Duke Davis and the Buckshot Boys
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Duke Davis and the Buckshot Boys

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"Here's What People Say About Duke Davis..."

“It’s nice to see a songwriter so prolific … somebody needs to keep the tradition!

- Baxter Black, Humorist and Cowboy Poet -

“Duke has lived the life and it shows in his poetry and songwriting … “Chase The Wind” is an excellent example of his skill!”

- Don Edwards, Singer and Musicologist -

“Duke is a real pro!”

- Waddie Mitchell, Cowboy Poet -

“Duke Davis is a friend of mine who sings great and is dang sure doing his part to spread the gospel of the cowboy!”

- Red Steagall, Singer and Cowboy Poet -

“Duke Davis is a tremendous cowboy poet, probably because he has spent a lot
of time around good cowboys and enjoyed the cowboy life himself!”

- Tuffy Cooper, Rancher and Cowboy -

“I heap savvy his kinda music!”

- Buster McLaury, Cowboy -

“Duke takes you back in time to where technology was nothing more than a dream!”

- Sally Harper Bates - Arizona Cowboy Connection -

“Duke has a deep love for all those adventures that happen to cowboys and his songs tell these tales with reverence and grace. If ‘cowboy’ is what you want in your music, then you don’t have to look any further than Duke Davis!”

- Darrell Arnold, Publisher - Cowboy Magazine -

“Listenin’ to Duke’s music is like goin’ off into the sunset, ridin’ with him down some nameless trail. It’s the kind of relaxin’ sound that sets your mind at ease and lets it wander free!”

- Ken Overcast, Cowboy, Rancher, Writer - Cowboy Gazette -

“I’ve heard Duke’s music evolve over a number of years and he just keeps getting better. In my opinion, “Chase The Wind” is his best work to date!”

- O.J. Sikes, Western Music Association Hall of Fame Inductee - Rope Burns -

“New Mexico’s Duke Davis specializes in range ballads, smooth, honest, and earnest. He elegantly combines simple, strong melodies with clear, honest poetry from the heart!”
- Richard Slatta - Cowboys and Indians Magazine - - Media and Friends


1985 – 45 single “Silver Eagle”*** b/w “Rockin’ Horse Cowboy”
Rockin’ Double “D” Records
***charted to #40 in the Country charts on the West Coast and Canada.
1988 – LP – “Destiny”
Indie Pro Records
1990 – Double LP – ‘Time To Ride”
Rockin’ Double “D” Records
1994 – LP – “All Points West”
Rockin’ Double “D” Records
1998 – LP – “Chase The Wind”
Rockin’ Double “D” Records
1999 – LP – “Follow The Wagon”
Rockin’ Double “D” Records
2004 – LP – “Blue Texas Sky”
Rockin’ Double “D” Records
2008 – LP – “Borderlines”
Rockin’ Double “D” Records



Duke Davis assembled the Buckshot Band in 1979 in California. Some notable musicians that have served tenure with the band are Byron Berline, Vince Gill, Thumbs Carlisle, Jay Dee Mannes, Steve Duncan, Skip Edwards and Heather Miles. Some of Duke’s former band members have gone on to play with Garth Brooks, Dwight Yoakum and the Desert Rose Band. Duke and the boys have received awards and nominations from the Country Music Associations of America, California Country Music Association, Western Music Association, Academy of Western Artists and the Music Industry Coalition having received awards for Band of the Year (1988), Bass Player of the Year (1984), Male Vocalist the Year (1987, 1988), Folk Song of the Year (1999) and Best Produced Country Song (1996). Duke was selected as the Official Cowboy Poet Laureate of the Santa Clarita valley in California in 1993 and has published a book of original Cowboy Poetry. In 2005, the band charted a #1 song in Western Swing Music entitled “Texas Moon” from their “Blue Texas Sky” album. They are currently touring the US with their stage production “Westward Ho!” which is a theatrical, musical one act play that chronicles the history of Western Music. The 90 minute, 27 song show is being received enthusiastically and receiving standing ovations everywhere. In 2008, the band will enter their fourth season of performing at the Happy Trails Chuck Wagon Dinner Show in Breckenridge, Colorado from June to Labor Day. The current band roster consists of Duke Davis on Acoustic Standup Bass and Guitar, Luke Tripp on Fiddle and Mandolin, and Jimmy Lee Robbins on Guitar, Banjo and Lap Steel.