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Caribbean Cowboys bring the sound of the surf to WinterFest



Article Published: Jan. 17, 2013 | Modified: Jan. 27, 2013
Caribbean Cowboys bring the sound of the surf to WinterFest

The Caribbean Cowboys will perform Jan. 26 at Canyons, as part of Blowing Rock's annual WinterFest.

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Do you like the music of Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers?

The Caribbean Cowboys know every one of their songs. How about some beach music or rhythm and blues? Hit the road, Jack, the Cowboys have that stuff covered.

Maybe you are in the mood for some classic rock? Well, take it easy, brown-eyed girl, they can play that funky music.

The Caribbean Cowboys, with more than 20 years of professional playing experience and a setlist of more than 1,000 songs, are riding into town for WinterFest. They will be performing at Canyons of the Blue Ridge, beginning at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26. Admission is $8 per person.
The Caribbean Cowboys feature Steve Weams on rhythm guitar and vocals, Jack Nitterauer on percussion and vocals, Mike Rothacker on bass guitar and harmony vocals, and Mike Barnes on lead guitar and vocals.

In addition to the band’s wide variety of cover songs and tributes (Elvis Pressley, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong), they also play a number of original songs.

Known for their ability to play anything by Jimmy Buffett, the Caribbean Cowboys are the official band of the Western North Carolina Parrot Head Club, a charter member of the PHIP (Parrot Heads in Paradise).

Over the years, the band has opened shows for Eric Burdon and the Animals, Dr. Hook’s Medicine Show, Skeeter Davis and Highway 69, the Zac Brown Band, the Drifters, Greg “Fingers” Taylor, Larry Gatlin, Jo Dee Messina, Cravin Melon and others.

The Caribbean Cowboys were voted Best Popular Rock Band in the 1995 Asheville Citizen-Times reader poll and Best Local Band in 1999 and 2000 in the Western North Carolina Mountain Xpress readers survey.

For Saturday’s show, the Caribbean Cowboys will perform a number of classic rock favorites in addition to their beach-soaked numbers.

For more information on this special WinterFest show, call Canyons at (828) 295-7661.

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