Cowlicks and Rooster Tails

Cowlicks and Rooster Tails

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Biography

Cowlicks and Rooster Tails is a Winnipeg based acoustic instrumental group that boasts a strong collaboration of three respected musicians creating a unique yet accessible sound. Their compositional style may best be described as “country blues jazz”. In a day and age where genres are becoming harder and harder to define, the best way to assess the conceptual intent of a project such as this is to hear it.

The group consists of a power house line up including producer Adam Young on guitars and various stringed instruments, Julian Bradford on upright bass and Mark Enn on percussion. After coincidentally working together as band mates in a backup band for a country artist, the three began jamming some of Young’s tunes during set breaks and after gigs. It wasn’t long before they were rehearsing regularly and recording bed tracks for a debut CD in the garage loft of a musically enthused friend. Given that all three members are busy freelancers in their home town, there was no pressure for the project to be a money maker in the immediate sense. Instead the group has been able to focus on musicianship, the challenges of playing as a trio in live settings and the development of a truly original acoustic sound.

Upon completion and release of their record this coming April, they highly anticipate hitting the Canadian festival scene for summer 2010. As all members are uniquely seasoned performers, Cowlicks and Rooster Tails is a sure bet entertainment package for a broad audience. Their set list is filled with an array of genres from Latin folk tunes to straight ahead bluegrass arrangements to freely improvised modal pieces.
An immediate “festival talk about”.