Don’t let the name dissuade you: no cows were harmed in the making of Cowpuncher’s new album Ghost Notes. In fact, the five-piece country rock band from Calgary have nothing against cows, but, like their music, their name is attention-grabbing and in-your-face.
When the band takes to the stage at Canmore’s Drake Pub on January 10th, you can expect to see a packed house and an impressively energetic performance from a band that’s riding a wave of recent success.
Formed in 2009, Cowpuncher gradually refined and perfected their sound and lineup over the last 4 years to deliver a concert experience that harkens back to the golden age of rock. What initially began as a vehicle for the songwriting of lead singer Matt Olah has transformed into a kind of Calgary super group, with a lineup culled from a number of successful local bands.
Ghost Notes represents a creative evolution for Cowpuncher, reflecting both their unbridled ability to rock and their thoughtful, introspective songwriting. Inspired by the diverse array of locations at which it was recorded, with the help of Josh Gwilliam’s mobile recording studio, the album has a sound that’s entirely unique. From old Calgary warehouses to historic Masonic halls, the album’s unusual recording locations contribute to the aura of mystery and importance that the music is imbued with.
There’s perhaps no other band in Alberta that sounds quite like Cowpuncher, or creates a live show with so much indescribable energy. Their music is a testament to the vibrant creative culture that thrives in southern Alberta.
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