Cowboy Dave Gilman

“Cowboy Dave” Gilman grew up in the wide, open spaces of greater Los Angeles, happily riding the vast freeways of his native land.  He has a varied musical history, playing classical, jazz, pop, rock, country, blues, and klezmer in addition to western music.  He plays reeds and strings, plus sings a bit and writes arrangements.  Dave was first introduced to western music and the cowboy ideal by his father, who had grown up on western movies and serials.  Some years down the road, Dave heard recordings of the Sons of the Pioneers.  From then on, he was hooked on cowboy music. 

Dave believes the cowboy ideal is something we can all relate to: a strong, hard-working man who does right by his neighbors, especially now, with heroes in short supply.

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