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Howdy! set to perform David Bowie's iconic album "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars" June 11, 2010 at Connecticut Yankee in San Francisco. Check the shows page for more info!


[Howdy!'s] audiences are starting to build ... Their sound is a blend outlaw folk, country, bluegrass, the Dead, power pop, spoken word, and almost anything else they find lying around. They packed the house at the Connecticut Yankee on a rainy Saturday night and had everyone singing to their twang version of Tom Petty's "American Girl."-Jose Segue Hicks with Sticks website and DJ

Howdy! are fast becoming one of the hottest tickets in the North Bay. Their brand of music is fresh and unique. It's a combination of sorts; part traditional bluegrass, part jam-grass, part outlaw folk.

They are the redheaded stepchildren of the Dead, Willie Nelson, the Allman Brothers, Lynard Skynard, David Grisman, Bela Fleck, and Johnny Cash. Damn thatís a lot of daddies.

Howdy with a (!) were a big hit at last year's SF Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival. Expect big things from this amazing band.
-Shelby Ash, Shelby Ash Presents

April, '07
Review: "[Howdy!] get better every time we see them. Their sharp unique arrangements and strong song craft win them new friends whenever they play."    -Richard Rice (san francisco music promoter)

August, '05
Review: "If Bright Eyes's Conor Oberst were 20 years wiser and two states more southerly, Howdy! is the band he'd be fronting. Though hailing from the Bay Area, Howdy! plays a stunning folk-country style that's Deep South all through, dominated by glowing guitars, backwoods truths, and quivering, utterly sincere vocals."    -Editor of

June '05
Howdy! is written up in the "Telluride Watch" after their appearance at the 2005 Telluride Bluegrass Festival newspaper.  Read the article here!

Review: "This very talented group of musicians have an accomplished sound, and this particular song boasts creativity in writing, to go along with the highly polished instrumentation. This is shining, stellar work."   - Besonic

Review: "... an element of Violent Femmes mixed with some moonshine and roots, Appalachian bluegrass...say Howdy! to Howdy!"   - Telluride Watch

March 2005
Howdy featured live on the radio with in-studio performance 88.1 FM, KZSC Santa Cruz

Howdy!'s The Stranger featured on CBS's "Dr. Vegas" starring Rob Lowe! The song was featured on an episode called "All In" and aired on October 22nd, 2004.  Of course, none of us saw it, but if anyone out there is Rob Lowe head, and has a tape, please let us know!

Howdy! has recently been rated #1 on the Global Country/Folk charts for their song The Stranger, and has been rated #10 on the World Music chart for Sultan's Revenge on the Besonic music download site. 

In other exciting news:  In their first week of release, both Howdy!'s Sultan's Revenge and The Stranger, have collectively received over 500 downloads from!