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Volume Seven (2012)

The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven (2012) is available, postpaid, for $20, and is offered to new and renewing supporters of the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry at the $40 level and above.

Proceeds from The BAR-D Roundup support the Center. CowboyPoetry.com is a project of the Center. 

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The BAR-D Roundup News

 

The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven (2012) is a compilation of vintage and contemporary recordings of some of the  best cowboy poetry. A wide range of voices present tales that express this venerable art form, words that uncover "the heartbeat of the working West."

This seventh annual edition of The BAR-D Roundup includes the works of three National Endowment for the Arts Fellows (the late Buck Ramsey of Texas, Wallace McRae of Montana, and Joel Nelson of Texas); two recipients of the Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Andy Wilkinson of Texas and John Dofflemyer of California; past Montana Poet Laureate, Crow elder Henry Real Bird; and the voice of American man of letters, Pulitzer Prize winning poet Stephen Vincent Benét (1898-1943) in a vintage recording from the Library of Congress.

There are other fine selections of original works by
Gary McMahan (Colorado), Amy Hale Auker (Arizona),
Jay Snider (Oklahoma), Elizabeth Ebert (South Dakota), Rod Miller (Utah), Yvonne Hollenbeck (South Dakota), Ken Cook (South Dakota), Carole Jarvis (Arizona), Andy Nelson (Wyoming), Diane Tribitt (Minnesota), Rodney Nelson (North Dakota), Deanna McCall (New Mexico), DW Groethe (Montana), and Doris Daley (Alberta).

 

Outstanding reciters present classic cowboy poetry, including Randy Rieman of Montana (a poem by Bruce Kiskaddon), Andy Hedges of Texas (a poem by Buck Ramsey), and Keith Ward of North Carolina (a poem by S. Omar Barker). Contemporary poems of others are recited by Jerry Brooks of Utah (a poem by Andy Wilkinson), Pat Richardson of California (a poem by Jess Howard), and Jess Howard of Montana (a poem by Pat Richardson)—Jess Howard and Pat Richardson are brothers. 

Every year's CD includes a radio public service announcement about the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry. This year, it is delivered by seventh-generation Texan, poet and writer Linda Kirkpatrick.

The BAR-D Roundup cover images are vintage photos of poets or their forebears. This year's cover features California poet, humorist, artist, cowboy, and Pro Rodeo Sports News cartoonist Pat Richardson, in 1955 at age 21 in Kansas where he rode polo colts for Polo Hall of Fame honoree Willis L. Hartman. The photo is by Pat Richardson's brother, Jess Howard.

Inside each year's CD, a contemporary ranch photo is featured. For 2012, it is Montana poet, picker and ranch hand DW Groethe working on the Granley ranch near Bainville, Montana, June, 2009, in a photo by Jessica Brandi Lifland (www.jessicalifland.com).

Poems and permissions were generously donated by poets, musicians, families, organizations, and publishers.

Wyoming's Andy Nelson, poet, humorist, popular emcee and co-host of the award-winning Clear Out West (C. O. W.) Radio show is the CD's engineer and co-producer (with Margo Metegrano).
 

The BAR-D Roundup CDs are sent to rural libraries as a part of Cowboy Poetry Week's Rural Library Project. They are also a premium for supporters of CowboyPoetry.com and the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry, and are offered for sale.

Find complete information here, along with a narrative desription of the CD's contents, with poem excerpts.

Read more and find order information and special offers in our feature here.

 


 Thanks to the radio shows who frequently play tracks from The BAR-D Roundup.

Clear Out West (C.O.W.)
Real West from the Old West
Calling All Cowboys
The Western Hour
Back at the Ranch
Western Heritage Show
...and others


Find a comprehensive index of all volumes of The BAR-D Roundup here. There are indexes by poem title, author, and performer for all volumes.


  Volume One (2006) and Volume Two (2007) of The BAR-D Roundup are no longer available from CowboyPoetry.com. Volume One was sold out as of December 21, 2009, Volume Two was sold out as of April 2, 2012.

