John Reneaud (a.k.a. the Dresden Cowboy)
• • • • • • John Reneaud Music • • • • • • cosmic American vibe!
After the first of the year I will be preforming live shows with my new band the Electric Shamans : Kurt McDonald (guitar), Jeffrey Howell (keyboards), Dominic Martinez (bass), Andrew Orozco (drums), Jesse Goddard (vocals)...
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John Reneaud's next live music
show date will be in Hollywood
will be at the world famous Dresden on December the 2nd at 9pm.
I will be performing at the Dresden on Monday, December 2nd with my band of fine fellows... We go up at 9pm and the show will feature the recent changes in the band, for it is a new vibe - due to the departure of Moan Red and Anthony Bernal, and the introduction show of Mr. Kurt McDonald on guitar. I have also added keyboard player Jeffrey Howell, however, he is currently out on tour with another band and will not make this Dresden performance. I look forward to playing out with, Andrew Orozco, Dominic Martinez, and Kurt McDonald for this show. More information on my band and bandmates can be found at DresdenCowboy.com, or theCEF.world . Anyone who comes out and supports me in this endeavor will truly be appreciated! We will be posting this as an event here on social media sometime tomorrow. Regardless, if you would like to be put on the guest list just let me know." - John
current band line-up
(We are in the process of new branding for the band and
you will see some remaining members, as well as some new amazing performers! We will update as news becomes available.)
• Kurt McDonald (lead guitar/guitar)
• Jeffrey Howell (keyboards)
• Dominic Martinez (bass)
• Andrew Orozco (drums)
• John Reneaud a.k.a. the Dresden Cowboy (vocals)
Members of the band
archive of current, former, and honorary players.
• Dominic Martinez (bass guitar) 2019
• Andrew Orozco (drums) 2019
• Michael Madill (various instruments, producer) 2016-present
• Edward Donnelly (various Instruments, producer) 2016-present
• Cody Melville (various instruments, producer, songwriter) 2017-present
• John Reneaud a.k.a. the Dresden Cowboy (vocals, producer, songwriter) 2015-present
• Julien Reneaud (various instruments, producer) 2017-present
• Jason Peirce (songwriter) 2016-present
• Jeffrey Howell (keyboard) 2019
• Moan Red (electric, lead guitar) 2018-2019
• Anthony Bernal (acoustic, electric guitar) 2019
• David Grossman (songwriter) 2019
John is currently finalizing his second Dresden Cowboy Album titled Detroit Strange - featuring the music of Cody Melville, Kurt McDonald, Julien Reneaud, and, John Reneaud. Also a variety of producers have lent their talents to this album: the amazing team of Michael Madill and Edward Donnelly. Cody Melville, Kurt McDonald, along with Julien and John Reneaud. We expect to release this Album in early January 2020.
About The Music
The catalogue of the Dresden Cowboy started off with Michael Madill and John Reneaud collaborating on Route 66. John sent a rough arrangement, with a scratch vocal track to Michael, who enlisted the assistance of his long time producing partner Edward Donnelly, and in no time they sent over a mix of the song. Happy with the mix, which included the rough vocal track, John and his young son, Julien, set off for a drive on what remains of that classic American Highway in the great American desert - from Oatman to L.A.,. After a bit of time John and Julien had the video cut and posted.
The original idea as presented to Madill was to work original and classic songs by creating unique and fresh arrangements and "Just kind'a doing them the way we want to." Also, John had the plan to create enough material to play out in a band.
After Route 66 John approached Cody Melville - a rather prolific songwriter from his hometown of Troy, Michigan - to produce for him as well. And so the Dresden Cowboy performed on several Cody Melville songs bringing them a different vibe, with Mr. Melville re-arranging and producing.
John also included one of his longtime acting buddies, Jason Peirce, into the fray by gaining permission to record some of Jason's original songs and adding them into the Dresden Cowboy catalogue of music.
Keeping it in the family - John's son Julien helps engineer and produce some of the songs as well.
The list of people who involve their talent with this catalogue continues to grow...
The original concept was simply John Reneaud and Friends, and, whatever they could create with an honest effort. The current video catalogue can be enjoyed at the Dresden Cowboy's Music Videos, and we are currently pulling all other information, along with soon-to-be merchandise to this page, so please bare with us, and, of course check back. We expect our musical Dresden Cowboy family to grow.
DresdenCowboy,com is being changed over to John Reneaud music. The branding of the band will be changing as well. As always, we will keep you posted.
Thank you all for your support!