Tiki Cowboysis the Tropical Rock music project of Eric 'Baron' Behrenfeld. The Tiki Cowboys are based out of Chicago, Illinois.
Musical influences range from country icons like Hank Williams and Johnny Cash along with rock-country artists Neil Young and Cowboy Junkies. The island-country sounds of Jimmy Buffet and Kenny Chesney are very inspirational. And, drawing from the classic R&B sounds of Harry Belefonte, and Otis Redding must also be mentioned here for sure! Exotica music by Arthur Lyman, and Martin Denny as well as the Tikiyaki Orchestra and Hawaiian music by Don Ho, IZ and IMUA are favorites. Bongo music by Preston Epps and "Jah-waiian" reggae/island music and spaghetti western movie soundtracks are a HUGE influence as well without saying. And so are the Spy-Jazz-Secret-Agent tunes too. Not to forget, blues legends like Howlin' Wolf, MuddyWaters and Buddy Guy are also influencial artists. Part of the musical "spice" includes a pinch of Carlos Santana latin rock, a dash of the jam-trance vibe of the Grateful Dead, with a splatter of Pink Floyd and Ventures surf rock for good measure too!
Our latest CD is called Island Dreams, and is available on Compact Disk or by digital download. Thank you for visiting our web page and checking out our music! Aloha!