Tiki Cowboysis the ukulele and percussion "Trop-Rock" exotic~country~blues~surf music passion project of Eric 'Baron' Behrenfeld.
Baron is a drummer, percussionist and ukulele musician working with some of Chicago's finest talent to perform and record as the Tiki Cowboys.We are based out of Chicago, Illinois and work in our Great Lakes tri-state region all year round.
Musical influences range from Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Neil Young along with the island-country sounds of Jimmy Buffet and Kenny Chesney. Exotica music by Arthur Lyman, and Martin Denny as well as the Tikiyaki Orchestra and Hawaiian music by Don Ho, IZ and IMUA are favorites. Bongo music by Preston Epps and "Jah-waiian" reggae/island music and spaghetti western music is a HUGE influence as well without saying. And so are the Spy-Jazz-Secret-Agent tunes too. On the Great Lakes coast, not to forget, Chicago blues legends Howlin' Wolf,MuddyWaters and Jimmy Dawkins! Add a pinch of Carlos Santana latin rock, a dash of the jam-trance vibe of the Grateful Dead, with a splatter of Pink Floyd and some Ventures surf rock for good measure... And that is kinda what Tiki Cowboys music is all about, long story short!
Thank you for visiting our web page and checking out our music! Aloha!