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Below we list some new and classic Cowboy Christmas books and music and we leave a list for Santa with some Christmas Picks of items released in 2006.

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Visit Christmas at the BAR-D, our daily Christmas celebration, where we add new poetry,  news, and features daily during the season. 

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Some recent books, recordings, magazines, and art we'd be glad to find under the BAR-D Christmas tree...

Below:

2006 cowboy poetry picks
2006 Western music picks
More from 2006

Award winners, timeless picks:  poetry, music and art

Western Christmas books and music

2006 Cowboy Poetry Picks

Prairie Wife by Elizabeth Ebert
What Would Martha Do? and other poems by Yvonne Hollenbeck
Turning to Face the Wind by Jane Morton
West River Waltz
by DW Groethe
Sunny by Sunny Hancock
Collisions of Reckless Love and Rock 'n' Rowel by Paul Zarzyski
  Cowboy Classics by Dick Morton
Blazin' Bloats & Cows on Fire! or It's Hard to Blow Out a Holstein by Baxter Black
Peggy Godfrey Live: Write 'Em Cowboy by Peggy Godfey
Cowboy Poetry: A Woman Ranching in the Rockies by Kent Gunnufson
Rhymes and Damn Lies by Mike Puhallo

2006 Western Music Picks

Sweethearts in Carhartts by Jean Prescott
  Bucking Horse Moon by Wylie & the Wild West
Woodsmoke at Sundown by Dean Cook
Moonlight and Skies by Don Edwards

 

And more from 2006...

 Tales From Cowboy Country: Stories from COWBOY MAGAZINE edited by Darrell Arnold
Bullrider DVD

 

More picks, continued after this message from the BAR-D:



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CDs are sent by first class mail. Please order by December 15 to ensure delivery by Christmas.  We'll be glad to enclose a gift card for you.

If you are ordering by mail, also email us, and we'll do our best to ship your CD in time for Christmas.

Award winners, timeless picks:  poetry, music and art


Jack Thorp's Songs of the Cowboys, by Mark L. Gardner, with music by Gardner and Rex Rideout
Buck Ramsey's Grass, With Essays on His Life and Work, edited by Scott Braucher and Bette Ramsey
Of Horses and Men, by Jay Snider
From My Window and other poems by Yvonne Hollenbeck
Good Medicine: Humorous Stories and Poems from COWBOY MAGAZINE, edited by Darrell Arnold
The Breaker in the Pen, by Joel Nelson
Good for What Ails You, by Doris Daley
Gallows for a Gunman
, by Rod Miller
Ridin' & Rhymin'  by Far Away Films 
Beneath a Western Sky by Linda Kirkpatrick
Cowboy Rhythm by Horse Crazy
The art of Tom Morgan
The art of Joelle Smith
The art of Tim Cox

Always great gifts:

Cowboy Magazine
American Cowboy
Western Horseman
Rope Burns
Cowboy Troubadour

 

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Cowboy Christmas Books and Music


2006 Cowboy Poetry Picks

 

  Esteemed South Dakota poet Elizabeth Ebert's new book, Prairie Wife, includes over 60 new poems. The book's endorsements by two other respected poets, friends, and fellow ranch folk speak volumes about her and her work. Montana "poet, picker, and cowhand" DW Groethe comments, 

Elizabeth Ebert, truly, is one of the few in the "cowboy poetry" world that has lived the life they write about. Her poems, from the humorous to the downright heartbreaking, have an intimacy that can only be found by having been there. When she speaks, words dance. You want to know what life out here is really all about?  Read Elizabeth's poems. You will never regret it. She has taken our thoughts and given them say.

Award-winning poet Yvonne Hollenbeck, who ranches with her husband in South Dakota writes, in part:

...Known in the western entertainment world as "the grand dame of cowboy poetry," Elizabeth has an eloquent style of writing about a lifestyle that most everyone, especially those of us living on ranches, understands and identifies with. Her choice of words and perfect meter have set a standard for modern day cowboy poets... 

Married 60 years, Elizabeth Ebert and her husband S. J. still live on their original place near Thunder Hawk, South Dakota.  Read more about the book and see the contents list here in our feature about Elizabeth Ebert.

Prairie Wife, illustrated by Elizabeth Ebert's granddaughter Jodie Ebert, is available for $15, plus $3 postage for one or two copies, from Elizabeth Ebert, 10930 208th Ave., Lemmon, SD 57638.

