October 23, 2013
Cowpuncher is a very well-loved Calgary roots-rock band. For years, they were known as a strongly country-and bluegrass-oriented seven-piece ensemble, but these days, the band is a lean, mean quintet that strays increasingly over toward the rock and roll side of things.
With the release of the band’s new album, Ghost Notes, on the near horizon, Lunch Box host Grant Stovel called up Cowpuncher frontman Matt Olah to talk about the new record, the band’s rock and roll adventures (and misadventures), and what Cowpuncher’s got planned for the next little while. Matt also pitched in to help CKUA get the word out about the Fall Fundraiser — and of course, they spun some music from the new record.
The official album release for Ghost Notes will take place November 22nd at the Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club in the band’s hometown of Calgary, with an Edmonton album launch set for November 23rd at the Pawn Shop.
Take a listen to Cowpuncher’s Matt Olah in a phone conversation with CKUA’s Grant Stovel, plus two tracks from Ghost Notes: Raised on Rock ‘n Roll and Wounded Wing: