And a BIG Howdy-Do, bon jour to all of you out there in cowboy-land.

From Arizona to Alaska... from New York City to the Suwanee River...Cowboy Envy is doing its part to keep western music from being lost in the shuffle. Their work has garnered much praise and multiple awards, including the Best Harmony award from the Western Music Association (twice). Their vocals have been described as "heavenly... with harmonies to die for" (Atlanta Journal Constitution).

High Praise for Cowboy Envy from Ranger Doug:

"It is an act of art to balance irony, pure silliness, and contemporary sensibility with deep love and obvious respect for tradition. For several years now Cowboy Envy has achieved this magic balance beautifully, adding showmanship, musicianship, and superb original music to this mix as well. They are the freshest thing going in Western music today."

Ranger Doug, Riders In The Sky

Who We Are
Joining long-time members Frenchy and Buffalo K are bassist/vocalist extraordinaire, L. A. "Durn" Tuten and fiddle-and-mandolin master "Tijuana" Tim Higgins. Cowboy Envy is alive, kicking and ridin' high again! The members of Cowboy Envy are:
  • Buffalo K (Kathleen Hatfield) on vocals and guitar;
  • Frenchy (Berné Poliakoff) on vocals, whip cracks, dinner bell, train whistle and stampedes; and
  • Durn (L.A. Tuten) on vocals and bass.
  • Tijuana Tim (Tim Higgins) on fiddle and mandolin.

Where We've Been
Cowboy Envy has appeared at The Spoleto Festival, Detroit Arts Festival, Music Midtown and twice at the Kennedy Center. They have toured with The Indigo Girls and performed with numerous acts including Riders in the Sky, Shelby Lynn, Confederate Railroad and Sweethearts of the Rodeo.


Cowboy Envy is honored to be included by the Putamayo World Music label on one of their latest CD compilations, COWBOY PLAYGROUND! This fabulous recording also includes Peter Rowan and Don Edwards, Riders in the Sky, Ian Tyson, Dave Stamey, and many other well known musicians. The Cowboy Envyy contribution of "Happy Trails" features the original Cowboy Envy trio with DeDe Vogt (Too Short), Berné Poliakoff (Frenchy), and Kathleen Hatfield (Buffalo K). It is distributed on the Putamayo Kids label in over 80 countries.

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Catch us Live!

Always in full cowperson regalia, Cowboy Envy is at its best in live performance. The humor is unbridled, the tales are spirited and it's always fun. But you'll get the idea if you listen to their CDs, "Real Cowboy Girl" or "Wagons Ho". Who else has a cowboy tribute to Tony Bennett?

Leave your troubles at home!
Find out when and where these saddle pals are playing, and sway to their pure, tight harmonies as they serenade you with ditties of the old West!

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Western Music Festival:
Best Harmony Band

Atlanta Magazine:
Best Theme Band
Best Nostalgia Band

Creative Loafing:
Critics' Choice For
Best Roots/Folk Band

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