The Karate Cowboy
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The Karate Cowboy

Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Austin, Texas, United States
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo Jazz Cover Band




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Still working on that hot first release.



Imagine a dark stage, you feel the rumble of bass and hear an ominous droning instrument sound. You hear guitar, it's a familiar tonality but excitement builds because it is also exotic and virtuosic.

A spotlight shines on a man wearing a cowboy hat and a cape that is fluttering wildly. The guitar begins to get more intense, building towards a climactic moment as multiple stage lights flash!

Finally there is a release, a sensation of floating towards finality as the intro effortlessly resolves into a well known song performed with a silky smooth voice—the audience is floored by the unique and breathtaking experience.

About me:

I've been performing in music around the USA for over 25 years. I got my first paying gig at a place called Hole in the Wall in Austin, TX when I was 15 years old. They totally freaked out when I showed up and they saw I was a kid—but they let me play anyway and slid me some cash under the table afterwards.

Since first picking up the violin at the age of eight years old, music has been the greatest joy in my life.

For me, music is about goosebumps and the kind of excitement you get on Christmas Eve. Music feels like flying or like a rollercoaster—it takes you on a ride that you're torn between grabbing a hold something familiar and letting go. I want to make people remember what it feels like to be children, when the world was such an exciting place and we believed that amazing things could happen at any moment.


"The Karate Cowboy is a great fun entertainer that takes guitar playing to the next level"

Coach - Radio Host on KWVH Wimberley Valley radio

"If you wanna hear some amazing guitar, cool vocals and great renditions of classic tunes, look no further than the Karate Cowboy extraordinaire! He's amazing!"

Rick Del Castillo - Del Castillo/Smilin Castle Productions

"Chris DeVore is a rare gift to the music world whose style is somewhere between Django and Jimmy Bryant resulting in a Gypsy Western Swing mashup. Executed with virtuosic precision the Karate Cowboy is a talent the world should hear!"

Matthew Benjamin - Professional Guitarist(and Guitar God)

"Cool, smooth vocals, incredible guitar work, and an arsenal of diverse musical styles... A true guitarist's guitarist, Chris DeVore always makes me feel like I need to go home and practice!"

Mark Del Castillo - Producer/Composer/Guitarist
Del Castillo/Robert Rodriguez's CHINGON Band

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