FOX 7 Unplugged: Cowboy Diplomacy

Meet the Austin-based band who is using their music to redefine what it means to be a cowboy. With a sound that lies somewhere in-between Rock n’ Roll and Southern Soul, Cowboy Diplomacy has captivated its audience with their unconventional style and raw lyrics.

While frontman Ian Cochran’s unique growl-like vocals tend to draw the crowd in, it’s the energy and music that the band creates as a whole that keeps them around.

Evident within their robust sound are traces of notable bands such as Rival Sons, Kaleo, Kings of Leon, and AC/DC—some of whom the band members also draw influence from.
Despite only being a few years old, Cowboy Diplomacy has garnered the attention of many and has earned recognition through various accolades.

Within their first year of formation, the band was nominated for “Best New Band” by the Austin Chronicle and came out as the runner-up; in 2017 the band was named “Best Band of Austin” by Austin Monthly and was nominated to receive a grant from Black Fret.

The band has also been fortunate enough to work with Grammy-nominated producer Chris Frenchie Smith on the singles “Bad Man” and “Burn Down The Road,” both of which have yet to be released.
2020 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for Cowboy Diplomacy; The band recently invited two new members to join them and are now working on recording new music. They continue to book gigs around Austin and at big festivals like Wild West Brew Fest in April. Recently opened for Bishopp Gunn at The Belmont.

Get more details about the band here.