the casablanca cowboys

the casablanca cowboys

This lively country western duo features Ron Thompson on guitar and Doug Thordarson on fiddle and vocals. The Casablanca Cowboys are famous for their pickin' and grinnin'. Since this act is acoustic, they are perfect for strolling and creating a festive atmosphere. A real taste of Canadiana!


In 1986, fiddler/vocalist Doug Thordarson teamed up with guitarist Ron Thompson to play everything from Western Swing to Gypsy Jazz, Bluegrass to Rockabilly.

After college Ron Thompson traveled much of the world as a Princess Cruises staff musician. He has played with such jazz notables as Rosemary Clooney and has recorded with Michael Bublé in addition to many other artists.

Doug Thordarson is a champion fiddler /vocalist who has played around the world including the Gene Autry Theatre in Los Angeles. He has toured and recorded with Patricia Conroy and also appeared as a fiddling farmer on The Chris Issak TV show.

The Casablanca Cowboys have played everywhere from the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre to house parties; from festival stages to intimate restaurants. They were featured performers in a CBC Studio One Radio Show. In these days of programmed music and laser karaoke, the breezy acoustic sty lings of The Casablanca Cowboys are a welcome sound for any special occasion.

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Drift Away

Guitars and Cadillacs

Maggie Mae

Wild Horses