The Old Cowhands

Style: Western & Swing
Began performing: 1995
Stomping grounds :

Western & western swing with three part vocal harmonies! Some originals, some covers, all covers pre 1955. Covers include: Earnest Tubb, Hank Williams, Sr., Bob Wills, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, The Sons Of The Pioneers, The Sons Of The West, Wesley Tuttle, Tex Williams and the list goes on.

Band Members:

Bob Willard Henke: guitar & vocals
Bob comes from a background that includes being a founding member of the 1970's Phoenix-based Goose Creek Symphony. He later spent 7 years touring the world with Dr. Hook, only to return to Phoenix to join Glen Campbell's band, and spent another six years performing all over the world.

Ron Rutowski: fiddle & vocals.
He has worked with country, bluegrass, and jazz groups both in the Phoenix area and on the road. For the last thirteen years, Ron has been a member of the Phoenix based Jeff Dayton band which also worked as Glen Campbell's back-up band. Over the last eight years Ron has toured with Glen all over the United States and in England. A veteran of many Phoenix recording sessions, Ron recorded the solo fiddle line, that for one season was used as the theme music for the CBS sit-com, Evening Shade.

Buffalo Rick Galeener: bass & lead vocals
Arizona's unofficial tourist attraction, Buffalo Rick has served as Official Wild West Ambassador for both Phoenix & Scottsdale. In addition to 20 years as a road musician, he is an accomplished songwriter, winning an award from the state for his song "Arizona." He has also had a successful career as an actor, with work in several motion pictures, Television, radio and commercials. The Old Cowhands was conceived out of Buffalo Rick's association with several western TV & motion picture stars, and his love of the old west.

Band Address/Booking/Label Address:

The Old Cowhands / Buffalo Rick's Wild West, Inc./ Wild West Label
P.O. Box 255 Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Phone: 602-992-4578 Fax: 602-953-2010
E-Mail: [Buffalo Rick]
Web: Pending


Singin' An Old Cowboy Song Wild West 1995. Cassette only WW C1001
Back In The Saddle Wild West 1997. Cassette & CD WW C1002 & WW CD1001
A Tribute To Wesley Tuttle Wild West 1997 will be released by Concept Productions in November. (Guest appearances by Wesley & Marilyn Tuttle, Rusty Richards, Roy Rogers Jr., Al Casey, Rags Allen, and The Reinsmen)

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