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We’re Just Plum Tuckered Out

Jun 25, 2012   //   by Cowboy Little   //   Blog, News and Happenings  //  No Comments

Ladies and Gentlemen:

More Cowboy Little shows are most assuredly coming soon to a town near you. We're just taking the time-being to write up some new songs and such for your entertainment. We'll be in touch as soon as we're able. Take care and don't go wandering off.

~~ Cletus Little, June 2012

Gina Bixby Bloggery

Apr 23, 2012   //   by Cowboy Little   //   Blog, News and Happenings  //  No Comments

Thanks to Gina Bixby for her great photos and review of our last show. Check out her work at Gina Bixby Bloggery. Gina, you’re welcome back anytime.

Come See National Yodeling Champion!

Apr 2, 2012   //   by Cowboy Little   //   News and Happenings, Uncategorized  //  No Comments

Larry Wilder - National Yodeling Champion

Cowboy Little’s Big Wild West Show is proud to announce that Larry Wilder, the national yodeling champion, will charm our audiences with his lonesome cowboy harmonies and award-winning yodels. Come on down to Funhouse Lounge Friday, April 6th and Friday, May 4th and have a listen to some classic Americana. Songs are inspired by Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry, Bob Wills, Riders in the Sky, Patsy Montana, and Elton Britt.

Pics from February 3rd show!

Feb 5, 2012   //   by Cowboy Little   //   Blog, Horsin' Around, News and Happenings  //  No Comments

What a rip-roarin’ time we had last night at Funhouse Lounge! Gotta love the new stage and lights!

Jaw Harp John

Nov 10, 2011   //   by Cowboy Little   //   American-Roots Music, Blog  //  No Comments

More Appalachian beatbox for you! This time from John Fowler on the jaw harp.

Premiere Show: January 6th

Oct 30, 2011   //   by Cowboy Little   //   Blog, News and Happenings  //  No Comments

Giddy-up people, it’s almost show time!

 

 

The Lost Art of Eefing and Hambone

Sep 16, 2011   //   by Cowboy Little   //   American-Roots Music, Blog, Horsin' Around  //  No Comments

Hee Haw’s Jimmie Riddle and Jackie Phelps Eefing and Hambone act (aka “Appalachian beat-box”).

Earl Scruggs at the Grand Ole Opry

Sep 4, 2011   //   by Cowboy Little   //   American-Roots Music, Blog  //  No Comments

One half of a fantastic picking classic…

Seed: Improv is Mental Jazz

Jun 16, 2011   //   by Cowboy Little   //   Blog, Improv Theater  //  No Comments

Great article in seedmagazine.com about the science behind improvisation. The parallels between jazz music and improvisational theater are many and splendid.

Read the article: From Jackson Pollock to John Coltrane — 
How creativity springs from a choreographed set of mental events.

Quote:
While the musicians riffed on the piano, giant magnets whirred overhead monitoring minor shifts in their brain activity. The researchers found that jazz improv relied on a carefully choreographed set of mental events, which allowed the musicians to discover their new melodies. Before a single note was played, the pianists exhibited a “deactivation” of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), a brain area associated with planned actions and self-control. In other words, they were inhibiting their inhibitions, which allowed the musicians to create without worrying about what they were creating.

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RIP James Arness, 1923-2011

Jun 4, 2011   //   by Cowboy Little   //   Cowboy Lore, News and Happenings  //  No Comments

Wishing a g’night to the towering Marshall of Dodge City.

James Arness

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