Urbi et Orbi...
THE SACRED COWBOYS
have once again delivered us from those evil winter doldrums, lifted our spirits,
and awakened the- thing-that- is-groove, in all those that were blessed to witness the glory that was
Saturday night, March 2nd, 2013,
at the Church of  the Brothers of the Eternal Groove, The MERMAID INN in Chestnut Hill
7673 Winston Rd., at the corner of Mermaid Lane & Germantown Ave., Phila, Pa   themermaidinn.net

It was a night to remember indeed! I hope someone had the foresight to document it for posterity!

- Diane 3/5/13
P.S. Thanks Jimmy, for shakin' it with me!!
September 21, 2011
Always Learning...
     I have been, what you might call, a pretty dedicated fan of this band for... definitely the last couple of years, but I initially started making the trip up to see them, maybe in the mid-to-late nineties?? Possibly???

     Anyway... I know and love their originals. From Ned's hilarious storytelling style in "Waitress", to Jerry's "Get That Swing", with that great groove in it, to Michael's sweet songs of  love and pain, like "Don't You Love Her", and the madness of "Mystery"!  Such great stuff! All of it!

      That's what comes across to me. And that's what makes it such an enjoyable experience!

    Oh, and the groove!! Did I mention the groove?? Yeah... That too!!!

     Wait... I think I got off-track here! What I wanted to get at was that I am always learning something new when I take this journey to the Mermaid. Musically speaking, that is. I am a child of the 70's. I cut my teeth on the soon-to-be-split Beatles... Then was inundated with 70's pop... Endured, (and eventually learned to appreciate), Disco, which opened me up to funk.... and came of age during the beginning of  Punk and New Wave!

    So, music that came before this... Well, there's SO MUCH! It's somewhat overwhelming! But I slowly, have been making discoveries, thanks in part, to the influence the The Cowboyz!

(GOD, THIS IS LONG STORY!!!!)

     Anyway... I have heard this particular song played by the Sacred Cowboys many times. It wasn't until today that I made this connection.

     Thank you! Another wrinkle in my grey matter! I love it!! - Diane


NEXT SHOW... SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2011!!!


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September 11, 2011
"How high's the water, mama???"
Overflowing rivers and washed out roadways couldn't keep me from enjoying my favorite fun-loving band!!! That's right,
THE SACRED COWBOYS returned to THE MERMAID INN, in Chestnut Hill, Phila., Pa., on Fri. & Sat, 9/9 & 9/10/11!!!
The heat generated on that dance floor was hot enough to to singe the bristles off a hog’s back!! But the temperature of the room was no match for the heat the Cowboyz were puttin'  out!!!You just couldn't help yourself! With the groove that was coming out of these guys... dancing just had to be done!
BONUS!!!  An impromptu performance was given after Sat. night's show, for those of us who stuck around and still had our dancin' pants on!!!

Thanks for the joy fellas!!!

NEXT SHOW... SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2011

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September 6, 2011
WHERE DID THE SUMMER GO???
One day we're livin' it up, havin' fun in the sun, a-whoopin' and a-hollerin',
and next thing you know, IT'S LABOR DAY!!! What just happened here?!?!?!!!!
BUT WAIT!!!!  NO WORRIES!!!!
We get to wind down the summer season with my favorite good-time guys...
THE SACRED COWBOYS!!!
COMING THIS FRIDAY & SATURDAY, SEPT. 9 & 10, 2011
to THE MERMAID INN!!! Located in Chestnut Hill, Phila., Pa.
So don't put away your shorts just yet, because when these guys get cookin',
the room heats up hotter than a stolen tamale!!
So come on out, bring a truckload of friends, and experience a night of
GREAT MUSIC, GOOD TIMES AND GREAT FUN!!!

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August 27, 2011
Had enough of Irene and Hurricane Preparedness???
I certainly have! So that's why instead I'm preparing myself for...
THE SACRED COWBOYS!!!
COMING, I'M TOLD, TO THE LEGENDARY MERMAID INN!!!
Located in Chestnut Hill, Phila., Pa.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH & 10TH, 2011, starting at 9pm.
Don't let a natural disaster, or an act of God keep you from
dancing your groove thing off! Get out from under that mattress,
and un-tether yourself from that plumbing main!
Come out for a good time, and some GREAT MUSIC, and shake off all those worries!!
Guaranteed to bust your bad-weather blues!

