Kelley and The Cowboys

Kelley and The Cowboys

 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 4 piece band from NC, led by female vocalist Kelley Breiding. The band puts their signature sound on the old standards as well as original music, in a style influenced by early forms of western swing, rockabilly, country, and blues. Kelley and The Cowboys always excite the crowd with their high energy and amazing musicianship no matter what the musical tastes or age of the listeners may be. How do they do it? With Kelley's mesmerizing vocals and barn burner attitude, the nostalgic sound of Jimmy Tremor's arch-top guitar, Colby's thrilling feats on the upright bass, and Steve-O's status as a human metronome. When you pair all this together with a relentless energy for the crowd, it's a real dream for those who are out to scoot their boots. Having played the East coast club and festival since 2005, they have really made a name for themselves as one of the greatest dance bands around. Ya'll come!!

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

Kelley Breiding also appears on albums with:

  • Spencer Branch - "Ashe County Outlaws"
  • 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)