From February 5, 2012:
This one is a hard one to pin down (and I have NOT). Most of this info came from a Melmusic site and pretty hard to confirm otherwise.
"Some people refer to the Ronnie Hayward Trio as a retro-country group, and some call it rockabilly. Any country music heard is not contemporary but is likely to be from the 40’s or 50’s.
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Back in Canada since July 1999, Ronnie has been busy establishing himself in Alberta. Now credited with 5 albums, he is awaiting the soon-to-be-released latest recording (done in Amsterdam) featuring 16 original songs of country and blues material.
Billy Cowsill has been entertaining crowds with music since the 60's as a member of the family group, The Cowsills. While living in Vancouver in the early 1990's, he was co-founder of the successful Blue Shadows and did extensive touring to promote the 2 albums recorded by the band. Billy is one of the favorite singers of a lot of people in Alberta either with a group or when he’s performing solo. With the Ronnie Hayward Trio, Billy plays rhythm guitar and sings harmony."
The third in this trio was Craig Korth. I do know Billy jammed with Ronnie Hayward at the Calgary Folk Festival 2000. A FFWD Magazine 10/17/2000 interview with Craig says "More musical talent was added to the recipe when Korth was introduced to Ronnie Hayward and Billy Cowsill, eventually forming a trio with them about five years back.
"I had a business where I made guitars, and Billy had a guitar – Rosie – that needed a lot of work," Korth says. "I ended up agreeing to do a neck reset if he would sing on our albums."
One more tie I found was that both Billy and Ronnie Hayward Trio played at The Mecca Cafe.
Ronnie Hayward - vocals and (stand up) bass
Billy Cowsill - rhythm guitar and backing vocals
Craig Korth - banjo and dobro
Pete Turland - electric guitar
Darwin Fisher - rhythm guitar and vocals
|Recording ||Date / Company ||Comments|
|1997 / Fury Records ||Billy - rhythm guitar and backing vocals supposedly |
although the actual CD does not credit him.
I couldn't find any tabs for songs Billy was on.