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August 17, 2011
Looking for a good time????
Whoa!! Hold on there cowboy!
Speaking of Cowboys... Wake up from those lazy, hazy summer daze, and come check out
THE SACRED COWBOYS!!! LIVE... AND ROCKING THE LEGENDARY MERMAID INN!!! Located in Chestnut Hill, Phila., Pa. FRIDAY & SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH & 10TH, 2011, starting at 9pm. But get there early, because dancing room fills up fast!!
Take my word for it... This is a GREAT TIME!


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August 1, 2011
Well, here it is... August! What does that mean, you ask? That means we are just about one month away from Gettin' That Swing again with my favorite musical guys, The Sacred Cowboys! As if it's not hot enough, I am sooo looking forward to dancing up a froth at the super cozy Mermaid Inn!! Hearing some GREAT MUSIC, and havin' some GREAT FUN!! I hope I make it 'til then!!
NEXT SHOWS... SEPT. 9 & 10, 2011!!!  Be there! I will! Bring friends!
The more, the sweatier!!! (in a good way though!)

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June 19, 2011

"Ferry Cross the Mersey"
Gerry and the Pacemakers
Click "PLAY" button!
Click "PLAY" button!
On June 12, 2011,
Carl Gardner
the sole remaining member of the "classic" Coasters, left us.
His voice can be heard singing lead in
"SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE", "THREE COOL CATS" and
"YOUNG BLOOD",which was the B Side of their #1 Hit, "SEARCHIN'".
"Three Cool Cats"
(unreleased alternate arrangement)
The Coasters
Thank you to Michael Bailey,
for passing this on to me!
LINKS:
New York Times Obituary
Youtube video:
"What Is the Secret of Your Success
"
Bluebeat.com
last.fm
lyricsfreak.com
"Searchin'"
performed by The Sacred Cowboys
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June 1, 2011
UPDATE: The 4th Annual Zannie-Do Fest, held Sat., 5/28/11, raised $1400 for The Jazz Bridge Project!! Although I was unable to make this event myself, I've been told
it was a good night, fueled by great music,
and populated with a lot of generous, music-loving people!
Cheers to all who participated!!

NEXT SHOWS... SEPT. 9 & 10, 2011!!!  Be there! I will! Bring friends!
The more, the sweatier!!! (in a good way though!)
“If you wish to experience peace,

provide peace for another.”

- The Dalai Lama
"Get That Swing"
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January 10, 2010

If you would like to experience an evening of downright sweet, rockin' and reelin' good-time  music...
lowdown  fun... and unbridled JOY... Bring a boatload of good friends and come see...
THE SACRED COWBOYS AT THE MERMAID INN in Chestnut Hill, Pa.
NEXT SHOWS: APRIL 29 & 30, 2011!!!

Check out themermaidinn.net

pics courtesy of heather... via chris.
Background pics stumbled upon at
http://marx-ayres.com/festpics/festivals/sacredcowboys2003/index.shtml

Fan Page Blog Archives
This song is..."Get That Swing"
By the...
Sacred Cowboys

These images are something that was in my head that I had to get out.
(Sometimes I just have to do that.)
- Diane 10/4/11


NEXT SHOW...
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2011!!!
(Just ONE night this time!
The level of my excitability will be highly concentrated!)
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10/14/11

Here's another sweet cover the Cowboyz do
that causes uncontrollable body movement in me!

The spell continues!!

8 MORE DAYS!!!




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"Ya Ya"
Lee Dorsey
NEXT SHOW...
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2011!!!
(Just ONE night this time!
The level of my excitability will be highly concentrated!)

10/19/11
NEXT SHOW: THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2011!!!

3 MORE DAYS!!!
ARE YOU KIDDIN' ME ?!?!!?!?!

MY EXCITABILITY LEVEL IS R
ISING....

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"Green Onions"
Booker T. & the MG's
10/21/11
Feed the Cat?  CHECK !
Kids tucked in?  CHECK !
Dancin' shoes polished?  CHECK !
Gas in the car?  CHECK !

I'M READY !!!

NEXT SHOW... TOMORROW NIGHT!!!  10/22/11 !!!
At the fabulous MERMAID INN in Chestnut Hill, Phila., Pa.

