URBANE COWBOYS

1999 - Present

Band Members:

  • Michael Snayd (acoustic guitar, vocals)
  • Kamran Mir (electric guitar, vocals)
  • Steven Schumacher (bass, vocals)
  • Rob “Hans” Jolowski (drums)
  • Dave Lane (pedal steel guitar, vocals)

Formed in Tampa in 1999, The Urbane Cowboys were an alternative country/roots rock quartet made up of Robert “Hans” Jolowski (drums and percussion), Steven Schumacher (bass guitar), Michael Snayd (acoustic guitar & vocals), and Kamran Mir (electric guitar & vocals). Later on the band would replace Snayd with Dave Lane (steel pedal guitar & vocals).

The Urbane Cowboys influences included Johnny Cash, Social Distortion and Hank Williams Sr., Rich McSherry, former Tampa promoter described them as: "... ass kickin', beer drinkin', boot stompin' rock n' roll. A definite SXSW contender."

The Urbane Cowboys performed consistently around the Central Florida area with both local and national acts. They have played with local favorites Skinny McGee & his Mayhem Makers, The Camaros, Jet Set Six, The Deep Sixes, The Red Elvises, Billy Bacon & the Forbidden Pigs, Cigar Store Indians, and in a major cross-genre coup for the Cowboys, Reel Big Fish. The band has also shared the stage with Mark Farner (of Grand Funk Railroad), Shinedown, Authority Zero, Yellowcard, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Art Alexakis (of Everclear), Cross Canadian Ragweed, Mike Watt, Santana, and Los Lonely Boys.

In his feature article on the Cowboys in Tampa's Weekly Planet, music columnist Scott Harrell had this to say: "... the presence of two primary songwriters in Snayd and Mir, lend The Urbane Cowboys a surprisingly broad signature. Some songs rock with roadhouse abandon, some would slide nicely into contemporary pop-country airplay, and still others ply into that surf-a-billy backbeat. By refusing to narrowly define what they do, the Cowboys have created a fun, eclectic, and widely appealing style."

Urbane Cowboys (2007)

 Only Truth Tonight (2008)

 
 

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