The Cow Ponies + South City Revival @ Kochanski’s, Sat., 9.29.18

We can’t believe we’re saying this, but dang, we’re looking forward to playing an indoor show, and at an old friend’s to boot: Kochanski’s Concertina Beer Hall. It’s been a hot one in Mil-town, y’all. We felt the full force of those record-breaking heat waves that affected many of you around the country too.

We’ve played at Kochanski’s a bunch-a times, but we haven’t been there since June when we played at Polish Pile-Up. This Saturday night, we’re playing with new friends comin’ up from Chicago: South City Revival, purveyors of American music who, according to Shepherd Express, play “rootsy rock ‘n roll and and alt-country in bluesy licks and weepy pedal steel guitar.” Right up our alley.

It’ll be a good opportunity to see two pedal steels in one place. A great way to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of a beautiful fall. The best place for Polish and Eastern European beers, and for dancin’, and for hula-hoopin’. Cool and mellow and rowdy and crazy. And the cover? Only five bucks!

Show starts at 9.p.m. Hope 2 C U there!

Love,
The Cow Ponies xo

Read about South City Revival in the Shepherd 

Read about The Cow Ponies in the Shepherd

The Cow Ponies @ Party on the Pavement in Racine, Sat., 9.22.18

In another lifetime, three out of five of us Cow Ponies were playin’ in another band at Party on the Pavement, and  WE HAD A BLAST. Great weather…great food and drink…Downtown Racine, Wisconsin…Lake Michigan…live music…running into friends…all these were definitely in play that day, and factored in to our having good memories of our show there to this day.

Fast forward to September 22, 2018, when everything that happened then, right down to the great fall weather, will also be on tap this weekend, when Party on the Pavement 2018 takes to the streets of Downtown Racine. The whole shebang runs 12  to 7 p.m., with three stages of live music. We’ll be on the Twin Disc Stage at State and Main Streets from 12 noon to 1:15 p.m.

There’ll also be games; rides; shopping; street performances; family activities; and that great food and drink that’s the hallmark of Party on the Pavement.  

And the best part, besides our being there: IT’S FREE!

Hope 2 C U there! Get out in that beautiful fall sun with us! 

Love,
The Cow Ponies xo

 

The Cow Ponies @ Katancha Rock, Rally & Ride @ Summerfest, Sat., 9.1.18

In honor of Harley-Davidson’s 115th Anniversary, Katancha Rock, Rally & Roll is havin’ a big-ole party at Milwaukee’s Summerfest grounds, and we’re a part of it!

For all y’all cowboys who are early risers and have great difficulty pickin’ between yer horse and yer motorcycle, come on down to the Summerfest grounds Sat., Sept. 1, to the Katancha Rock, Rally & Roll, where The Cow Ponies’ll be playin’ from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Klements Sausage & Beer Garden stage (perfect!).

For all y’all night-owl rhinestone cowboys who dig the urban party scene, ride over to Anodyne later on to see The Cow Ponies and Alex Ballard & Sugarfoot. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. (See the post just below this one for deets.)

To quote Frank on “Shameless” (U.K.), “PARTY!”

Katancha Rock, Rally & Roll in Milwaukee

H-D 115th Anniversary Event Schedule 

H-D 115th Anniversary Celebration

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The Cow Ponies + Alex Ballard & Sugarfoot @ Anodyne, Sat., 9.1.18

If Xposed 4Heads is our bestie, and Chris Head is our sartorial muse, then Alex Ballard & Sugarfoot is our sexy alternative girlfriend. (Think Mandy on “Shameless.”) For that reason and more, including that this is Anodyne we’re talkin’ about, we are really excited about this show!

Alex is one of the most talented guys we know, and as a band, we’ve been lovin’ him since we met two years ago during our first year of performing. The write-up on Anodyne says we first met two years ago playin’ together at the Gram Parsons 70th Birthday Bash that came through Milwaukee that August (we told ’em that). But we forgot that our true first show together was January 2016, at Club Girabaldi with Dog House Flowers and Alex Ballard & Sugarfoot a month after our very first performance (at our beloved Circle-A). When ABS hit the stage (they were a three-piece back then) we were transfixed. Mouths agape. 