Some remaining copies may be available at retail outlets and from other sources. You can email us for information about possible copies.

Posted 4/2


  The award-winning Clear Out West (C. O. W.) radio show with Andy Nelson and Jim Nelson is broadcast weekly throughout the West from Pinedale, Wyoming, bringing "News and Entertainment of the Cowboy Culture" to a wide audience.  Andy and Jim, the "C.O.W. boys"—known widely for the wild humor they bring to Cowboy Poetry gatherings and their rodeo and sports announcing. They feature western music, cowboy poetry, and more on their popular show.

Clear Out West (C. O. W.) radio is broadcast to many radio stations and past shows are available for listening on demand from the Clear Out West web site  

The December 17, 2012 show includes  Ken Cook's "Best for Now" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven.

The December 10, 2012 show includes Henry Real Bird's "River of Horse" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven.

The November 19, 2012 show includes Rod Miller's "The Beauty of Mountains" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven.

The November 12, 2012 show includes Randy Rieman's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "When They've Finished Shipping Cattle in the Fall" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two.

The November 5, 2012 show includes Carole Jarvis' "Payin' Attention" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven.

The October 29, 2012 show includes Doris Daley's "100 Years from Now" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven.

The October 1, 2012 show includes Elizabeth Ebert's "Things in Common" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven.

The September 24, 2012 show includes Andy Wilkinson's "The Poet's Catch Rope" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two.

The September 17, 2012 show (a special stay-at-home benefit for Rusty McCall) includes Joel Nelson's "The Breaker in the Pen" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two.

The August 20, 2012 show includes Jerry Brooks' recitation of Andy Wilkinson's "Saddlin' Up Time" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven.

The August 13, 2012 show includes Jay Snider's "Four Little Words" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven.

The July 30, 2012 show includes " Randy Rieman's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "The Creak of the Leather,"  from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven.

The July 23, 2012 show includes Pat Richardson's recitation of Jess Howard's "Duckin' the Law" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven.

The July 2, 2012 show includes Amy Hale Auker's "Mud" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven.

The June 25, 2012 show includes Keith Ward's recitation of S. Omar Barker's "Purt Near" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven.

The June 4, 2012 show includes Gary McMahan's "A Cowboyin' Day" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven.

The May 28, 2012 show includes Jess Howard's recitation of Pat Richardson's "Cowboy Poets" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven.

The May 21, 2012 show includes Rodney Nelson's "Old Bronc Rider's Prayer" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven.

The May 14, 2012 show includes Red Steagall's "The Memories in Grandmother's Trunk" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The May 7, 2012 show includes Andy Hedges' recitation of Buck Ramsey's "Bad Job" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven.

The April 23, 2012 show includes Wallace McRae's "Reincarnation," DW Groethe's "Over Yonder," Yvonne Hollenbeck's "Home Town Shopping," and Joel Nelson's recitation of Stephen Vincent Benét's poem, "The Ballad of William Sycamore," from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven.

The April 9, 2012 show includes Rod Nichols' "Yep" from the first volume of The BAR-D Roundup.

The January 2, 2012 show includes  Jesse Smith's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "Forgotten" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Six.

The December 12, 2011 show includes Randy Rieman's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "Looking Back" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Six.

Find earlier show information here.

Clear Out West (C. O. W.) co-hosts, brothers Jim and Andy Nelson, received the Western Music Association's 2006 Top Radio DJ's of the Year Award. 

Andy Nelson, who is also a popular poet, humorist, and emcee, co-produces The BAR-D Roundup.

Clear Out West welcomes Western music and cowboy poetry CD submissions: Clear Out West, Box 1547, Pinedale, WY 82941; cowboys@clearoutwest.com; (307) 360-8776.


  Totsie Slover's The Real West from the Old West radio show from Deming, New Mexico, plays cowboy and Western music and poetry. The show airs live on the radio and on the internet each Wednesday morning from 10:00 AM until noon (Mountain) on KOTS/1230AM and each show is available for a week, on demand.

