BACK IN THE SADDLE is a Western Music band whose energetic shows delight fans of all ages. They hail from Atlanta, GA. United by their love of the songs of the Great American West, this diverse group of stellar musicians brings humor, fun and great vocal harmonies to this wonderful American musical genre. Their shows include classic Cowboy songs, Western Swing, Movie & TV Western theme songs, originals inspired by the West and even some Tin Pan Alley standards. Great tunes! Beautiful harmonies! Rollicking good fun for all! BACK IN THE SADDLE!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
Back In The Saddle is an extremely talented and accomplished group of musicians. They have all played a wide variety of musical genres, including: Jazz, Folk, Rock, Bluegrass, Western, etc. The band takes their common love of the great songs of the Western Music songbook to form a new type of band, with a wide repertoire of entertaining songs. Their performances are energetic and loved by people of all ages! They thoroughly engage the audience with humor, hijinks and fun. Audience members are encouraged to sing along on songs that they know. Everyone leaves the show with a smile on their faces.
BACK IN THE SADDLE is an all-star Western Music band! This exciting group was formed by Berné ‘Frenchy’ Poliakoff and L.A. ‘Durn’ Tuten, both from Cowboy Envy. Cowboy Envy was a very well loved and critically acclaimed Western band that toured extensively, won numerous music awards and was featured on the Putumayo Records compilation, “Cowboy Playground.”
Berne, ‘Frenchy’, is an accomplished singer/songwriter/performer who is comfortable with a wide range of musical genres from Jazz to Folk to Country. She has composed many of the songs that make up the band’s repertoire. Her onstage comedy stylings are famous. LA ‘Durn’ Tuten is THE bass player in Georgia and can play superbly in any genre. He’s also a fine singer.
BACK IN THE SADDLE features new members including Grammy nominated Jazz singer extraordinaire, ‘Gallopin’ Gwen Hughes. Gwen brings stellar vocal and performance skills to the band. Along with Berne’ and LA she helps to form the “core” of the band.
Joining them is Guitarist ‘Maverick’ Micah Cadwell, who has played with many groups including Cigar Store Indians and even member of NRBQ! Matthew ‘Kickin’ Kaminski is our fabulous accordion player who also plays organ for the Atlanta Braves! Our outstanding fiddle player, ‘Tijuana’ Tim Higgins, always amazes audiences with his incredible fiddle “chops”. ‘Ramblin’ Rick Hinkle, who is master of all things stringed and a veteran of the Atlanta music scene, plays with Back In The Saddle occasionally and engineered their live CD “Born To Be Branded”.
BACK IN THE SADDLE’s repertoire covers a wide range of musical styles: traditional Cowboy songs; Western Music classics from 1920’s to 1950’s; Western Swing favorites; television and movie Cowboy songs from the 1950’s and 1960’s. “Frenchy” has contributed many original songs that are always audience favorites. The band is always on the search for great songs from this rich American musical genre, including writing them themselves.
Great tunes! Beautiful harmonies! Rollicking good fun for all! BACK IN THE SADDLE!
Additional Booking Notes
Back In The Saddle's technical requirements are modest. They play primarily acoustic instrument and require only minimal staging. More info can be found in their stage plot.
Past Booked Events
|August 25, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Hart Theater Fundraiser / Waynesville, NC|
|May 12, 2018 • 2:45pm - 3:30pm||Tucker Day as Swingin' Saddle Cats|
|April 28, 2018 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Inman Park Festival as Swingin' Saddle Cats|
|March 31, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Back In The Saddle at Kavarna/ Swingin Saddle Cats|
|October 08, 2017 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Back In The Saddle at Iowa Theater|
|October 07, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Back In The Saddle at Warren Cultural Center|
|October 06, 2017 • 9:45pm - 10:45pm||Back In The Saddle at Rural Roots Music Gathering|
|September 26, 2017–September 27, 2017 • 9:00pm - 11:00pm||Showcase at South Arts Conference in Atlanta|
|September 15, 2017–September 17, 2017 • 5:00pm - 5:00pm||Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion|
|September 12, 2017–September 15, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Americanafest|
|August 25, 2017 • 8:00pm - 11:30pm||Back In The Saddle / Tray Dahl at Vista Room|
|August 25, 2017–August 27, 2017 • 12:00pm - 5:00pm||CD Baby DIY Conference|
|August 20, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm||Back In The Saddle at Crimson Moon Dahlonega, GA|
|July 02, 2017 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||Back In The Saddle at Eddie's Attic in Decatur, GA|
BACK IN THE SADDLE
SIOUX CITY SUE
GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY
PIGTAILS AND PONIES
VAYA CON DIOS
I'M AN OLD COWHAND
BORN TO BE BRANDED
TAKE ME BACK TO TULSA
ROSE OF SAN ANTONE
OH, LADY BE GOOD
I WANNA BE A COWBOY’S SWEETHEART
DON’T FENCE ME IN
COOL COOL WATER
TILL MY WILD BLUE YONDER’S NO LONGER BLUE
WHOOPIE TI YI YO, GET ALONG LITTLE DOGIES
Influences & Inspiration
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, Riders In The Sky, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Sons Of The Pioneers, Patsy Montana, Sheb Wooley, Asleep At The Wheel, Sons Of The San Joaquin, Cowboy Envy, Kitty Wells, Ernest Tubb, "Tennessee" Ernie Ford, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer and the list goes on and on and on.
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