Kelley and The Cowboys

Kelley and The Cowboys

7769 forest haven lane, lewisville, North Carolina, USA

"Led by the iron-clad vocals of Kelley Breiding, the group is a rousing nostalgic throwback to timeless country, honky-tonk, western swing and rockabilly genres." Ithaca Times 2009



Kelley and The Cowboys are a Honky Tonk band from NC, led by by an amazing female vocalist performing early country standards as well as original music, western swing, and blues. This band excites the crowd with their high energy and amazing musicianship no matter what the musical tastes of the listener may be. How do they do it? With mind blowing vocals from a spirited young red-head, thrilling upright bass solos, the swinging tag team of guitar and fiddle music, and the rock and roll sound of the electric 4-string mandolin with the archtop guitar dueling for the greatest break and, to top it all off, it's paired with a great dance beat, for those who are out to hit the floor.

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"What This Old World Needs" released in 2010
Next Album in the works!!

Kelley Breiding also appears on albums with:
Back-Step - "Rise and Bloom Again"
The Red Hots - " Music for Squares"
Rafe and Clelia Stefanini - " Never Seen the Like"

Past venues where Kelley and The Cowboys have performed:

Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion - Bristol, TN&VA
Bele Chere Festival - Asheville, NC
Festival of American Fiddle Tunes - Port Townsend, WA
Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance - Trumansburg, NY
The Great Blue Heron Festival - Sherman, NY
Heavy Rebel Weekender - Winston Salem, NC
The Corning Museum of Glass - Corning, NY
Shakori Hills Festival of Music and Dance - Silk Hope, NC
Warehouse Blues Series - Durham, NC
Little John's Music Festival - Snow Camp, NC
The Lincoln Theater - Raleigh, NC
Ziggy's Tavern - Winston Salem, NC
The Canal Club - Richmond, VA
Blue Moon Saloon - Lafayette, LA

Set List

We play classic and obscure country and hillbilly roots music and write our own material as well. Here is a sampling of some of the songs we might play:
Come on In (The Stewart Family)
Tryin to Get to You (Elvis Presley)
Walking the Dog (Cliff & Tex Grimsley)
Stop, Look, and Listen (Patsy Cline)
For Rent (Sonny James Loden, Jack Morrow)
Rose of San Anton (Bob Wills)
Ooo-Wah-Ooo ( Kelley Breiding)
Beneath a Neon Star in a Honky Tonk (Tommy Duncan)
It's your Red Wagon (Bob Wills)
Bill Bailey won't you please come home (Standard)
Tommorrow Night (Lonnie Johnson)
Bright Side (Johanna Divine)
Turn the Cards Slowly (Sammy Masters)
Burn That Candle (Charlene Arthur)
Lovesick Blues (Bob Wills)
Sticks and Stones (Wanda Jackson)
What This Old World Needs (Jimmy Dean)
Blue Moon of Kentucky (Bill Monroe)
Tennessee Saturday Night (Red Foley)