Sat May 20, 2017 8:00pm

Plywood Cowboy Concert

Sponsored by: Blue Crane Music

Plywood Cowboy is set for their debut performance at Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Ave., New Haven, CT, on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 8 p.m.  Tickets are available at the door for $15.  Called “one of the best new bands on the Americana scene” (Chris Bergson, NY Blues Hall of Fame Inductee), Plywood Cowboy’s heart-born songs interweave the rich heritage of earthen, country roots and the poignancy of singer-songwriter traditions. Plywood Cowboy strikes deep at the soul of American music with songs about hound dogs, heart strings, and the vice of the bottle. 

Formed in 2015 in the Connecticut River Valley by Steve Dedman, Plywood Cowboy have quickly caught the attention of music lovers, radio stations, music venues and festivals across the region.  Their 2016 debut album, Channel 33, has been called “a gorgeously assured collection of songs” (The Shoreline Times), “a seriously hooky debut EP” (The Day), and “steeped in tradition, with lyrics full of longing, truth and heart” (Sound Waves Magazine).  On the heels of hugely successful release concert at The Kate in Old Saybrook, the band continues to expand across the state and region.

Becoming one of the most sought-after bands from Connecticut, they’ve been invited to perform at such venues as The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, Performance HUB, iCRaVe Music Fest at Ivoryton Playhouse, Middletown Music Festival, Glastonbury Apple Harvest Festival, Meriden Daffodil Festival, Portland Music Festival, and a performance alongside Poet Laureate Billy Collins at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival.

Cowboys of the airwaves, the band’s name is a nod to the man who taught young Dedman to pick guitars in country-western style. Few knew that man by his real name, but many knew him by his CB handle, “Plywood Cowboy”, a reference to his day job hauling lumber around the northeast.

The concert will feature Austin Gray (guitar, vocals), Ed Iarusso (pedal steel), Jason Apostoleris (percussion), Kat Wallace (violin), Shane Tanner (bass), and Steve Dedman (keyboard, guitar, lead vocals).  Tickets for the May 20 performance at Lyric Hall are $15 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m.  More information can be found at

Admission: $15
Lyric Hall
827 Whalley Ave.
New Haven
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