Tell us about yourself and your music
I have a band called the G String Cowboys and we play the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica from Nicaragua to Panama. I started playing bluegrass and hillbilly back in the early 60s and then of course rock and roll and then country and blues and now I think it is called Americana.
Talk to us more about your latest release
We are working on a new live album, I write the material for the band. Our last live album was titled “The G String Cowboys Live at the Bamboo Room,” a catchy title you probably say. You can find it on all the electronic platforms and we have a few singles as well playing on Spotify, Pandora, etc. Fresh Batch of Brownies is one of our most requested hits.
What inspired you to write this release?
A fresh batch of brownies inspired me to write this song, and a whole lot of others!
Describe the writing and recording process
I write everyday. I live on my own private beachfront and spend a lot of time in the hammock with my guitar and a brownie. Most of our recording are done live with a zoom 8 trak field recorder. I am lucky to live in one of the most inspiring places in the world.
Any plans to release a video?
We have a video of brownies ready to release. We did it all ourselves for the most part, with cell phones and fans providing a lot of the shots and even do some performing in the vid.
Any plans to hit the road?
We are heading up to Tamarindo for a week in May, near the Nicaraguan border. Later in the summer we have some gigs offered to us in Texas and we are in negotiations for a gig in Branson in the fall.
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
Its somewhat folksy, down home, honest, and we include a lot of humor with a personal touch.
Who have you been listening to lately?
Ryan Montbleau, Blueberry Smoke and Hank III
Who are your biggest influences?
Willie and Waylon, Hank Sr, Merle Haggard, Webb Pierce, Ray Price, Faron Young, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan
Tell us about your passions
I have a lovely wife, a 4 year old son and a 1 year old daughter. Other than that my writing and my guitar are my world.
What else is happening next in your world?
Not a lot, I am learning to grow pot and enjoying my “golden years.”
Thanks for an awesome interview, Ken