CD submissions for consideration for airplay are welcome. Send those to: Totsie Slover, 220 S Gold Ave., Deming, NM 88030;    totsie@demingrealty.com; realwestoldwest.wordpress.com; 575-494-0899.

The December 26, 2012 show includes Randy Rieman's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "The Creak of the Leather" and Ken Cook's "Best for Now" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven.

The December 5, 2012 show includes Randy Rieman's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "An Old Western Town"  from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four and Diane Tribitt's "Headin' Out" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The November 21, 2012 show includes Ken Cook's "Best for Now" and Andy Nelson's "Mud Season" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven.

The November 14, 2012 show includes  Ray Owens' "Tracks That Won't Blow Out"  and Jo Lynne Kirkwood's "Ida's Bread" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four

The November 7, 2012 show includes Andy Nelson's "The Worst One to Buck" and Joel Nelson's "The Men Who Ride No More" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The October 31, 2012 show includes Randy Rieman's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "An Old Western Town" and Doris Daley's "Average Girl" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The October 24, 2012 show includes Linda Kirkpatrick's recitation of "The Creak of the Leather" by Bruce Kiskaddon and Diane Tribitt's "Headin' Out" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The October 17, 2012 show includes Ken Cook's "Best for Now" and Carole Jarvis' "Payin' Attention" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven.

The October 10, 2012 show includes  Rodney Nelson's "Old Bronc Rider's Prayer" and and Yvonne Hollenbeck's "Home Town Shopping from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven.

The October 3, 2012 show includes  Rod Miller's "The Beauty of Mountains" and John Dofflemyer's "Our Time"  from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven.

The September 26, 2012 show includes DW Groethe's "Over Yonder" and Ken Cook's "Best for Now" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven.

The September 19, 2012 show includes Diane Tribitt's "Live Life Backward" and and Jess Howard's recitation of Pat Richardson's "Cowboy Poets" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven.

The September 12, 2012 show includes Linda Kirkpatrick's recitation of "The Creak of the Leather" by Bruce Kiskaddon and Yvonne Hollenbeck's "Ranch Rig" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The September 5, 2012 show includes Larry McWhorter's "Waitin' on the Drive" and Ken Cook's "Fill 'em up to Overflowin'" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The August 29, 2012 show includes Janice Gilbertson's "Maybe it's Your Calling" and Diane Tribitt's "Headin' Out" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The August 22, 2012 show includes Deanna McCall's "Endangered" from the first volume of The BAR-D Roundup and Red Steagall's "The Memories in Grandmother's Trunk" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three..

The August 15, 2012 show includes Chris Isaacs' recitation of Sunny Hancock's "Change on the Range" and DW Groethe's "Yearlin' Heifers" from the first volume of The BAR-D Roundup.

The August 8, 2012 show includes Yvonne Hollenbeck's "A Plain Ol' Ranchwife" and

's "The Worst One to Buck" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The August 1, 2012 show (dedicated to the memory of Bud Strom) includes Ray Owens' "Tracks That Won't Blow Out" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four and Andy Nelson's "My Shoeing Rig" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The July 25, 2012 show includes Jay Snider's "Of Horses and Men" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four and Randy Rieman's recitation of Badger Clark's "The Married Man" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The July 11, 2012 show includes Georgie Sicking's "Housewife" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four  and Yvonne Hollenbeck's "Sorting Time" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Six.

The June 27, 2012 show includes Randy Rieman's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "An Old Western Town from from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four and Waddie Mitchell and Larry McWhorter's recitation of Larry McWhorter's poem, "Cowboy Count Yer Blessings" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Six.

The June 20, 2012 show includes Diane Tribitt's "Live Life Backward" and and Jess Howard's recitation of Pat Richardson's "Cowboy Poets" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven.

The June 6, 2012 show includes Ken Cook's "Best for Now" and  Deanna McCall's "The Hired Hand," from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven.

The May 30, 2012 show includes
John Dofflemyer's "Our Time" and