We are a high energy Country/ Southern Rock Band! We are all very good musicians, performers and crowd pleasers. We strive to make sure that our audience has a great time. We put on a great show with every performance. We are sure to get your party, event or club rocking!


BAD BEHAVIOR (formally)“Legends of the West” was formed in 2006 and represents the perfect mix of multi-talented musicians with a wide range of musical influences and backgrounds. Each member contributes over 20 years of experience drawing from live and studio situations. Great song writing, rock solid vocals, an awesome rhythm section and accomplished lead style truly sets this band apart from the norm.

This band offers a wide variety of music including Americana, Traditional and Texas Country, Blues, Classic and above all - Southern Rock. They absolutely love to perform for live audiences and consistently deliver strong entertaining shows, attacking each song with everything they have. Their music appeals to a wide audience from all age groups.

The “Legends of the West” project began to take shape when J.D. Cobb and Craig Cardwell joined forces. Within a very short time, they had attracted and enlisted the talents of Rocky Carroll, Brian Ballard and most recently Jim Raines and the band has since solidified into a force to be reckoned with.

Over the past two years “Legends of the West” has made a name for themselves in the East Dallas venues and perform for a wide variety of attractions. There have been several appearances on KEBC AM Radio in Waxahachie Texas, performing acoustic sets on the Mark “The Cobbler” Miller show. Most notably they have appeared for the City of Rockwall Founders Day Festival sharing the same bill as top named performers such as Jerry Jeff Walker, DJango Walker and have been asked to perform at this same venue which is headlined by The Marshall Tucker Band. Most recently they performed at the Mardi Gras Celebration at the “Harbor” in Rockwall Texas along with the renowned “Voodoo Blue” SRV Tribute band hailing from Denton Texas.



J.D. was the front man and musical songwriting genius behind “Legends of the West” and now BAD BEHAVIOR. He continues to out do himself with each new composition.

J.D. hails from Garland, Texas. He is an accomplished singer / songwriter and guitar player.

J.D. has performed in the Dallas area for many years and never fails to impress his audience. J.D. started out as a solo act and then teamed up with Bobby Jennings. Together J.D. and Bobby delighted audiences all over DFW with their fabulous original and cover material. Somewhere along the line they met up with Brian Ballard and began appearing with him as their lead player for a short time. The three eventually went their separate ways but JD and Brian never stopped loving the music and kept in touch.

J.D. is influenced by Steve Earle, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Charlie Robison, Guy Clark, Bruce Robison, Townes Van Zandt, Earnest Tubb, and Merle Haggard to name a few and every Southern Rock Band you can think of!


Brian is a highly motivated rhythm and backup lead player who possesses very eclectic musical tastes. His favorite band is the Rolling Stones but is equally comfortable playing country, blues and also loves southern rock. Brian has great stage presence and really knows how to work the crowd. He is very comfortable singing lead or back up vocals and is quite a song writer in his own right.

Brian was born in 1965 in Dallas Texas. Coincidently this was the same summer that Mick and the Boys released “Satisfaction”. He got his first guitar from a door to door Brook Mays salesman. Brian attended Catholic school in Dallas and later moved to the deep country East Texas town of Van. The first year there he was introduced to outlaw country music and snuff. One day he was listening to the Zoo radio station and heard “Sympathy for the Devil”, found his old guitar and the rest is history.

Brian’s influences include the Rolling Stones, all English bands, the Psychedelic Furs, Keef Iffhard, SRV and U2. Brian’s favorite saying is “OK enough… Let’s Rock!”


Jim is the cement that holds the band’s tight sound together. His hard driving beats and percussive creativity continues to astonish all who have the pleasure of playing with or listening to him. His attention to detail when covering great classics and creative genius with originals is phenomenal.

Jim grew up and still lives in Mesquite Texas. He got his first drum kit at the ripe old age of 5. After just 2 weeks, he had completely torn it up, but the "Fever" hit, and he’s been playing ever since! Jim was involved in bands all through school. In 1977 he joined his first working band and started performing in various clubs around DFW. During his military career, Jim continued playing drums at clubs in and around San Antonio with a band called "The Recruits". After the service, he returned to Dallas, and immediately began playing drums for some great bands like "Savage Intentions", "The Night Riders", "Metalurgy", "Blacksmiths", "Members Only", and spent a short time with the longtime DFW band "Lightning" His last project before joining “Legends of the


We currently have one self produced "live" cd called "The Legend Begins" with 17 original and cover tracks.

We also have tracks on our myspace page at www.myspace.com/jdcobb59. These tracks are all original material written by J.D.Cobb.

There is also one song on my personal website at www.jdcobb.com

Set List

Our typical set list consist of a mixture of covers and originals. Here is a partial list that covers about 4 hours with standard 10 minute breaks. We perform many other songs.

Allman Brothers - Ramblin Man

Animals - House of the Rising Sun

Black Foot - Train Train

Bob Dylan - Knocking On Heavens Door

Bob Seger - Main Street
Bob Seger - Shame on the Moon
Bob Seger - Turn the Page

Brian Ballard - Dead Begger

Charlie Robison - My Home Town

Chris Knight - House and 90 Acres
Chris Knight - Run From Your Memory

Church - Under The Milkyway

David Allen Coe - Call Me By My Name
David Allen Coe - Harley Someday

David Gilmore - Murder

Doors - Road House Blues

Eric Clapton - Cocaine
Eric Clapton - Further On up the Road

Ernest Tubb - Milwaukie Here I Come
Ernest Tubb - Thanks A lot

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