Mahatma Gandhi & Sitting Bull meet Buddy Holly & Ravi Shankar!
You may think you know what veteran Texas musician Bob Livingston is up to, but COWBOYS & INDIANS defies expectations at every turn. Unlike the children’s game, these cowboys and Indians are allies, not enemies, and the Indians come from India, not the Wild West. Livingston got the idea for the group while he was in India for a U.S. State Department cultural exchange tour. Local musicians, using their indigenous instruments, sat in almost every night. Everyone mixed themes, influences, rhythms, instrumentation, and insights from both East and West. They played songs & yodels from Texas and ragas & chants from India. A newspaper in New Delhi called it “country ‘n eastern music” and “the Wild East!”
Inspired by these experiences, Livingston wanted to take the sounds and charm of the Indian shows back to Texas. He got together with an old songwriting friend, Bobby Bridger and they wrote new songs and tossed around ideas for a show in Texas schools and theaters. The concept for COWBOYS & INDIANS began to take shape and some great musicians, drawn from the vibrant Austin international musical community, joined up…
COWBOYS & INDIANS is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department’s Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
Award winning multi-cultural extravaganza at a great venue. Doors at 8PM Showtime 9PM.
ONLY $6! ALL AGES!! Donations are gratelfully accepted. Please come and donate and/or mail to Bob Livingston at 10712 Watchful Fox Dr., Austin, TX 78745. Make checks payable to Cowboys & Indians!
Visit the Cowboys & Indians webpage to get all the info: http://www.texasmusic.org/cowboys_indians.php