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Coming Soon: Cowgirl, the Music

Just back from Austin, Texas, where we shot the first “Cowgirl Chef: In the Kitchen With…BRIAN HOFELDT.” He’s the frontman of the super-cool honky tonk band, The Derailers — think Beatles meets Buck Owens — who play the kind of music that goes best with longnecks, faded jeans, and vintage boots.

Not only does Brian know his way around a circa 1960s Fender Telecaster, he’s a superstar in the kitchen, too. He showed me how to make his yummy Green Chile Stew, inspired by a dish that The Derailers order up when touring through New Mexico. Since he and the guys were on a short break from promoting their latest album, “Guaranteed to Satisfy,” they came over and helped, too (man, can that drummer chop cilantro!).

Afterwards, they set up in the living room for a little jam session. I just love saying that.

The song of the day: a little tune that Brian wrote for the Cowgirl Chef show, called — guess what? — “Cowgirl.” (I think that the “Chef” part is implied.) It’s a bit retro, a little surfy, with some rockabilly thrown in for good measure. In short, the perfect Cowgirl Chef song.

The guys like the song so much that they’re planning on putting it on their next album, which they’ll release next year. The video will be posted soon, here and on the Cowboys & Indians magazine website. Is this cool or what?