BY ADAM LEECH / Colorado Springs Independent
I’d like to welcome a new group to the SoCO musical family, the Cowboy Dave Band. Recently relocated to the Springs, Cowboy Dave Wilson will make his inaugural local appearance this Friday, Aug. 13 at the Crystola Roadhouse. The group belts out a clean and crisp brand of upbeat and danceable, rockabilly-soaked western swing.

Already known along the Texas-Nebraska corridor (and parts of Nashville!) as the frontman for FortyTwenty, Wilson has cut an impressive six-song EP (featuring Col. J.D. Wilkes, of the Legendary Shack Shakers, playing the villain in the “Cowboy Dave Theme Song”) with his freshly minted band. There will be plenty more in the future on these guys, for certain — Wilson’s opened for living legends such as David Allan Coe and Junior Brown — but until then, give ’em a listen at