The Beach Cowboys
photo by The Beach Cowboys
Coming from Santa Cruz, these Beach Cowboys bring you some classic rock and covers songs you love, just the way you like it. Come and dance the night away.
Sammy Roye and Jack Hanson formed the Santa Cruz Beach Cowboys in 1998.
Sammy plays the bass and he also sings lead. He started his musical career during High School in the Palo Alto area. His first bass lesson was from a guy named Jerry Garcia. Sammyís High School band was signed by Columbia Records. His band played with San Francisco area bands such as Santana, Quick Silver Messenger, Lydia Pense, Tower of Power, Sly Stone, Credence Clearwater, Stevie Nicks, and Janice Joplinís Big Brother.
Jack is the guitarist and sings lead. He is a local ĎSanta Cruzerí who became involved in music in his early teens. Jackís influences range from Wes Montgomery and Miles Davis to Jeff Beck. He is regarded as one of the most creative and original guitarists of the area. Drummers Don Rutter and Dave Price provide the kick and backbeat. Blaine Deaton and John Tindle work the keyboards and sing as well. Tim Floyd on pedal steel guitar gives us a tropical flair. Timís played with many recording artists, most recently Hank Williamís Jr. These guys are joined by two gifted saxophone players, Jimmy Hannibal and Tamas Marius, to bring the house down every time they play.