1998, Hindu Cowboys still call Orlando, Florida their home. In
1999, the band released its debut (7) song independent release which received
world-wide critical acclaim and airplay. The attention of this first CD
and their live performances caught the eye of The Wildhorse Saloon (in its
heyday, it was a gateway to the Nashville labels) earning them week long
showcases at the clubs in both Orlando, FL and Nashville, TN.
In 2002, Hindu
Cowboys were invited to make an appearance on the WARPED Tour during the
Central Florida tour stop.
In 2004, the band released its second CD, “Live
After Five” which is a tribute to its loyal fan base including (15) songs of
favorites off the Hindu Cowboys playlist.
"Alabami Bound", a cut from the band's first CD, was added to
the soundtrack for "Altered" - a sci-fi movie by the director of
"The Blair Witch Project."
In December 2007, the band released its
third CD - a (5) song EP which is a prelude to a long awaited return to studio
sound is rich with folk, traditional string band and organic corn-fed roots
music all topped off with retro-country gravy. Their live sets are
often mixed with old school country (pre 1976) and classic rock reinvented
Hindu Cowboys style. The band frequently tours and performs with (4)
to (6) people, but principally has a writing and arrangement core based around
the three founding members: Joseph Martens (acoustic guitar and lead vocals),
Craig Roy (string bass) and DiGeorge (electric guitar) – whose musical roots
come from Nashville, the Southwest corner of NY State and overseas to Bulgaria
They have shared the
stage with Dale Watson, Peter Rowan, Donna The Buffalo, Fred Eaglesmith,
Drivin' n' Cryin', Jim Lauderdale, Marty Stuart, Los Lobos, The V-Roys,
Restless Kelly, Steep Canyon Rangers, Hank Williams III, The
Waybacks, Tim O’Brien, The Horse Flies, Rhonda Vincent, The Gourds, The
Iguanas and Robert Earl Keen among others.