Formed in October 2021 by Austin and fellow musicians Larry Ball on steel guitar, Michael McLaughlin on lead guitar, Lorne Gelowitz on bass, and Lonnie James on drums, the Nostalgia Cowboys are a rockabilly and classic country band that embody the spirit of the genre they love. The band quickly set out to craft a sound that harkens back to the golden age of country music. With twanging guitars, steel guitar solos by Larry Ball, and heart-wrenching ballads, the Nostalgia Cowboys have created a unique sound that resonates with audiences of all ages.
One of the band's most popular draws is their authentic Johnny Cash Tribute Show, which pays homage to the legendary country singer. The band's love for their fans and home place is evident in the energy they bring to their performances.
The Nostalgia Cowboys have incorporated the rockabilly style into their music, adding a unique and authentic sound to their classic country roots. Their rockabilly show is a high-energy performance that showcases their love for the early days of rockabilly. The band draws inspiration from the likes of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and other rockabilly pioneers, to bring a sound that is both nostalgic and fresh.
The rockabilly sound is characterized by its upbeat tempo, heavy use of the bass, and an emphasis on the guitar. The Nostalgia Cowboys' lead guitar player, Michael McLaughlin, adds a touch of vintage flair to their rockabilly sound with his twangy guitar solos and licks. Lorne Gelowitz on bass, and Lonnie James on drums, provide the perfect rhythm section to keep the rockabilly beat going.
The band's live shows are not to be missed, as they bring a level of energy and passion to their performances that is truly infectious. They have a natural ability to connect with audiences and create a sense of community at their shows. With their rockabilly show, they appeal to younger and older audiences who love the sound of rock and roll, and also to the older ones who remember the days of the original rockabilly scene.
The band's rockabilly show is an integral part of their live performances and it gives them the opportunity to pay tribute to the early days of rock and roll and country music. It's a great way to showcase the band's versatility and range as musicians, and it allows them to connect with audiences in a different way.
They also have a deep love and admiration for the music of Ernest Tubb and His Texas Troubadours. As a band, they believe that Ernest Tubb's music and style has had a profound influence on the country music scene and continues to inspire musicians today. They often include some of his hits in their performances as a way to pay tribute to the legendary singer and his band. The band's lead singer, Austin, has a particular admiration for the smooth and distinctive style of Ernest Tubb's singing, and often incorporates it into his own performances. The band's love for Ernest Tubb and His Texas Troubadours is evident in their music and performances and they are dedicated to preserving his legacy and introducing his music to new audiences.
We've had the privilege of sharing our love of classic country and rockabilly music with audiences at a variety of venues and festivals across Alberta, including Mikey's on 12 Ave, The Velvet Olive Lounge in Red Deer, AB, and a number of Legions, Retirement Communities, bars, and festivals. Our past performances have been met with great success, and we've received rave reviews from both audiences and venue owners alike.
Our show is perfect for any venue looking to bring a touch of nostalgia and a taste of the traditional to their event. Whether you're looking to book us for a one-off event or a recurring show, we're confident that our classic country music will be a hit with your audience.
Some of the venues where we have showcased our Country Show include Chapelhow Legion, Jubilee Legion, Bowness Legion, the Summit Pub, The Roadside Pub, Funny Farm, Mo Jo Garden Centre and Diner, and many more. We have a proven track record of success and know how to put on a show that will have your audience tapping their toes and singing along.
If you're interested in booking Austin T. O'keefe and his Nostalgia Cowboys for your next event, don't hesitate to contact us. We're looking forward to bringing our classic country music to your venue and making it a night to remember!
There mission is to bring classic country and rockabilly back to the mainstream and they believe that this unique blend of styles will appeal to a wide range of audiences. They are dedicated to preserving the classic country and rockabilly sound, while also incorporating elements of country, rock, and honky tonk. This combination of styles creates a sound that is both nostalgic and fresh, appealing to both traditional country fans and those who enjoy a more modern twist on the genre.