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"Don't You Just Know It"
Huey "Piano" Smith
10/24/11
WHADDA SHOW!!! (Sat., 10/22/11)
Once again the Cowboyz worked that sweet groove like only they can!
Mixing things up a bit, and throwing in something a little different here and there,
to make it even more tingly!!!
The crowd was buzzin' too! Lots of conversation! Lots of dancing! (More Joy!)
There was definitely something... an added... something.
Can't find the words right now. Maybe it'll hit me later!
Can't wait 'til the next one!

P.S. To the Cowboyz: Thanks for the shout-outs for this site,
which I do with nothing but love and admiration in my heart.
Okay, so maybe there's another reason....
I'M ADDICTED TO FUN & JOY!!!
... And you guys know how to deliver it!

NEXT SHOWS...
SAT. & SUN., 11/25 & 11/26, 2011 !!!
At the
ONE-OF-A-KIND MERMAID INN, Chestnut Hill, Phila., Pa.
Three Dog Night's version of
"Mama Told Me (Not to Come)"
Written by Randy Newman


(I had a hard time listening to my mama too!)
11/14/11
10 DAYS 'TIL THANKSGIVING!!!
But even a vegetarian knows
that the best thing about the upcoming holiday is not the turkey!!!
It's all the delicious sides!
Like... the creamy mashed potatoes...
the perfectly seasoned stuffing...
The delectable, fresh veggies...
and the sweet and spicy pumpkin pie!!
But, of all of these scrumptious offerings,
the best dish of all comes the day after!!!
And it's the downright, yummy, sweet sounds of
THE SACRED COWBOYS!!!
YES, IT'S TRUE!!! THEY ARE COMIN' BACK FOR 2 NIGHTS!!!
So you can melt off all of Thursday's over indulgences by
shimmying & shakin' your funky stuff... Friday & Saturday, 11/25 & 11/26, at the
SUPER YUMMY MERMAID INN, Chestnut Hill, Phila., Pa.
BE THERE!!! OH, YOU KNOW I WILL!!!

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"Talkin' To My Room"
The Sacred Cowboys
11/20/11
You Never Can Tell...
...what's going to happen when you step in to the Mermaid Inn
on a Thanksgiving weekend!
Everyone's coming off their Tryptophan buzz, and they're ready to shake it up!

You may meet up with friends, and friends of friends,
or you may happen upon new acquaintances!
Whether you come with  a bunch, or come all by your little self,
if you let go... you'll have a blast!

So get your overstuffed self off the couch, step out, and step in...
to the
MERMAID INN, Chestnut Hill, Phila., Pa.,
and check out for yourself the wild joy of the
SACRED COWBOYS!!! Fri. & Sat., 11/25 & 26, 2011.
Then maybe all the raving I do on this blog will make sense!
SEE YOU THERE!!!

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"You Never Can Tell"
Chuck Berry
WHAT AN INCREDIBLE WEEKEND!!!
Although I spent Friday and Saturday working, (Ugh!)
I spent Frinight and Saturnight...
GETTIN DOWN TO THE  SWEET SOUNDS OF THE
SACRED COWBOYS!!!
Walked into the historic and beautiful MERMAID INN,
and immediately felt the incredibly delicious vibe of all the good things to come! The beginning of the first set may have been spent feelin' things out... But once that feeling was hit.... Wildly sweet things began to happen!!! People moved in to that precious, little space that is the dance floor,  and began to let it go!!!
AND THAT WAS JUST FRIDAY NIGHT!!!
Saturday night just piled itself on top of  Friday's great music, and  that sweet vibe, like cherries on a cheesecake!

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone,
but I just have to add one more thing to the list of things I am grateful for...
And that is this sweet gem of a band that can bring me so much
PURE JOY!!!

NEXT ADVENTURE... NEW YEAR'S EVE!!!



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"I Hear You Knocking"
Dave Edmunds
11/28/11
Bartender

On the evening of last Friday
The barmaid called me "Hon"
I guess my night had changed then
That the good times had begun.

I stepped into the Mermaid
The libation came real fast
Lemon wedge and soda
(and vodka)
Okay... so I had to ask.

She looked Joe Blow in the eyeball
And spouted the beer menu off
"Lager" or "Ale"
(what's your poison?)
She turned her head to cough (Really. She did!)

.... and that's it! That's all I can muster!

This is a "Combination Shout Out" to, not only those who keep the juices flowin',
but to the one who wrote the real song that you are listening to!

