Music

Steve McAllister has been dazzling audiences with his music since his debut in the historic Rainbow Room on LA’s Sunset Strip. Steve offers a growing number of memorable originals and homages to an eclectic blend of songwriters. With his guitar, Georgia, Steve honors the spirits of performers like Prince, Frank Sinatra, Hank Williams, Ed Sheeran, Pink, Johnny Cash, Queen, and the Rolling Stones, while also making every song his own.


Steve offers performances as himself in a solo set, as a duet with a drummer, with the Wandering Soul Band, and infusing the performance with humor and poetry in his award-winning one-man show, The Cowboy Cabaret.

 

SONG MENU

Click on some of the highlighted songs below for samples.

50’s (and earlier)

All Shook Up – Elvis Presley

Bye Bye Love – Everly Brothers

Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash

Hound Dog – Elvis Presley

I Can’t Help It If I’m Still In Love With You – Hank Williams

I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash

I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – Hank Williams

Jambalaya – Hank Williams

Long Gone Lonesome Blues – Hank Williams

Lovesick Blues – Hank Williams

Move It On Over – Hank Williams/George Thoroughgood

Somewhere Over The RainbowThe Wizard of Oz soundtrack

60’s

 Ain’t Too Proud To Beg – The Temptations

All Along The Watchtower – Bob Dylan/Jimi Hendrix

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival

I Second That Emotion – Smokey Robinson

I’m a Believer – The Monkees

Leavin’ On A Jet Plane – John Denver

Mama Tried – Merle Haggard

Spider Man – TV Theme Song

Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley

Thank You – Led Zeppelin

That’s Life – Frank Sinatra

The Bare Necessities – The Jungle Book soundtrack

The Times They Are a’Changin’ – Bob Dylan

What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

With a Little Help From My Friends – The Beatles

You Are My Sunshine – Johnny Cash

You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Rolling Stones

70’s

Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life – Monty Python

And It Stoned Me – Van Morrison

Angel From Montgomery – John Prine/Bonnie Raitt

Cheeseburger in Paradise – Jimmy Buffet

Come Monday – Jimmy Buffet

Dear Abby – John Prine

Desperado – Eagles

Dixie Chicken – Little Feat

Don’t Bury Me – John Prine

Drivin’ My Life Away – Eddie Rabbit

D’yer Maker – Led Zeppelin

Heroes – David Bowie

Hotel California – The Eagles

I Love a Rainy Night – Eddie Rabbit

I’ve Always Been Crazy – Waylon Jennings

Into The Mystic – Van Morrison

Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan

Landslide – Fleetwood Mac

Let It Be – The Beatles

Long Haired Country Boy – Charlie Daniels

Lovin’, Touchin’ Squeezin’ – Journey

Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys – Willie Nelson/Waylon Jennings

Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffet

Moondance – Van Morrison

Move It On Over – George Thoroughgood/Hank Williams

Peaceful Easy Feeling – The Eagles

Political Science – Randy Newman

Pure ImaginationWilly Wonka and The Chocolate Factory Soundtrack

Son of a Son of a Sailor – Jimmy Buffet

Sweet Home Sarasota – Lynryd Skynryd-ish/Steve McAllister

Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver

Teach Your Children Well – CSNY

The Gambler – Kenny Rogers

The Joker – Steve Miller

The Rainbow Connection – Paul Williams/Kermit the Frog

Three Little Birds – Bob Marley

We Are The Champions – Queen

Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon

What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love & Understanding? – Nick Lowe

Wild World – Cat Stevens

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

You’re The One That I WantGrease soundtrack

80’s

Closer to Fine – Indigo Girls

Cum On Feel The Noise – Quiet Riot

Every Rose Has Its Thorn – Poison

Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty

Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen

I Still Haven’t Found What I”m Lookin’ For – U2

If I Had a Boat – Lyle Lovett

Love On The Rocks – Neil Diamond

Mad World – Tears For Fears

Nick of Time – Bonnie Raitt

One More Minute – “Weird Al” Yankovic

Patience – Guns n Roses

Purple Rain – Prince

Raspberry Beret – Prince

Straight to Hell – Drivin’ n Cryin’

