With their debut CD 'Cowboy Zen', Slyway brings it's own alternative rock/ acoustic folk sound to the musical spectrum. Based in San Francisco, the band was formed in 2004 by singer/ songwriter Patrick Kobernus. Songs on the CD combine influences from rock, pop, jazz, country and folk styles. The band uses driving rhythms, strong melodies, guitar layering, and well-crafted lyrics to create songs that are musically complex, yet catchy and appeal to a wide audience. The songs explore themes of love, death, honesty, and forgiveness. Musical influences include The The, The Cure, Collective Soul, Cake, Neil Young, Violent Fems, U2, Goo Goo Dolls, Beatles and Rolling Stones. CD includes song lyrics and quotes from famous and not so famous spiritual teachers.