Congo Cowboys was founded by Freshlyground musicians Simon Attwell (banjo), Julio Sigauque (bass), and Congolese lead singer Chris Bakalanga (guitar), as well as South African percussionist Unity Mzi.
The band is thrilled to be presenting music that combines the foot-stomping elements of Bluegrass and Country with Kwassa Kwassa African rhythms and Soukous guitar.
In a gritty investigation of Americana and old-timey ditties, the Congo meets the Deep South. Boys in boots' banjo and bluesybass lines. There's fire and hell, whisky and ribs, and murder in the woods...TOSEPELA, BOYA!