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THE PSYCHEDELIC COWBOYS - Established in 1997, The Psychedelic Cowboys were an initial “spark” in the resurgence of the West Coast Americana music scene. Founding member and songwriter John Harlan formed the band on the concept of “weaving together a blend of folk, country, jug band and psychedelic music” in a way that would sound unique yet tip a hat to noteworthy sixties influences such as The Byrds, Kaliedescope, and Hearts and Flowers. In 1999 the group delivered their debut record entitled, “Tragic Songs and Hop-A-Longs”. The “Tragic” record was met with high critical acclaim from publications such as Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Daily News. For the next few years the group would perform at numerous venues in Los Angeles and throughout the West Coast. After two final performances in Virginia City, Nevada in April 2002, the group took a five year hiatus to deal with parental matters and to record what would be the long awaited follow up to the “Tragic” record. In 2007, the group’s critically acclaimed CD entitled, “Jangle Waltz an observation by The Psychedelic Cowboys” was released on the German label Taxim and is currently being distributed worldwide.