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Les Cowboys Fringants

"Les Cowboys Fringants" (English ''The Frisky Cowboys'' ) are a popular band and cult phenomenon from Quebec, who perform ''Québécois'' néo-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. There is even a group of French fans called ''Les Cousins Fringants'' (a take on the expression ''cousin'' that the French and ''Québécois'' use to affectionately call each other). They hail from the Montréal suburb of Repentigny, Quebec. The entire band collaborates on the lyrics, although guitarist Jean-François Pauzé often contributes more than the others. The fundamental aspect of the band are their explosive live performances, captured on the ''Attache ta tuque'' live album and the ''Centre Bell 30 décembre 2003'' DVD.

''Les Cowboys'' represent an important part of modern ''Québécois'' music. They are part of the néo-trad movement that appeared in Quebec around the turn of the 21st century, and they embody a resurgence of political songwriting (after the draught of the 1980s and parts of the 1990s, political songwriting had ...

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