ABOUT
  1. ABOUT US a very brief history
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    We've been playing music together since day one, we're just not exactly sure when that day one was. Tyler-James Kelly, born and raised in Rhode Island, first picked up a guitar at age 4 and hasn't put it down since. His first song that he learned on the guitar was the theme to Jaws. By age 10 he was learning to play Jimi Hendrix licks and discovered Lynrd Skynyrd & KISS. His love of blues stemmed from his discovery of Robert Johnson. Tyler is always playing along, practicing to such a wide variety of music. One day it'll be Buddy Guy. The next Waylon Jennings. His extensive record collection is on a random rotation from just about any genre. You never know what you're going to hear when you walk by our house on the West Side of Providence. Jess Powers, born and raised in Missouri, traveled up to Rhode Island in 2001 from Fort Worth Texas, She has been singing for as long as she can remember. Jess was the unofficial wedding singer for countless family weddings during her teenage years. When she was very young she wanted hair as long as Crystal Gayle's and a voice to match. Jess has always loved Linda Ronstadt and has admired her ability to sing any genre and make every song uniquely her own (she is constantly hunt for a Stone Ponies record by the way) and no one can beat that voice! In the Fall of 2012, Tyler-James claims he's not even sure what year it is now, they started playing together. What started out as just singing at home has become a full fledged set and as of Spring 2016 is now available on CD with their first album, Take Me to Town.
  2. ABOUT THE BAND
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    Cowboy & Lady is an original duo project featuring Tyler-James Kelly of The Silks and his partner, Jess Powers. This collaboration was inspired by their shared love of Country & Western music. Among their original works they regularly sprinkle in classics from Waylon Jennings, John Prine, Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, and many others. Cowboy & Lady are recognized for their lively sets and beautiful vocal arrangements and harmonies. Tyler-James is a talented and accomplished guitar player with lightning-fast finger picking abilities, and Jess Powers is a well-known songstress in the New England music scene. Cowboy & Lady have been receiving high-praises and recognition for their debut single “Fool with a Song” by various media outlets such as Red Line Roots and No Depression. Their debut album, Take Me To Town, features some of music’s heavy-weights like Brooks Milgate, Duncan Arsenault, and Jeremy Moses Curtis (of Curtis Mayflower and Jeffery Foucault), and was self-released on April 23, 2016 Tyler-James Kelly: guitar, vocals, harmonica Jess Powers: vocals
  3. ABOUT OUR HOUSE CONCERTS
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    Jess and Tyler-James regularly host house concerts in their home in Providence, RI. They love to host guests in their home as well as play house concerts themselves! These intimate concerts include Cowboy & Lady as well as musicians from all over New England. Additionally, they’re fully capable of co-hosting a house concert at your house--and will bring all the gear, help you to book the band(s) and guide you through the process. Check out our facebook page events for the next scheduled show or contact us for more details in hosting a house concert!