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
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.
What a rip-roarin’ time we had last night at Funhouse Lounge! Gotta love the new stage and lights!
Giddy-up people, it’s almost show time!
Hee Haw’s Jimmie Riddle and Jackie Phelps Eefing and Hambone act (aka “Appalachian beat-box”).
One half of a fantastic picking classic…
Great article in seedmagazine.com about the science behind improvisation. The parallels between jazz music and improvisational theater are many and splendid.
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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Wishing a g’night to the towering Marshall of Dodge City.