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"Waitress"
Sacred Cowboys
11/28/11
Grab a partner & shake it!
"Talkin' To My Room"
Sacred Cowboys
Storin' it up
Well... Sadly New Year's with The Cowboyz just wasn't meant to be.
It would've been an amazingly good time, I'm sure!
But that's okay. We'll just store up all our energy and excitement
to let loose at their next show!
Absence makes the heart grow fonder, right?
Hell yeah, I'm right!
So once I survive the upcoming holidaze, with all its madness,
I think I'll concentrate on doing some
heavy at-home, and in-car listening
to all that great music of theirs,
and others' music they introduced me to,
so when the next one comes around,
I'll be all psyched up and rarin' to go!
I love this band!!  Does it show??
See you at the next one!
Hold on and Hang tight!
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Hangin' Tight 'til the Next One!

Hoping everyone survived New Year's okay!
Here's a song covered by the Cowboyz that may have summed up your night.
(I'm not sayin'... I'm just sayin'!)
Anyway, it always gets everyone out on the floor, and sometimes dancin' out the door,
and into the street!!
Makes me grin just thinkin' about it!

NEXT SHOWS ??????
SOON, I HOPE!!!
"Drunk and Disorderly"
Mighty Sparrow
mightysparrow.com
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See! Good things DO come to those who wait!!

A new year... A new look!
With their new 2012 dates being announced,
and with the incredibly gorgeous new band portrait that you see above, which was just recently released to me,
I just had to try and match all this excitement with a new look
to my Cowboyz Fan Page!! Not too bad, is it?

There are links at the top right to go to separate pages
for song listening and to read some reviews.
I'm hoping to add more pages in the future that relate to my favorite band! Possibly a page with songs by other bands that the Cowboyz cover in their shows, and other music that they've turned me on to.
We'll see!

In the meantime, I'm getting psyched about the next show:
Sat., March 3rd!!! So limber up your groove thing! THEY'RE BACK!!!
"Do That Thing"
HERE THEY COME OOOO EEEE!!!

Can you believe it?!? It's finally here! 
Just FIVE NIGHTS from now, all my things that are prone to shakin' will be doing just that, when...
THE SACRED COWBOYS RETURN!!!
To the Legendary Mermaid Inn, in Chestnut Hill, Pa!!!
Too many months have passed! It's hard enough during
the summer hiatus! But gettin' through the dead of winter???
I count on my favorite groove-inducing, joy-spreading,  smile-inspiring band to carry me through
those harsh months 'til spring!!
It's been a tough past few months, I know... but as they say, you just gotta get back on the horse and ride!
Always forward! Always, always forward. That is the way!
SEE YOU AT THE MAID!!!
"Here She Come"
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ROAD TRIP!  1 DAY!!!
Caught on film...
In Recovery!!

Spent the last several days in Fast-Forward-Life Mode!!
All kinds of  things going on...
Work: Crazy. Check. Family: Needing me. Check.
House: In desperate need of attention. Check!! (But that's a given!)
Don't get me wrong! I am definitely NOT complaining!
I look to the alternative and say... Thank you higher power!!
But somehow I managed to get through all of this
while still recovering from experiencing....
THE SACRED COWBOYS
...who, once again, delivered their magic on Saturday night, 3/3/12!
I have been Re-Fueled... Energized... BOOTED UP(!!!)
by taking that relatively brief journey, (though some would say otherwise),
up to the lovely Mermaid in Chestnut Hill, Pa.

My faith in all things groove-inducing and delicious has been restored!!!
My mind is clear, and my soul is electrified!!!
Thank you David, Jerry, Jimmy, John, Michael and Ned.

"JOY"... You all bring it!

Jimmy and Ned Ned, Jerry's hand, David and Michael Go, Jimmy, Go-oh!! Jimmy, Ned, David and Michael Ned, David and Michael Jimmy, Ned, David and Michael Michael and John Jerry's knee, David, Michael and John
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Mermaid Inn
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Open up your head and say Ahhhhh...

Besides all their incredible original music,
THE SACRED COWBOYS
also play a varied, delicious mix of covers that always get the house hummin'!
Some of these songs I knew and loved before I started coming up to hear them at the gem of pub,
The
Mermaid Inn, Chestnut Hill, Pa.
Others, however, I experienced for the the first time,  thanks to these guys!
Much gratitude, fellas, for pouring this music into my brain!

