The New Soul Cowboys, by Virginiabluesman

Posted on 2/04/2010 by Virginiabluesman

 (Washington DC) What a week in the nation's capital! We are just starting to get over our last snow, and now the weather man projects 1-2 feet of snow(depending on the area). I'm a bit West of DC, and we typically get more snow than the city does, so we are in for a long weekend. Too much snow can definitely make a person Blue in D.C.

I originally had an interview with Anthony Gomes planned for this weeks article, but something came up on Anthony's side, so I will substitute the interview with a review of Mr Gomes band called the New Soul Cowboys. I know what you're thinking ... why would a band named New Soul Cowboys be on a Blues site? Anthony Gomes music is deeply influenced by the Blues, and has just recently changed his bands style to a form of Southern Rock. New Soul Cowboys describe their sound as Outlaw Rock 'N' Roll.

New Soul Cowboys are a power trio out of Nashville that can play kick@ss rock with the best of them. The band is composed of singer/guitarist Anthony Gomes, bassist David Karns, and drummer Peter Lang. It is great to see a band like this come out at a time where I feel Rock was taking a back seat to RAP , R&B and other styles of "music". No offense to those who like R&B ... I like it myself but these guys are going to make a big splash on the music scene very soon, and I am glad to see this resurgence. Here's a shocker ... these guys can actually PLAY their instruments, and very well at that.

Anthony Gomes

I will admit that I have only seen this band's videos on YouTube and have heard many of the tunes from their CD. No live show yet, but I will say that they are near the top of my list! Anthony Gomes is a well respected guitarist in the Blues world. I saw him jam with Miss Ana Popovic at a small venue a year or so ago, and he was totally awesome. He has total command of the guitar and has a great vocal style. The jam session was 99.9% Blues, which is always fine with me. He puts out an amazing tone, and he gives 101% for his fans, as did Ana.

"We have created a sound that embodies the rebel spirit of musical outcasts like Led Zeppelin, Johnny Cash and Howlin' Wolf. We're here to take back Rock 'N' Roll", the guitar-slinger boldly but unapologetically exclaims. "We are part of a new revolution in Rock. A place where bands know where the music came from, can really play their instruments, write their own songs and take no prisoners doing it. We couldn't care less about American Idol, we're here to take our music to the streets." All I can say is, THANK YOU so much Mr Gomes for bringing the Rock back to the people! Your bands music is sorely needed these days, and your band's versatility will take you to the top.
Anthony Gomes

I checked their tour schedule, and as of today, I don't see a show on the East Coast. I am sure that he will be doing shows in this area once the weather warms up and the Blues festivals begin. You can be sure that those shows will be posted on this site as soon as they become available.

"It's high noon, and I've got my six string by my side. I've been baptized by the Blues and saved by Rock 'N' Roll." Amen!

Check out The New Soul Cowboys at their official site

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