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Les Cowboys Fringants

Les Cowboys Fringants

Les Cowboys Fringants are a folk rock music group formed in 1995 in Repentigny, Quebec. The French word fringant can be translated as "dashing", "spry", "smartly dressed", or "frisky", "lively", "spirited".

They perform Québécois néo-trad music (modernized Quebec folk music with a rock flavour) and draw on country music. They have an international underground following, especially in France, French-speaking Belgium and Switzerland. There is a group of French fans called Les Cousins Fringants (a take on the expression cousin that the French use for French Canadians). They hail from the Montreal suburbs of Repentigny and L'Assomption. The entire band collaborates on the lyrics, although guitarist Jean-François Pauzé often contributes more than the others. The fundamental aspect of the band are their explosive live performances, captured on the Attache ta tuque live album and the Centre Bell 30 décembre 2003 DVD.