Crabgrass Cowboys

The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, welcomes back the Crabgrass Cowboys on Friday, May 20th at 7PM in the church sanctuary. Hapi McKenzie, the lead singer and guitarist for the Cowboys describes their sound as “country, rockabilly and bluegrass” and, he says, “we just like to dress up like cowboys”, hence the name of the band. Hapi joined by Patty on violin and Jeff on bass. The origins of the band may be traced to a smoke filled, sweltering hot little blues dive in Tampa FL. called Sweet Baby Jane’s on the 4th of July 1988. Hapi was playing with one of those bands where everybody wanted to go in a different musical direction, so nobody wanted to talk to each other. There was a break in the music and Miss Patty walked up to the stage and told Hapi “I play violin, live around the corner and heard there was live music here”. Patty sat in with the band that night and they’ve been together for nearly 27 years.

Concert-goers are encouraged to arrive early for a good seat. A donation of just $5 is requested at the door on the evening of the concert.