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Named
Western Music Association
Top Female Poet
2006

   Yvonne Hollenbeck has released her first solo CD in several years,  What Would Martha Do? and other poems. There are 14 original poems by Yvonne Hollenbeck, including the title track, which was named "the most popular cowboy poem of 2005" by Western Music Association (WMA) disk jockeys (and is included on The BAR-D Roundup. See the complete. Beginning with the first track, "A Plain Ol' Ranchwife," and throughout, she presents engaging poems that come from life she shares with her husband Glen--who she credits as "the cowboy behind the poetry"--on their South Dakota ranch. 

Yvonne is one of today's top performers, featured at the top gatherings across the country, including the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, and named the Western Music Association's Top Female Poet in 2006 and the Academy of Western Artists' Top Female Poet in 2005. She's the only two-time winner of the Will Rogers Medallion Award (for her books, From My Window and Where Prairie Flowers Bloom).

View the track list and more about the CD here.

What Would Martha Do? and other poems is available for $18 postpaid from: Yvonne Hollenbeck - 30549 291st Street, Clearfield, South Dakota 57580 - 605/557-3559 email, www.YvonneHollenbeck.com


Jane Morton's new CD, Turning to Face the Wind, includes 19 tracks of her original poetry, tales that chronicle her family's Colorado ranching roots. The poems are from her book, Cowboy Poetry: Turning to Face the Wind, recipient of the Will Rogers Medallion Award, the Fred Olds Poetry Award from Westerners International, and a Willa Literary Award finalist.  

Jane Morton's poem "Yoo-hoo," which is included on her new CD, is a part of The BAR-D Roundup. See the complete track list for Turning to Face the Wind here, where you can also read some of the included poems.

Turning to Face the Wind is available from Jane Morton for $18 postpaid. For orders, contact Jane Morton by email.


dwwestriverfront.jpg (16235 bytes)  Cowboy, poet, and musician DW Groethe's West River Waltz, is a collection of over 70 poems and the lyrics from each of his four recordings, published by Cowboy Miner Productions. Hal Cannon, Founding Director of the Western Folklife Center, calls  DW Groethe's work "fine craftsmanship" and "good magic." Doris Daley comments, "I want to move to the too dry, too wet, too windy, too hot and too cold West River country. Not because DW makes the climate sound so appealing, but because hours spent listening to his poems and music make me feel already at home there. And maybe I'd hear magic in the wind to make me write as authentically, as sparingly and as honestly as this remarkably talented Western writer and singer..."   Read more and see the book's contents list here.

In 2005, DW Groethe was invited to the Library of Congress, The Kennedy Center, and the National Folk Festival.

The hardcover, 224-page West River Waltz (ISBN 1-931735) is available for $20 plus $4.50 postage from DW Groethe, PO Box 144, Bainville, MT 59212, (602) 569-6063.


 

  Created in 2005 from existing tapes, Sunny includes some of the best-loved recitations by Sunny Hancock (1931-2003) of his poems and those by Bruce Kiskaddon, Howard Parker, J. W. Beeson, and Wallace McRae (see the entire track list here). Sunny is available for $18 postpaid.

Order CDs from: Alice Hancock, 93509 Leehmann Lane, Lakeview, OR 97630. 

Read more about both CDs and read about Sunny Hancock and some of his poetry in our feature here.


Montana's popular "Polish-hobo-rodeo poet" Paul Zarzyski has released two startlingly creative CDs of poetry and music, Collisions of Reckless Love and Rock 'n' Rowel

Collisions of Reckless Love is described by the producers, "Within and throughout this keenly arranged and choreographed troupe, poetry integrates and interacts with music in fresh and engaging ways, as Paul demonstrates yet again that all poetsCowboy" or otherwiseare, first and foremost, human being poets writing about living and dying on Planet Earth. (And sometimes beyond.)..." Of Rock 'n' Rowel, they say, "...Metaphorically put, Charles Badger Clark crosses trails with George Carlin and "Deadwood's" Calamity Jane. Go aheadeavesdrop on the banter and antics of their colorful romp, to a backdrop of dancehall piano, rodeo organ, speak-easy saxophone and roadhouse cello and drums."

We're pleased to have selections from each and more of Paul's poetry in our feature about him here

The Collisions of Reckless Love and Rock 'n' Rowel CDs, produced by Open Path Music, are available exclusively at The Western Folklife Center for $15.99 each plus shipping and handling. CDs can also be ordered online at www.westernfolklife.org or phone 775-738-7508, ext 2. See our feature here   

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   Baxter Black's book, Blazin' Bloats & Cows on Fire! or It's Hard to Blow Out a Holstein, a "collection of tall tales and poems about the real life of cowboys in the 21st century." 

