His chuck wagon is a hotdog stand

November 13, 2011 § Leave a comment

Orville Davis and Blue Angel

They don’t come any more authentic than Orville Davis, a country music singer born and raised in the south, but inexplicably transplanted to the wilds of New York City.  Today’s New York Times features a character sketch of this character who sings and tours with his band The Wild Bunch, but when not warbling a lonely cowboy tune, you can find him at The Bronx Equestrian Center, giving riding lessons and trail rides, and, like as not, mucking out stalls.  The article is accompanied by a short video of Orville in a well-worn denim western shirt, on his horse and singing about our very own Central Park. Here’s Orville crooning “Somewhere There’s a Cowboy,” an anthem for any suit-wearing city man who’s ever wanted to rid off into the sunset:

Says The Times,

His get-up was straight out of the Old West, if not Central Casting: Muddy boots, dark suede chaps over worn jeans, tooled leather belt with brass Indian-head buckle, stitched denim shirt, clasped neckerchief, yellow wrangler’s gloves. He had a trimmed-down Wyatt Earp mustache and goatee, and a small gold hoop in his left ear, and his graying ponytail dangled out from his worn leather cowboy hat.

“I’ve had people up from Manhattan tell me, ‘That’s a nice costume,’ ” Mr. Davis said during his stable chores, which he carries out when customers are scant. “I tell them, ‘It’s not a costume, it’s my working duds.’ ”

Whether on tour or riding through the park, the man is at home in a western shirt.

Orville Davis on stage 

If you want to see more of Orville in his authentic western wear, he hosts an Open Mic at Indian Road Cafe in Inwood (600 W 218th Street at Indian Road) every Monday night at 8pm.

In his own words,“City people like the idea of a cowboy.”

As always, if you want to look the part, the authentic western wear of singing cowboys everywhere can be found at the Vintrowear outposts on Etsy and Vintrowear.com.

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