Fast forward 2.5 years: Our show takes place on the esteemed Anodyne stage (it’s beautiful) Saturday, September 1 at their main location (the Roastery) on 224 W Bruce Street in Milwaukee. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. 

Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 day of show. 

We’d luv 2 C U there! xo

More info about the show on Anodyne’s concert site 
The Cow Ponies on Facebook
Alex Ballard & Sugarfoot on Facebook
Anodyne on Facebook

The Cow Ponies @ George’s Tavern in Racine, Sat., 8.4.18

After the great night we had in Burlington doin’ our Cow-Pony thang at B-Town Sounds at Echo Veterans Memorial Park (thanks, everyone!), we are more psyched than ever to swing farther East to play at George’s Tavern. We’ve been looking forward to performing at George’s a loooong time, and now it’s here!

Located at 1202 North Main Street in bee-yoo-tee-full downtown Racine (and near the Marina and the Riverfront) George’s Tavern was founded in 1946 and today is known for its fab food and live music scene.

We’ll be playing three sets, starting at 9 p.m. and ending at 12 midnight. We got our Cow Ponies originals, our summer-festival-tested-and-approved covers, and we’ll be layin’ some of our newest stuff on ya too. No cover! Come early and grab yerself a Po’ Boy, a burger, or some chili and sumthin’ great to drink with it, and come kick it with us in Racine!

Luv,
TCP xo

George’s Tavern on Facebook
George’s Tavern on the Web 

The Cow Ponies @ B-Town Sounds, Thurs., 7.26.18

Hey Y’all!

Another band, another lifetime, we had the good fortune of playing at the Waterford River Rhythms summer concert series in Waterford, Wisconsin. The three of us from that band who are in TCP now remember it fondly: the great crowd, gorgeous setting right along the Fox River, and top-notch sound crew.

THIS THURSDAY, July 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., we are so very happy to be playing for the same folks, except this time in B-Town Sounds, beautiful Burlington, Wisconsin’s Summer Concert Series.

Every week of the series a different brewery is featured. This week, it’s Chicago’s Goose Island Beer Company. As we speak, TCP has some Old Man Grumpy in their fridge. We make a great pair.

Here are some FAQs from B-Town Sounds about their Summer Concert Series:

B-Town Sounds is a free, OUTDOOR concert event in beautiful Echo Veterans Memorial Park. We do have some recommendations for being prepared:

  • Bug spray, sunscreen, blankets/sweaters, and your own chair are all highly recommended to be as comfortable as possible. Being right on Echo Lake the weather can turn from warm and sunny to cool and breezy in a hurry! Public provided seating is also very limited and gets filled quickly.
  • You may always bring your own food and beverages, however The Brat Stand is on hand with grilled food and cold refreshments if you leave your cooler at home! Additionally, our friends at Rice’s Liquor will have a different craft brewery at every show sampling and selling beers for patrons of the proper age with ID until 8:00PM. All food and beverage sales are cash only.
  • Our most commonly asked question is about dogs: according to municipal code, dogs are not allowed in City parks. We recommend leaving furry friends at home, unfortunately.
  • Parking spaces are available at Veteran’s Terrace and the auxiliary lot across the street, as well as any municipal lot/garage or street spots downtown. There is no charge for parking or admission.
  • We try as hard as we can to be a rain or shine event. Weather can be unpredictable and we will always announce on this page and on the day’s event page by 4:00PM the day of if the show cannot continue that night.

See you this Thursday, lovelies! xo

The Cow Ponies @ Music in the Glen, Wed., 7.18.18

We are very happy and proud to be part of the 2018 Music in the Glen Free Summer Concert Series.

Our show is THIS WED., 7-8:30 p.m. in The Richard E. Maslowski Community Park (2200 W. Bender Rd.) in beautiful Glendale, Wisconsin. Look for free parking on the street and in the parking lot west of the Amphitheater. 

Beer, soda, snacks, and food are available at the Sprecher Brewing Outdoor Oasis. Hearty thanks to MITG and our sponsor, Silver Spring House.

And did we say “free”? IT’S FREE!