From the inside flap: "Blazin' Bloats features tales of intrigue, adventure, collisions, cows, cowboys, dogs, chickens, alpacas, and even Lebkuchens. Here you will find answers to questions like: "How did that fella set his hat on fire?" "What is the penalty for cow dancing?" "Why does America need cowboys?" It is cowboy enlightenment with heavy bouts of laughter!"  

Visit Baxter's web site, www.BaxterBlack.com or order from Amazon.


  Colorado rancher Peggy Godfrey's new CD, Peggy Godfrey Live: Write 'Em Cowboy, includes over two dozen tracks of her poetry (see the entire track list here).  

Read more about Peggy Godfrey and some of her poetry in our feature here

Peggy Godfrey Live: Write 'Em Cowboy is available for $17 postpaid from Peggy Godfrey, 19157 County Road 60, Moffat, CO 81143-9708.


   The new Cowboy Poetry: A Woman Ranching in the Rockies DVD is a warm and insightful portrait of poet and rancher Peggy Godfrey by award-winning filmmaker Kent Gunnufson.

The included biographical film, The Miracle of Peggy Godfrey, tells the story of her hard-fought ranching career, through striking images and her own voice, in stories and poetry. The film delves deeply into "the miracle" of the impressive and irrepressible Peggy Godfrey. Her courage, faith, devotion to principle, and endless energy are brought out in surprising and moving ways. The film is accompanied by music and voiceovers by Jon Chandler. 

Other features on the DVD include additional separate sections with Peggy's recitations of twelve of her poems, more from rancher Skip Crowe, and an interesting collection of outtakes.  (See our feature here.)

The DVD's regular price is $23.95, but it is available for a limited time for $13.95 postpaid to CowboyPoetry.com visitors. Visit the Mountain Magazine web site for more, including on-line ordering information (include the word "Molly" in the ordering instructions to be eligible for the discount). The DVD is also available by mail from: Kent Gunnufson, 8826 E. Florida Ave., G-6, Denver, CO  80347.


  Award-winning reciter Dick Morton 's new CD, Cowboy Classics, includes his recitations of poems by S. Omar Barker, Bruce Kiskaddon, E. A. Brininstool, Henry Herbert Knibbs, and Charles Badger Clark, and others.  Noted musicians and music historians Mark L. Gardner and Rex Rideout (collaborators on the new Jack Thorp's Songs of the Cowboys book and recording) back up the 15 tracks in a fine marriage of music and poetry.  

Dick Morton, who has performed at gatherings across the West, took home the championship buckle as the top serious reciter at the 2005 Cowboy Poetry Rodeo. See the entire Cowboy Classics track list here.  His recitation of Badger Clark's "A Cowboy's Prayer" is a part of The BAR-D Roundup.

Cowboy Classics is available for $15 postpaid. Order via e-mail to dickandjane2@earthlink.net or by mail to: Dick Morton, 7961 E. Natal Ave., Mesa, AZ 85209.


   Baxter Black's book, Blazin' Bloats & Cows on Fire! or It's Hard to Blow Out a Holstein, a "collection of tall tales and poems about the real life of cowboys in the 21st century." From the inside flap: "Blazin' Bloats features tales of intrigue, adventure, collisions, cows, cowboys, dogs, chickens, alpacas, and even Lebkuchens. Here you will find answers to questions like: "How did that fella set his hat on fire?" "What is the penalty for cow dancing?" "Why does America need cowboys?" It is cowboy enlightenment with heavy bouts of laughter!"  Visit Baxter's web site, www.BaxterBlack.com.


   Popular British Columbia poet and rancher Mike Puhallo's sixth book, Rhymes and Damn Lies, is now available. Mike is a sort of poetic troubadour, roaming the contemporary Western landscape and turning his observations into verse: seasons, ranching challenges, cattle, fires, wildlife, city folks, holidays, friends, and the like. Many of those pieces find their way into his weekly "Meadow Muffins," which are carried by a number of newspapers and electronic outlets, and this book includes some of the best of those pieces.  The poems in this book celebrate his gift: getting a story across in a few lines, usually with a fine balance of wit and wisdom.

See the book's entire contents list and a short review here.

This is Mike's fourth collaboration with top cartoonist Wendy Liddle. Rhymes and Damn Lies, (softcover) is available for $9.95 postpaid (US or Canada) from Mike's web site, www.twilightranch.com; by mail from Mike Puhallo, 8584 Westsyde Rd, Kamloops, BC, V2B 8S3, (250) 579-5667, mikepuhallo@direct.ca; and from the publisher, Hancock House, http://www.hancockhouse.com, 1-800-938-1114.


