Cowboy Country Revisited

Scott Gerber, Bobby Lee and Cousin Elmo

There's not much news for this holiday weekend, so I'll engage in some shameless self-promotion. In the 1980's Scott Gerber, Gordy Lynch, Tom Bischoff and I formed a band named Cowboy Country. We played honky tonks and social events in Sonoma County, California. The band broke up after about 5 years.

In February 2010, three of us from the original band got together for a living room jam session at my home in Cloverdale. We hadn't played together in over 20 years, but it was like falling off a log. I recorded the event and assembled the best tracks onto a personal CD. I've uploaded the songs from that CD to my music pages at  for your listening pleasure.

Incidentally, this was the first real work-out for my 8-string D6th tuning in a country music setting. E9th players will notice that the first 2 "chromatic" strings are missing, but it still sounds unmistakenly country. That's Cowboy Country.

Another note: Bassist Gordy Lynch now goes by the stage name Cousin Elmo. I still call him Gordy, though.

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