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.



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

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

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

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 Can’t Always Get What You Want – Rolling Stones


Always Look on the Bright Side of Life – Monty Python

Angel From Montgomery – John Prine/Bonnie Raitt

Dear Abby – John Prine

Desperado – Eagles

Don’t Bury Me – John Prine

D’yer Maker – Led Zeppelin

Heroes – David Bowie

I’ve Always Been Crazy – Waylon Jennings

Into The Mystic – Van Morrison

Landslide – Fleetwood Mac

Let It Be – The Beatles

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

Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffet

Political Science – Randy Newman

Pure ImaginationWilly Wonka and The Chocolate Factory Soundtrack

Sweet Home Sarasota – Lynryd Skynryd-ish/Steve McAllister

Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver

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


Closer to Fine – Indigo Girls

Cum On Feel The Noise – Quiet Riot

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

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

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


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

Losing My Religion – REM

Nothing Comparies 2 U – Prince/Sinead O’Connor

One – U2

Over The Rainbow/What a Wonderful World – Israel (Izzy) Kamakawiwoʻole

Romeo & Juliet – Dire Straits/Indigo Girls

Round Here – Counting Crows

Shimmer – Shawn Mullins

Waffle House Jesus – James Corbin

We Shall Be Free – Garth Brooks

What’s Up? – 4 Non Blondes


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’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

Tiki Bar – John Hiatt

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)


Are You Searching Too – Steve McAllister

Breathe – Steve McAllister

Every Little Thing – Steve McAllister

Feel – 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



Steve McAllister



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.