Fans Far and Wide Come to North Texas for City's Unique Sounds
By: Alex Byrd
Denton Live Jan-June 2013
Onstage at Hailey’s Club, the lead singer of Austin’s folkrock band, Cowboy and Indian, floats around in a dainty white maxi-dress. The soft vocals of Jazz Mills complement the soulful voice of her “cowboy” partner, guitarist Daniel James. The audience is a typically diverse Denton crowd: 20-somethings mixed with people in their 30s and 40s, tight denim, military boots, camo jackets, neon-colored head wraps … and a newborn in the front row. Jazz’s mother and her baby girl, Ava, gaze up through the bright lighting as the set begins. Little Ava, her concert wristband glowing in the dark, clings to her grandmother. Three of the band members seem to be missing, but then, at the last moment, Peder Gilham, Dorian Colbert and Jesse Plemons rush into Hailey’s and join Jazz and Daniel for the set onstage. Mix Bob Dylan with The Doors, add some vintage pop and folk and maybe a dash of Disney – and that’s Cowboy and Indian.