Western Shadows performs new and original folk music with a western swing and a touch of bluegrass. With strong guitar, violin, bass, and percussion foundation, a vocal harmony blend added, the sound is bold and joyous. Audiences of all ages and music tastes will be dazzled by the musicianship!


Western Shadows takes contemporary folk and western swing to a new dynamic. Original songs and covers from Asleep At the Wheel, Dave Stamey, Jack Hanna, Curly Musgrave, and other folk song writers are interpreted and arranged to sound bold and fresh. The performance is energetic and dynamic - not "sleepy-time" folk music!

Western Shadows has played across the western United States from San Francisco to Cody, Wyoming. There is nothing stereotypical about the arrangements and styles of the instrumentalists, and each song is selected or written with a "story" embedded in the lyrics. This takes the audience on a journey to the "west", whether there has been a real or imagined experience of the "west" for the audience members.

Western Shadows has performed for many concert halls, rodeo openings, town celebrations, private parties, conventions, school educational programs, and cultural centers.


"Saddle The Wind" = solo album by Steve Paskins

"Western Shadows" = debut album with current band members - released in 2006.

Set List

Minimum of four non-repeating sets of 45-50 minutes each. A new set of music is created every 6-9 months, so the performances can be repeated without being stale and repetitive. All sets contain fast and slow elements for dynamics.

Typical Concert:
Texas Plains - Bob Wills
Spin That Pony - Dave Stamey
Great American Cowboy - Jack Hanna
Wyoming on My Mind - Charlie Daniels
Rose of San Antone' - Bob Wills
Horse Corral Meadow - Belinda Gail
My Colorado Home - Jack Hanna
Everyday Blues - Steve Paskins
The Vaquero Song - Dave Stamey
Bandit Joaquin - Dave Stamey
Saddle the Wind - Steve Paskins
Ridin' for the Roundup - Jack Hanna
Ghost Riders in the Sky - Traditional
Montana Cowgirl - Belinda Gail
Texas Fiddle Man - Asleep at the Wheel