Cowboy Logic aims right at the heart of country: Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Bob Wills, Hank Williams, Ray Price, Ian Tyson, Willie Nelson, Asleep at the Wheel, George Strait, and others like them make up the core of real country music. But Cowboy Logic doesn’t ignore the hard-driving sounds of Dwight Yoakam, Alan Jackson, Clint Black, and Ricky Skaggs. And it’s all played by performers steeped in the genre.
Drummer, vocalist, and guitarist Mike Calabrese has been playing country and jazz for over 30 years. He has guested with the Grand Teton Music Festival, is a member of a local percussion ensemble, and is also a solo guitarist/vocalist as well as the band’s leader. Mike is also a working editor and writer for The Jackson Hole Skier and Mountain Country magazines and The Jackson Hole Dining Guide. As a board member and performer for the nonprofit Jackson Hole Cowboy Jubilee, he is helping preserve the best of Western and cowboy culture for Jackson’s Fall Arts Festival.
Bassist Buddy Thompson, for years a singing cowboy with the Bar-T-5 outfitters in Jackson Hole, also held down the bass and vocal spot with the Stagecoach band for many years. An experienced jazz player to boot, Buddy’s rich vocals and steady bass playing create a solid bottom for the group.
Jeff Taylor, the region’s premiere pedal steel player, is also known for his flawless lead playing on the Stratocaster. Jeff toured nationally for years and chose Jackson over Nashville.
Cowboy Logic is as comfortable driving an audience to dance as it is working acoustically for smaller private venues, where folks just want that true Western feeling. Whatever the venue, large or small, Cowboy Logic can fill the country bill. When folks want to swing to country music, this is the band that brings ‘em to the dance floor. Price Range: $1,800-$2,800, depending on number of players (audio production is included)