Suddenly Seymour – Little Shop of Horrors Soundtrack

The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson

True Colors – Cyndi Lauper/Phil Collins

Wanted Dead or Alive – Bon Jovi

Watching the Wheels – John Lennon

We’re Not Gonna Take It – Twisted Sister

When Doves Cry – Prince

With Or Without You – U2

You May Be Right – Billy Joel

You Shook Me All Night Long – ACDC

90’s

A Long December – Counting Crows

Fade Into You – Mazzy Star

Hand In My Pocket – Alanis Morissette

I Believe – Blessid Union of Souls

I Love You Period – Dan Baird

Learning To Fly – Tom Petty

Let Her Cry – Hootie and the Blowfish

Losing My Religion – REM

Nothing Comparies 2 U – Prince/Sinead O’Connor

One – U2

Romeo & Juliet – Dire Straits/Indigo Girls

Round Here – Counting Crows

Runaround – Blues Traveler

Shimmer – Shawn Mullins

Waffle House Jesus – James Corbin

We Shall Be Free – Garth Brooks

What’s Up? – 4 Non Blondes

When You Say Nothing At All – Alison Kraus

2000+

Be Here Now – Truman Adams

Beautiful World – Colin Hay

Better Way – Ben Harper

Bomb The World – Michael Franti

Castle On A Hill – Ed Sheeran

Despacito – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber

Diamonds On The Inside – Ben Harper

Don’t Need Anything – Glen Phillips

Fight Song – Rachel Platten

Fix You – Coldplay

Follow the Sun – Xavier Rudd

Follow Through – Gavin Degraw

Free – Gavin Degraw

I Believe – SOJA

I Don’t Wanna Be – Gavin Degraw

I Hope You Dance – Leann Womack

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

Life Is Better With You – Michael Franti

Live Like a Warrior – Matisyahu

Love Is My Religion – Ziggy Marley

One Day – Matisyahu

The Sound of Sunshine – Michael Franti

Valerie – Amy Winehouse

Wagon Wheel – Bob Dylan/Old Crow Medicine Show

What About Us? – Pink

With My Own Two Hands – Ben Harper

You’ve Got Time – Regina Spektor (Orange Is The New Black theme)

ORIGINALS

Are You Searching Too – Steve McAllister

Breathe – Steve McAllister

Every Little Thing – Steve McAllister

Fly Home – Steve McAllister

Forgive Me – Steve McAllister

Happy – Steve McAllister

I’ll Try – Steve McAllister

If Only – Steve McAllister

Long Crawl – Steve McAllister

Lookin’ At Me – Steve McAllister

Lost As Me – Steve McAllister

Mystery – Matt Corbin/Steve McAllister

9/11/01– Matt Corbin/Steve McAllister

On The Road – Steve McAllister

Reveal It In Me – Steve McAllister

San Andrea’s Fault – Steve McAllister

Steve – Steve McAllister

Sweet Leaf Serenade – Steve McAllister

The Game – Steve McAllister

The Prodigal’s Lament – Steve McAllister

The People That Made Me – Steve McAllister

Why Did I Chase You Away? – Matt Corbin/Steve McAllister

 

CONTACT

Steve McAllister

inkensoul@gmail.com

 

 

The Cowboy Cabaret is a blend of poetry, comedy, music, and inspiration. Developed and performed by Steve McAllister, the show includes an interactive component with the audience, allowing them to choose the songs, and the accompanying poems, stories, and anecdotes about “The Cowboy Way.” A Florida native, McAllister has traveled the country in pursuit of his goal of becoming a renaissance man, honing his skills as a writer, poet, performer, and storyteller. Building on his degree in Psychology and experience as a community organizer, McAllister has crafted a performance that is interactive, entertaining, and good for the soul that seeks a rejuvenating and inspiring experience.

Each of the songs in the Cowboy Cabaret repertoire are printed on a custom deck of cards, and each of them has a predetermined poem, story, or anecdote. Audience members are selected to choose the songs that will be performed, resulting in a different show for every performance. With a diverse blend of popular, classic, and original songs, The Cowboy Cabaret asks audiences to take a break from the life that they know, to learn a little about the cowboy way, and maybe find some hope.

The Cowboy Cabaret can also be combined with Steve’s other show, Will Rogers Revived. Watch below to see how the two shows evolved.