 

See information about all the cowboy poetry books and recordings released in 2006 and mentioned at the BAR-D here.

 


2006 Western Music Picks

 

Sweetheartscoverjsm1.JPG (7168 bytes)  Texas singer and songwriter Jean Prescott breaks new ground with her Sweethearts in Carhartts recording that celebrates ranching women of the West.

The CD is brimming with outstanding collaborations with poets and other writers, and with today's top musical talents, both vocal and instrumental. Most of the songs are co-written with top female poets, including Carole Jarvis, Yvonne Hollenbeck, and Doris Daley. The title comes from a song by poet, singer, and songwriter DW Groethe ("The Carhartt Song"). In addition to other pieces, one poem is inspired by poet Audrey Hankins' poem, "Hollyhocks"; 85-year old rancher and Cowgirl Hall of Fame inductee Georgie Sicking recites one of her poems; and one song, "The Boots Her Daddy Wore," is co-written by top singer and songwriter Kip Calahan, from a story told by Andrea McWhorter Waitley, widow of Larry McWhorter, about their daughter, Abigail. 

Popular singer, songwriter and Texas Poet Laureate Red Steagall comments, "I have often said that women were the cement that held the West together...Jean has done a tremendous job of expressing the emotions and dedication of ranch women. Her co-writers have a vast experience in the ranching lifestyle and have contributed their thoughts lyrically and musically in a masterful way." 

We're pleased to have selections of poems and lyrics from Sweethearts in Carhartts in a feature here.

Sweethearts in Carhartts is available for $17 postpaid in the US (add $5 shipping for international orders) from Prescott Music, P. O. Box 194, Ovalo, TX  79541, 325-583-2551, www.jeanprescott.com, allow 3-4 weeks for shipping.


wwbuckinghorselg.jpg (24000 bytes)  Wylie & the Wild West have a new CD, Bucking Horse Moon, which features original songs by Wylie Gustafson and others written by Johnny Cash, DW Groethe, Paul Zarzyski, Ian Tyson, Tom Russell, and others, along with harmony vocals by Juni Fisher

Read a media release here and see the entire track list here in our feature about Wylie & the Wild West.

The band received the 2006 Western Music Association Award for Best Western Swing Album of the Year for their previous release, Live at the Tractor.

Visit the band's web site for track samples, to order, and more.


DCwoodsmokesmj.JPG (3166 bytes)  Arizona singer, songwriter, and poet Dean Cook has a new CD filled with acoustic cowboy music and original songs, Woodsmoke at Sundown. Dean has an understated delivery, which perfectly underscores his humorous pieces, such as "The New Cowboy's Lament," "Feather Duster Cowboy," and "Rimrock Reverie." The wide range of songs includes ballads, historical pieces, an inventive "Talking Hard Rock Miner Blues," a sweet waltz, and a number of playful tunes.

Last year Dean Cook was named as an Arizona Culturekeeper, recognized for "keeping alive the music, poetry, and tall tales of Arizona and the West."

Woodsmoke at Sundown includes 14 of Dean's original songs. See the track list here in our feature that includes some of Dean's lyrics and poetry. The CD is available for $17 postpaid from: AZMINSTREL MUSIC, P.O. Box 6137, Glendale, AZ 85312-6137.


  Don Edwards has a new CD, Moonlight and Skies, with a great assortment of old songs ("St. Louis Blues," "My Blue Heaven"), obscure songs ("The Dying Cowboy of Rimrock Ranch"), and some of Don's most requested songs ("Coyotes," "That's How the Yodel Was Born"). Accompanying him on the 13 tracks are Rich O'Brien, Nancy Blake, Norman Blake, Cindy Cashdollar, Mark Abbott, Jon Chandler, Bob Boatright, Joey McKenzie, and others.   Don writes in the liner notes, "I hope you folks will enjoy this record as much as we enjoyed making it. No message, no agenda, no nothin' - just playing music with some friends who just happen to be great players as well as great people whom I love and admire." See the track list here.  The CD is available directly from Don Edwards' web site, Western Jubilee, Amazon, and other outlets.


 

See information about all the Western music recordings released in 2006 and mentioned at the BAR-D here.

 


More from 2006...

   Tales From Cowboy Country: Stories from COWBOY MAGAZINE, edited by Darrell Arnold with a foreword by Red Steagall, is the second collection in a series, following the popular collection of humorous stories, Good Medicine, edited by Arnold with an introduction by Baxter Black.  

