville pedal steel guitar session player, Buddy Brewer gives a performance of a lifetime on every song. Bud is a pedal steel guitar perfectionist and if isn't perfect, Bud wasn't performing it. Buddy Brewer has always been involved with country music and is one of the very few pedal steel guitar players that's ever been invited by Willie Nelson himself to play with Willie's band down in Texas
Darrell Data: Darrell is an extremely well accomplished and talented lead vocalist, electric & acoustic guitar player, with unbelievable skills as a vocal harmony singer. Darrell strives to make every performance sound like it's alive. Whether he is performing in a studio session or singing to thousands of fans in concert, Darrell Data is a musician that will always be in demand.
Danielle Dubois: What can I say about Danielle Dubois that hasn't already been said by thousands of her fans that have heard her sing; Danielle is a beautiful young lady that was born to sing and sing she does. Danielle is also an accomplished song writer as can be heard with a song she so graciously included on the COWBOY COOL Cd called "I NEED A COWBOY". Danielle just got back from Nashville where several hundred of her loyal listeners were treated with many traditional country song favorites. Her range is amazing. Try to imagine a voice similar to Patsy Cline and Leanne Rhymes.
Roger Ferguson: Roger is a two time grand master mandolin, fiddle, and flattop 6 string acoustic guitar player. Roger gave everything he had to give doing what Roger does best ... making the perfect musical contribution to really great songs. Roger Ferguson is a world class Bluegrass musician that flavored every song that he played on with what Roger calls his, "Secret Sauce."
Fred Guthrie: Fred Guthrie is my Dad and he graciously laid down a mandolin tract that I will remember for the rest of my life. Fred played country music and entertained thousands of country music fans in and around eastern Washington, North Idaho, and Montana along with his two brothers (Roger & Bob Guthrie). Song #3 (THE MAN FROM IDAHO) is all about my Grandfather (My Dad's Dad) and this song was #1 in Austrailia in 2003 on the Australian ILR Country charts for 9 weeks.
Roger Guthrie: Roger Guthrie is my Uncle and he wrote a song in 1951 about a Blind Soldier that is on the COWBOY COOL Cd. After returning from Korea in 1952, Roger put together a band with his two brothers (Fred and Bob Guthrie) that people still talk about to this day. Back in the early 60's - "THE BARBEQUE RANCH BOYS" were a favorite warm up band for stars like Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and Ray Price.
Russ Guthrie: Russ Guthrie's song-writing ability has always been deeply rooted in country music. If you love traditional country music with a "cutting edge" contemporary country sound, Russ Guthrie's songs will simply amaze you. Nothing was left to chance making this CD . . Nashville style lead guitars, riveting slide guitars, phenomenal pedal steel guitar work, tasty blends of Bluegrass-Country fiddle, mandolin, honky-tonk piano, beautiful harmony vocals, and words to songs that you'll remember for a lifetime. Everyone that has ever purchased a CD of "COWBOY COOL," have commented that it is the best country music they have ever heard. Hard to believe? All the songs on this CD are are just waiting for you to sample. Listen to a few or listen to them all and you be the judge. All that Russ wants to leave you with is simply this: a country music legacy that you will be proud to share with anyone.
Dick Henderson: Now a studio engineer, honky-tonk piano player, keyboard backup, B-3 organist and percussionist, Dick grew up as a piano playing child prodigy. Dick used several different piano arrangements to capture the many styles and sounds of Floyd Crammer and Jerry Lee Lewis just to name a few. You will really appreciate the time, effort, and expertise Dick Henderson used to capture every nuance of sound utilized with his hi-tech digital "Hen-Pro" Recording Studio.
Biff Moss: Biff Moss is probably the most accomplished Ukulele player in the world. The nylon string tracts that you hear on song #2 (PROMIS ME THIS) is all Biff Moss. This song would not have the feel and flavor that it has now without the amazing performance of Biff Moss. Please check out Biffs new Cd on CdBaby called "UKULELE SOUP".
Mark Kissner: Simply said, Mark Kissner is one of the most outstanding lead guitar players on this planet. Mark is playing on several tracts of the COWBOY COOL Cd but the two tracts that will speak for Marks "tour de force" is song #3 (THE MAN FROM IDAHO) and song #4 (THE TRAIL OF TEARS). I suppose if I had to compare Mark with anyone, it would have to be Brad Paisley.
Mark Marzano: Because of Marks European touring schedule, we were very fortunate to have had Mark lay down a couple lead guitar tracts on Danielle Dubois "I NEED A COWBOY" song. Mark absolutely ripped it up on this very contemporary hit song. When Mark isn't touring Europe with his band, you can find him lending a helping hand with his Christian Youth Ministry.
Keith Meyer: Keith Meyer is akin to Paul Bunyon with a really great traditional country voice. You can find Keith playing in and around Tacoma WA to the delight of many of Keith's fans. Keith is uncompromising in his approach to traditional country music and that's why he was invited to sing a couple songs on the COWBOY COOL Cd.
Tammy Nilsen: A young lady whose vocal talent has always surpassed everyone's expectations. When Tammy sings, everyone stops to listen. Tammy Nilsen will always give 100% of herself whether she is singing for older folks in a nursing home, or singing to sold-out crowds in concert. Tammy Nilsen is what the music industry would call "One in a Million" and that description would still fall short of describing her country and bluegrass vocal abilities. Just give a quick listen to "Three Magic Wishes" and "The Cheating Side" songs and you'll definitely be a believer.
"Speedy Price": Simply said, Speedy Price is a pedal steel guitar icon. Speedy Price will always remain a household name from Nashville Tennessee to every honky-tonk this side of the Mississippi River. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have had "Speedy" Price play his style of pedal steel on this CD. Speedy is still making his presence felt in country music all over the Northwest by performing scheduled events and doing studio session work.
Jon Thiele: Jon is a young and incredibly talented lead vocal singer. Jon Thiele will definitely make his presence known in a very short period of time once he gets his big "Nashville" break. Jon's style of singing is totally "Grass Roots Traditional" country music. You could listen to Jon Thiele sing the same song twenty times in a row and it would still sound like you just heard it for the very first time.
Carrie York: Carrie York is a professional Nashville singer that found a new home in the Pacific Northwest. We are so fortunate to have her sing on this COWBOY COOL Cd. Carrie is a perfectionist when it comes to her singing and her delivery of a song. She approaches every song as if it were her own and by the time she is done - it almost is. Not too many women singers can entertain an audience the way Carrie York does.
Now if you're ready to order your copy of "COWBOY COOL" ... we would like to take this time to thank you. THANK YOU for supporting country music, THANK YOU for this one chance to share our dream with you to make this CD a significant contribution to country music, and THANK YOU to all the our friends and family who believed in us and our music. This CD project would not have happened without them!