Les Cowboys Fringants (English The Frisky Cowboys or The Dashing Cowboys) are a popular band and cult phenomenon from Quebec, who perform Québécois neo-trad music (modernized Quebec folk music with a rock flavour), the band also draws on Country music. They have gained an international underground following, especially in France and Switzerland.
The usual subject matter of the group includes: environmentalism, poverty, personal anguish and family troubles, as well as the denouncing of consumerism, corporate exploitation, state-controlled gambling, cynical government attitude and political apathy. While some of those subjects are serious in appearance, they are often treated in a light manner, sometimes even in a fun, amusing and ironic way. The band also deals with themes of Quebec history, Quebec independence, suburban life, childhood and adolescence, kitsch, relationships and sports.
Major changes are hitting the group right now with a change in members with the void left by the drummer's (Dom Lebeau) departure. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.