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.


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.


Click on some of the highlighted songs below for samples.

50’s (and earlier)

All Shook Up – Elvis Presley

Bye Bye Love – Everly Brothers

Don’t Be Cruel – Elvis Presley

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



Ain’t Too Proud To Beg – The Temptations

All Along The Watchtower – Bob Dylan/Jimi Hendrix

All You Need Is Love – The Beatles

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Down On The Corner – Creedence Clearwater Revival

For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield

Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival

Hound Dog – Elvis Presley

I Second That Emotion – Smokey Robinson

I’m a Believer – The Monkees

Leavin’ On A Jet Plane – John Denver

Runaround Sue – Dion

Spider Man – TV Theme Song

Stand By Me – Ben E. King

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


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

Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffet

Me and Bobby McGee – Janis Joplin

Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard – Simon and Garfunkel

My Life – Billy Joel

Moondance – Van Morrison

Move It On Over – George Thoroughgood/Hank Williams

No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley

Old Time Rock n Roll – Bob Seger

Peaceful Easy Feeling – The Eagles

Political Science – Randy Newman

Son of a Son of a Sailor – Jimmy Buffet

Stuck In The Middle With You – Gerry Rafferty

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

Why Don’t We Get Drunk – Jimmy Buffet

Wild World – Cat Stevens

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

You’re the One That I WantGrease soundtrack


Blister In The Sun – Violent Femmes

Closer to Fine – Indigo Girls

Cum On Feel The Noise – Quiet Riot

Every Rose Has Its Thorn – Poison

Faith – George Michael

Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty

Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen

Hey Jealousy – Gin Blossoms

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

I Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty

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

Redemption Song – Bob Marley

Shameless – Billy Joel/Garth Brooks

Some Days Are Diamonds – John Denver

Straight to Hell – Drivin’ n Cryin’

Suddently Seymour – Little Shop of Horrors Soundtrack

The Monkey and the Engineer – Grateful Dead

The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson

The One I Love – REM

True Colors – Cyndi Lauper/Phil Collins

Used To Love Her – Guns n Roses

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


A Long December – Counting Crows

Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus

Fade Into You – Mazzy Star

Forever – Ben Harper

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

Runaway Train – Soul Asylum

Shimmer – Shawn Mullins

Time Of Your Life – Green Day

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

You Were Meant For Me – Jewel


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


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

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


Steve McAllister