Ferndale's 'Cowbilly' Band Rocks Out to Send Coolidge Kids to Camp

The Saturday Afternoon Hoedown at New Way Bar will be free, but guests can donate to send the Ferndale students to Earthworks Science Camp.

Hailing from the northern Texan County of Briscoe, Ferndale’s six-piece rockabilly band likes to bring its country-punk hybrid sound to the north.

Once a month, The Briscoe County Vultures play at the for the Saturday Afternoon Hoedown to share their unique tunes.

“It’s hard to classify our genre — cow punk, cowbilly, rockabilly?” explained Helen Lambrix, a vocalist from the band. “It is always fun no matter what you call it!”

The band’s next routine Hoedown show will keep that same fun vibe, but add a new twist. This time it will be calling on fans to donate to a cause they feel is important.

“All proceeds for this show will go to benefit the ’s fourth-grade class fundraiser to go to Earthworks Science Camp in June,” Lambrix said, adding that her daughter Zelda is a fourth-grader at the school.

Camp costs $30 for each Coolidge child attending and parents have been doing their part to organize fundraisers. Lambrix and her husband (also in the band) are just doing theirs and using their best talents: performing.

Lambrix said they hope for the cost to be free for each student.

“We are trying to raise as much money as possible to allow every young person in the fourth grade to go.”

Admission to the Saturday show is free and it will be a family friendly environment, “for anyone who doesn’t mind bringing their kids to the bar around loud music,” Lambrix explained, Guests will be invited to give a donation for the fundraising project.

The show runs 5-7 p.m. at New Way and the public is welcome. For more information, visit The Briscoe County Vultures Facebook page.


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