Check out the newly updated "Related Music" link to have a listen!
"Cantaloupe Island"
Herbie Hancock
The Sacred Cowboys follow the ancient wisdom that says:"If you breathe deep and shake that thing, reality will be a better place!"
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"Ya Ya"
Lee Dorsey
"Mayday! Mayday! It's a Lowdown Hoedown!!!"

Well, specifically the May Day is May 12th, and the lowdown-ness of the aforementioned hoedown-ness is caused entirely by the l
egendary
THE SACRED COWBOYS
taking the stage of the intriguingly enchanting
MERMAID INN
7673 Winston Rd., at the corner of Mermaid Lane & Germantown Ave., Phila, Pa

This will be the last dose of The Boyz until September!! It'll have to last us through summer!!
(Oy! I'm trying not to think too much about that!)

So here's the Re-Cap: SACRED COWBOYS... MERMAID INN... MAY 12, 2012... 9:30PM
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Better Late Than Never!

Sometimes "the best laid plans of mice and men...." well, you know the rest!
It's not like me to be late for a date, especially when that date is with my favorite sweeties...

THE SACRED COWBOYS!!!
I missed the first set, due to unforeseen occurrences, (a.k.a. Life!),
and that damned Expressway traffic!! (Breathe, Diane, breathe!)
Okay... Forget excuses! 
Even half a night with these guys is enough to  send my groovometer into the red zone!!

Food for thought... Summer tour.... at the Jersey shore... I'd be there every night!

I love you guys!!! See you in September!!
- Diane!
NOW PLAYING...
"Mystery"
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY
TO THE LOVELY LADY
MISS SCARLET!!
"Don't You Love Her"
Click book image
to order on Amazon!
Praise the Lord and Pass the Chitlins!

THEY ARE BACK!!!
That's right... THE SACRED COWBOYS
will be performing live for your listening and viewing pleasure, at that legendary gem...
THE MERMAID INN
7673 Winston Rd., at the corner of Mermaid Lane & Germantown Ave., Phila, Pa  themermaidinn.net
Friday & Saturday, September 21 & 22 !!! Two sets: 9:30 & 11pm

And while you're there, taking in the sweet groove and good-time atmosphere...
Ask  Michael N. at the door where you can pick up a copy of
"City of Brotherly Love"
a collection of short stories by NED BACHUS
(Cowboyz Singer, Songwriter & Percussionist)

(or better still, be there for the book signing night, Wed. 9/19, 7pm.)
So looking forward to the next show! Let the good times roll !!!

- Diane 9/6/12
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"If you ain't been to heaven then you ain't been there!"

"Where?" you ask...
At a 
SACRED COWBOYS night
at
THE MERMAID INN of course!!
7673 Winston Rd., at the corner of Mermaid Lane & Germantown Ave., Phila, Pa   themermaidinn.net

Back after a long, hot summer, the Cowboyz rocked the house, Friday & Saturday, Sept. 21 & 22, 2012!!!
I was only able to make Saturday's show, but it was just enough to satisfy the craving I've had since May!!

I wasn't sure my dancin' shoes were in good form after such a long time in the closet.
But thanks to Jimmy, I was able to dance the dust off 'em!! (You're a sweetie Jimmy! Thanks for the dance!)

And thank you Ned for signing your books  for the Wilson Sisters, Chris & Jen. They couldn't make it this time, but say they are ready for Thanksgiving Weekend!

See you all then!!!  - Diane 9/23/12
"New Orleans"
Gary U.S. Bonds
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So You Think
You Can Dance?
HAVE YOU
SEEN THIS MAN???
It's that time of year again!

Time to talk turkey, and shake your giblets to the rhythm of
THE SACRED COWBOYS!!!!!

Work off all that holiday overindulgence by trottin' your turkey butt over to
THE MERMAID INN in Chestnut Hill
7673 Winston Rd., at the corner of Mermaid Lane & Germantown Ave., Phila, Pa
themermaidinn.net


The boyz will be doing 2 shows on Friday & Saturday, November 23 & 24, 2012, Two sets: 9:30 & 11:00 pm

So put down that leftover drumstick and come on out and shake some tail feather!!

It'll be one more thing to be thankful for!

Oh... and as an added bonus, rumor has it that John will be doing some tickling! Don't want to miss that!!

See you all then!!! - Diane 11/13/12
NOW PLAYING...
"Green Onions"
Booker T and the MG's
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Eat the Bird!!!
"Appointment"
Sacred Cowboys
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