A beautiful summer day, warm but bearable and downright enjoyable with the Caddo Cowboys on stage. The Caddo Cowboys are led by Hayden Powell, the young talented country singer that grew up down there around Liberty Road. Hayden is still in High School but he’s way beyond school in voice and talent. His band is made up of several of our older friends and a couple of Hayden’s younger friends.
Anthony Lewis on the pedal steel gives the band that real country sound. Jake Powell, Hayden’s uncle and a fine singer in his own rite, does some vocal duty and harmonies and helps drive the rhythm on drums. Joe Carmack, the complete bass player, is the perfect complement to Jake. Robert Tollett on rhythm guitar and vocals has been with Hayden since the beginning. Devon Deaton, one of the original Cowboys, adds that acoustic touch and another layer of rhythm that fits right in on every country tune. “Dart” Travis Stapp adds banjo and dobro to this great mix.
The Caddo Cowboys fame is starting to reach far and wide, with gigs all over Southwest Arkansas and Oklahoma. Hayden has already visited Nashville, and some of his tunes are becoming popular everywhere they’re heard. Hayden obliged us by playing one of our raffle prizes, a Fender Squire Telecaster, and he liked it enough to buy some chances to win it at our Sweet Sixteen Celebration on September 30th.
Our crowd for The Caddo Cowboys was especially pleased with the band’s performance, and most stayed all evening, enjoying the best of country from this great local band. We hope that they stay around here and that we’ll enjoy their music more often on The Front Porch Stage.
Big thanks to The Caddo Cowboys, and big thanks to everyone who came out for our show.