(LOS ANGELES) -- Country music fans can be part of a documentary being filmed about Black Cowboys and their place in American Historical lore if they show up to the Warehouse in Marina del Rey this Saturday, February 23 to hear and see Cowboy Soul perform. In addition, they'll get to hear some great country/r&b-flavored music from a truly original band!
The band (Mike Mann, lead vocals/guitar/harmonica; Ted "T Coop"
Cooper (lead and background vocals); Mark "Markie D" Drummond
(lead guitar); Vince LaBauve (lead guitar); Mike Grimes (drums); and Keith
"Beefy Keef" Washington (bass) are being filmed that evening as part of a documentary called "Rough Ryders & Black Cowboy Legends" to be released later in 2008. Cowboy Soul are creators of a new style of music called 'Cowboy Soul' -- mixing the storytelling of country music, the rhythm and harmonies of soul, and the power of rock.
Cowboy Soul -- whose members all hail from the greater Los Angeles area -- have been together for over a decade, perform at various venues throughout Southern California, and have appeared on the KTLA (Channel 5) Morning Show. ""We want our audiences to remember the
history of Black Cowboys," states band frontperson Mann. "yesteryear's) Black Cowboy worked hard, proved
he was qualified, and helped build the West. This era is one of the most
forgotten periods of African-American history and achievement. Mostly, Cowboy
Soul is about cultivating a vision that crosses ethnic and musical lines,
hoping to bring Country music to a wider audience," concludes Mann. the group's most recent CD release is "MIKE MANN PRESENTS...COWBOY SOUL."
"Cowboy Soul sounds like a knee-slappin, tear-in-your-eye good 'ol time," wrote Libby Molyneaux of the L.A WEEKLY. "(Vocalist) Mike Mann and company blend vintage soul and kickin' beats with their country, making for an irresistable, on-your-feet good time, " opines the PASADENA WEEKLY. For more about Cowboy Soul, log onto www.cowboysoul.com or visit www.myspace.com/cowboysoul.