A couple weeks back, the Austin American-Statesman featured one of our local legends, Manuel “Cowboy” Donley. Check out this lovely piece, written by Juan Castillo, complete with a couple of pictures and a brief performance by the man himself….
For the cover of his so-called “comeback album” in 1997, Manuel “Cowboy” Donley peered from behind dark glasses into the distance, leaning against the wall of an East Sixth Street cafe and pressing his guitar to his chest. He wore a dark suit, a bolo tie and a crisp shirt the color of fresh white paint. He wore, too, a vapory grin, suggesting a man who knew all the secrets.