Cowboy Diplomacy
Locally Grown Music: Cowboy Diplomacy
December 5, 2019
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Locally Grown Music is a monthly music residency in partnership with Hotel Van Zandt.

Cowboy Diplomacy
10:30pm – 12am

Cowboy Diplomacy deliver unrestrained, invigorating southern rock and blues out of Austin, TX. Cowboy Diplomacy has captivated its audience with their unconventional style and raw lyrics. While frontman Ian Cochran’s unique growl-like vocals tend to draw the crowd in, it’s the energy and music that the band creates as a whole that keeps them around. Evident within their robust sound are traces of notable bands such as Rival Sons, Kaleo, Kings of Leon, and AC/DC—some of whom the band members also draw influence from.

Despite only being a few years old, Cowboy Diplomacy has garnered the attention of many and has earned recognition through various accolades. Within their first year of formation, the band was nominated for “Best New Band” by the Austin Chronicle and came out as the runner-up; in 2017 the band was named “Best Band of Austin” by Austin Monthly and was nominated to receive a grant from Black Fret. The band has also been fortunate enough to work with Grammy-nominated producer Chris Frenchie Smith on the singles “Bad Man” and “Burn Down The Road,” both of which have yet to be released.

2019 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for Cowboy Diplomacy; The band is releasing new music ahead of their debut album in December and their lead single “The Get Down” has people doing just that. Says KUTX’s Jack Anderson, “there’s plenty of Southern hospitality when it comes to distortion, unbridled vocals, and beyond bold rhythm arrangements.”