Would luv 2 CU! xo

Music in the Glen on Facebook
Music in the Glen on the Web
The Cow Ponies @ MITG

The Cow Ponies Live on Riverwest Radio, Sat., 7.7.18

Tune in this Saturday, July 7, to “Sessions with Sandy” on
Riverwest Radio WXRW-LP 104.1 FM when The Cow Ponies                
play acoustic versions of cuts from our debut CD, “Easy to Fall,” 
plus some new stuff we’re working on.

The show’ll feature John Graham on guitar; Tom T on acoustic
bass; Robin Graham on percussion; and all three of us on vocals. 
Throughout the one-hour show, which runs 6:30-7:30 p.m., we’ll 
also be chatting with host Sandy Weisto about music and life,
including some of our upcoming shows, a few side projects, and 
a new EP. 

To tune in to Riverwest Radio:
• Dial your radio to WXRW 104.1 FM
• Tell Alexa, “Play Riverwest Radio on TuneIn”
• Use the TuneIn radio app
Stream Riverwest Radio live at www.riverwestradio.com/live

Hearty thanks to Sandy for having us; we are really looking forward
to it. See you on the airwaves, lovelies! xo 

The Cow Ponies @ Summerfest, Sat., 6.30.18

We are thrilled to let you know that we are playing Summerfest, The World’s Largest Music Festival, on Saturday, June 30, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. on the U.S. Cellular Connection Stage (at the north end of the festival grounds). 

We’ll be playing almost everything off of our debut CD, “Easy to Fall,” plus a few of our fave Country Western covers with a dash of Cow Pony special sauce. 

Also on stage will be our debut of The Free Range Girls, who’ll appear during our fab fan-favorite “Free Range Girl,” slated to appear on our upcoming EP.

Sunday, June 24, Duncan McManus of FM106.1–Milwaukee’s Best Country! will be hosting a special of edition of “Homemade Jams” during which he’ll showcase all the local country artists playing at Summerfest 2018. Duncan’ll be closing the show with “Easy to Fall,” the title cut off our CD. The show runs 10-10:30 p.m. Central Time. 

Thanks to Vic Thomas, Summerfest, Duncan McManus, and FM106.1 for their support of our music and all the local artists they include on their rosters. Life is pretty dang good, y’all! xo   

The Cow Ponies In The Press + On The Radio

 

May was a great month for The Cow Ponies: We attended the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Awards, were played on commercial radio, and had a great lil’ story written about us.

The first time Duncan McManus played us on FM106.1 – Milwaukee’s Best Country! was Sunday, May 13, when he spun “Halfway Between Heartache (and the Blues)” from our debut CD Easy to Fall on his “Homemade Jams” show at 10 p.m. He played “Steel Train” the following Sunday, May 20; John and Robin streamed it on Robin’s cell at the WAMI Awards as they were wrapping up.

Tonight, June 10, at 10 p.m. Duncan’s playing us again, and we’re thrilled! “Some of my favorite new stuff,” he posted on Facebook. Thank you, Duncan and FM 106.1: Your support of our original music means a great deal to us. 

On May 24, Shepherd Express, Milwaukee’s pre-emminent news and arts paper, ran a story about us. Back in April, John and Robin met with the esteemed Dave Luhrssen, managing editor and long-time writer at the Shepherd, over coffee. The result: A story we absolutely love titled “Cow Ponies Play With ‘That Pure American Invention.'” Thank you, Dave, for such a wonderful piece!

Thanks also to these wonderful indie radio stations that  are playing tracks off our Easy to Fall CD: WMSE 91.7FM (Milwaukee School of Engineering); WFAQ 103.3FM (Mukwonago); and The Great Unknown Radio (Wisconsin Indie Music). We were also WCCX 104.5FM‘s “Band of the Month” for April (Carroll University, Waukesha, Wisconsin). We love and appreciate you.  

We didn’t win the 2018 WAMI for “Best Country Artist.” But it was a blast to attend the awards ceremony, and it was, is, and always will be an honor to have been nominated. We can always call ourselves “The WAMI-Nominated Cow Ponies” now, and in our book that’s pretty dang cool. Thanks to all who nominated and voted for us, and thanks to WAMI for putting on an entertaining show! We’re proud to be members and part of it all.