Chris DeVore - The Karate Cowboy

One Man Band

(6 Reviews)5.0
Also Performs As: Guitar Singer, Other Band / Group
Country: United States
Based In: Las Vegas, Nevada
Performs: Nationwide
From: $250
Described as Django Reinhardt meets Willie Nelson and Frank Sinatra with a cowboy hat: this exciting 'one man trio' musical act features exceptional guitar work, smooth vocals and a fresh take on classic songs.
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Please allow me to introduce The Karate Cowboy Guitar Wizard Extraordinaire!
This act has a cohesive and continuous flow from start to finish. The Karate Cowboy is mysterious and intriguing figure that provides a familiar yet unique take on jazz standards with a world music and western flare. There's something for everyone in this act; from a charming style of vocals to an exhilarating mix of guitar styles. The versatility and sheer talent of this act bridges West with East and Crooners with Cowboys.
The Karate Cowboy (Guitar Wizard Extraordinaire Demos): ...


Chris DeVore
Song List
I'll See You in My Dreams - Jazz/Beloved Classic
Billie's Bounce - Jazz/Blues/Charlie Parker
Dream a little Dream - Jazz/Style of The Mama's and The Papa's
What a Wonderful World - Jazz/Style of Louis Armstrong
All of Me - Jazz Standard
Fly Me to the Moon - Jazz/Style of Sinatra
After You've Gone - Jazz Standard
Autumn Leaves - Jazz/Instrumental
La Vie En Rose - jazz/Armstrong
Smile - Jazz/Nat King Cole
The Glory of Love - Swing/Jazz
Them There Eyes - Swing/Jazz
You'd Be So Nice - Jazz/Swing
Cherokee - Jazz/Instrumental
China Boy - Jazz/In ...


I am a professional musician from Austin, TX with 20+ years of professional experience and 30+ years of musical training. I specialize in Restaurants, Hotels, Resorts and Private Events but I can and have headlined and opened for a variety of musical showcases and concerts as well.
My core values are fairness, punctuality and honesty. I love what I do but for me; musical performance is a business and the satisfaction and entertainment of your customers, patrons or guests is a paramount priority.

Reviews     (6 Reviews)

Chris DeVore - The Karate Cowboy - Other Band / Group - Las Vegas, Nevada Event Location: Online Event Type: Online 13th July 2021
"Chris DeVore is a rare gift to the music world whose style is somewhere between Django and Jimmy Bryant resulting in a Gypsy Western Swing mashup. Executed with virtuosic precision the Karate Cowboy is a talent the world should hear!"
Reviewed by: Matthew Benjamin
Chris DeVore - The Karate Cowboy - Other Band / Group - Las Vegas, Nevada Event Location: Wimberley, Tx Event Type: Radio interview 14th June 2021
"The Karate Cowboy is a great fun entertainer that takes guitar playing to the next level"
Reviewed by: Coach - Radio Host on KWVH
Chris DeVore - The Karate Cowboy - Other Band / Group - Las Vegas, Nevada Event Location: Austin, TX Event Type: Several public performances 2nd June 2021
Every once in a great while I see someone who catches me by surprise and I am rewarded with the joyous unexpected thrill as mediocrity yields to excellence! This is always my experience when I watch Chris DeVore! While so many guitarists labor to pierce the elusive ether with their playing skills, Chris does it effortlessly. He’s the most prolific guitarist since Wes Mongomery!Flawless guitar mastery combined with tasteful repertoire and honey smooth vocals adds up to delightful entertainment! Catch him when you can - joy shared is doubled!
Reviewed by: Dewey Lyon


I've been performing for over 25 years. I got my first paying gig at Hole in the Wall in Austin, TX when I was 15 years old, they totally freaked out when I showed up and they saw I was a kid—but they let me play anyway and slid me $50 under the table afterwards.
Music has only been my full-time job/only source of income for a little over 10 years. For a majority of that time I have played for restaurants, hotels, resorts, breweries and a few bars and actual venues. I'm always happy doing what I love. Lately though, it has been my goal put on a real show, a real concert full of magical m ...

Previous Clients

I have played regularly at some of the top restaurants, resorts and venues in the country including the St Regis Aspen Resort, The Ritz-Carlton Dallas, The Four Seasons Austin, The W Austin, The Hyatt Regency Austin and many more. I have also opened for renowned acts and performed at musical conservatories, Universities and world class venues.

Suitable for

Anniversary Party Awards Ceremony Casinos Charity / Fundraising Event Club Party Cocktail Party / Drinks Reception Community Event Concerts / Tours Conference / Meeting Corporate Event Cruise Ships Dinner Party Festival / Outdoor Event Grand Opening Party Halloween Party Holiday / Theme Parks Hotel Event New Year's Eve Party Nightclub Event Private Party Product Launch / Promotion Restaurant / Bar / Pub Event School Event Theaters / Stage Trade Show / Exhibitions Virtual Event Wedding Ceremony Wedding Cocktail/Drinks Reception Wedding Reception

Physical Characteristics

Height: 5'11"

Virtual Services Offer

Guitar/music lessons

I'm happy to provide beginner to intermediate courses on music theory and guitar techniques.

Live performance!

Bring my unique style into your living room or chat. I will stream 50 minutes sets(up to 5)of action packed music!

Personalized music video

I will perform a song/songs and personalize it for whoever you would like.

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