hot, jazzy and has a drawl!" San Francisco Chronicle
swingin’ grooves, thrilling riffs, sweet and hot vocals, western
sensibilities and tons of fun and you have only begun to describe
Cow Bop. Formed in 2003 by internationally-acclaimed guitarist
Bruce Forman, the cowboy jazz and western bebop band has toured
extensively throughout the world, exciting audiences with their
unique brand of music.
bands’ collective experience crosses the spectrum of American
music, from the hottest jazz and the coolest swing to the most
down-home honky-tonk. Comfortable in diverse settings, from
Carnegie Hall to roadside taverns, the band always hits the
stage with an electrifying and entertaining assortment of music
and frolic. Along with Bruce Forman on guitar, the band features
PintoPammy on vocals, whose talent and experiences range from
big band swing, old-time country and musical theater, and mutli-instrumentalist
David Wise, whose sax and trumpet playing takes you from the
streets of New Orleans to the hottest and coolest jazz. Put
that on top of a rhythm section of Alex Frank, bass, and Jake
Reed, drums, that are as swingin’ and rockin’ as rodeo bronc,
but as sure-footed as a prized pack mule and you get Cow Bop.
2004, Cow Bop won the Route 66 Challenge, traveling the length
of the storied road having departed with a mere $100 and no
scheduled gigs. Their debut CD, Swingin’ Out West ,
released in 2004, charted in four separate genres. Since then,
Route 66 , Too Hick for the Room and their
newest CD: Cowlifornia Swing have delighted critics
around the world. The recordings feature songs and musicians
from across the wide spectrum of the American musical palette.
Along with numerous
appearances at esteemed nightclubs and concert venues throughout
the world, Cow Bop has also been featured at the Montreal &
Monterey Jazz Festivals, the Sisters Folk Festival, as well as
the Elko, Heber City , Monterey and Santa Clarita Cowboy Gatherings.
For an extra treat, check out Bruce’s guitar work featured in
Clint Eastwood’s Academy-Award winning film, Million Dollar
"They put some scoobie-doo in their wahoo!" Wylie
Wylie & The Wild West
"I could listen to these guys for a hundred hours
and not go
to the bathroom once!" Paul Zarzyski
any discussion of the top acts on today’s western-swing scene,
Cow Bop had better be in the conversation.
John Wooley, host of Swing on This
7 p.m. Saturdays on KWGS (89.5 FM) in Tulsa
"Bravo! I have never attended
a more inspiring performance...one of the most enjoyable bands
ever. I'm a huge fan!" mandolin maestro Evan Marshall
"Cow Bop conveys the
essence of what we were doing...in a sophisticated and up to
date way. Bob woulda loved 'em!" Jimmy Wyble, guitarist
w/ Bob Wills,
Spade Cooley, Benny Goodman,
"Cow Bop was the hippest
thing at the Way Out West fest, hands down!"
Rich Daigle, Utah's Django
Leader, Red Rock Hot Club
"These guys cook! The
most fun you can have with your spurs on!"
Herb Jeffries, Mr. Flamingo, The Bronze Buckaroo
"I thought Louis Prima was 'the very best' musical/entertainment
group I had ever seen, until this past year. I have now seen
Bruce Forman & Cow Bop several times and they are now my
all-time favorite group. Their musicianship and wild and crazy
repertoire is simply the best. Tighten your cinches because
this is the musical ride of all time, bar none!!! "
Terry Thompson, St. Louis producer,
bandleader, guitarist & superfan
"Best. Band. Ever."
Contessa of Alto Saxophonia