The Drifting Cowboys- Playing The Music of Hank Williams

The Band

David Landon

guitar and vocals

 The Drifting Cowboys is the brainchild of singer/ guitarist David Landon who credit’s Hank Williams as one of the all time great song writers. “ How can you not love his tunes? They are all so memorable, catchy and relatable. I love singing and playing these tunes and never get tired of them, and getting to play with such a fine group of musicians as the Drifting Cowboys is a real treat!” 

David Phillips

Pedal Steel guitar

A modern innovator on the pedal steel guitar, bringing the expressive and difficult instrument into many other styles of music other than the weepy country & western or honky tonk music it is usually associated with. A Georgia native who started his music career as a lead guitarist, David Phillips eventually relocated to the Bay Area, where he has collaborated with such diverse bandleaders as Frank Black, Tom Waits, Charlie Hunter, and John Wesley Harding.

Candy Girard


Candy Girard started fiddling in her teens, playing bluegrass and swing in her 20s, and went on to have many great musical experiences. She has toured with Shirley Bassey, Johnny Lee, and country music icon Hank Thompson. She also toured and played in Circus Flora with the Flying Walenda.Candy has received the honor of fiddle player of the year for both Los Angeles and California from the California Country Music Association, and has been inducted into Western Swing Hall of Fame as well as the South Australia Country Music Hall of Fame.


Joe Kyle Jr.


Joe Kyle Jr. cut his musical teeth in the early 1990s in San Francisco, when entry-level gigs were plentiful and taxicabs were large enough to accommodate a double bass.  His musical education began in the trenches and the barrooms and dance halls of the Greater Bay Area, and continues to this day.

​ Joe has become an in-demand performer and session player known throughout the land for his superb feel, musical agility, adaptability and propensity for slap bass and tragicomic asides.  He may be the only bassist to have played with pianists Martin Denny, Al Kooper, AND Pinetop Perkins, although not with all on the same session, sadly.