Tales from Cowboy Country is filled with the stories from the magazine, whose mission, according to editor and publisher Arnold, is to "tell the world about the cowboy, not the movie cowboy who is largely a mythological figure, but the working cowboy ­ the man on horseback who works cattle on the western ranches."  

The 34 stories and 4 poems include contributions from Darrell Arnold, Lori Babler, Barb Baker, Barbara Bockelman, H.W. Boozer, Margie Bradley, Jimbo Brewer, Tom Bryant, Red Cloud, W. O, "Dub" Covington, Chuck Cusimano, J. Cusimano, Robert Dennis, John Duncklee, Hank Elling, James Fisher, David Frazier, Don Hambrick, Jack Hanks, Oly Hermitt, A.V. Hudson, Don Jones, Frank Jordan, Billy Krieg, Landon Lamb, Walt LaRue, Mike Logan, Bill Lowman, Slim McNaught, Robert M. Miller D.V.M., Robin Morris, Raymond Price, Daryl Reed, Joe Ribary, Kenneth Romriell, Bonnie Shields, Viv Spencer, Red Steagall, Bob Strand, Colen Sweeten, Eugene C. Vories, Justin Wells and Stephen Zimmer.  The softcover book is available for $15 postpaid from COWBOY MAGAZINE,  P.O. Box 126, La Veta CO 81055, 719-742-5250.  Read more about it at the COWBOY MAGAZINE web site.


  A new DVD, Bullrider, is garnering a lot of interest and positive reviews. From the producers:

In BULLRIDER, danger is the name of the game, but the gentle heart of the cowboy athlete that plays the game comes as a complete surprise. Their tolerance for pain, their camaraderie, their courage, their Christian cowboy life-style, their desire to excel and conquer from within, their acceptance of the possibility of death and their ability to "cowboy-up" is like no other athlete. We tried to capture it all in our feature, BULLRIDER, as we traveled with them through the highly-charged PBR season.

It is available now on DVD at www.bullridermovie.com.

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See information about all the Western music recordings released in 2006 and mentioned at the BAR-D here.

 


Award winners, timeless picks:  poetry, music and art

 

  Jack Thorp's Songs of the Cowboys (Museum of New Mexico Press, 2005), is a tribute to the man who was cowboy music's first collector; a significant contribution to western music history; and an enlightening and entertaining experience for readers and listeners. The book is edited and introduced by western historian and musician Mark L. Gardner, with illustrations by noted western artist and cowboy Ronald Kil, and accompanied by a CD recording performed by Mark L. Gardner and Rex Rideout.

Jack Thorp's Songs of the Cowboys includes songs and poems from Thorp's original book and an  expanded 1921 edition, and also a previously uncollected song found in a Thorp manuscript ("Ti Ri Youdy"). On the accompanying CD, Mark Gardner and Rex Rideout play the songs on vintage instruments in the style they would have been heard in Thorp's time. 

Mark Gardner's recitation of Jack Thorp's "What's Become of the Punchers" is a part of The BAR-D Roundup.

Read more about the book at Mark Gardner's site, and read Jeri Dobrowski's report, with photos, on Gardner and Rideout's session at the 2005 Cody Cowboy Songs and Range Ballads event and her expanded article with more about the Thorp project.  

See the feature here

Jack Thorp's Songs of the Cowboys (ISBN: 0890134782) book with accompany CD, is available from the Museum of New Mexico Press for $24.95 plus postage; from CD Baby, where you can listen to track samples from the CD; and from other booksellers, including Amazon.


 

   Buck Ramsey’s Grass, With Essays on His Life and Work, a commemorative edition and CD edited by Scott Braucher and Bette Ramsey, with a foreword by Byron Price, is an exceptional production from Texas Tech University Press.  From the publisher's description, "First published as And As I Rode Out on the Morning, Buck Ramsey’s epic poem of cowboy life is a classic. In this edition, the editors have restored the poem’s original title, Grass, and have gathered insightful commentaries on Ramsey’s work from poets, musicians, historians, and others devoted to the cowboy way and movement. Completing the package are Ramsey’s original short story on which he based the poem and a CD of the original 1990 recording of Ramsey performing Grass in John Hartford’s home studio in Nashville, introduced by Andy Wilkinson."  Read more here at the publisher's site.

Buck Ramsey, known as "the spiritual leader of the cowboy poetry movement," left an important legacy when he died in 1998.  He received a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and two Western Heritage Wrangler Awards from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame (now the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum) for his recordings. His work and life offer continual inspiration and education.  

"Anthem," from the included CD, is a part of The BAR-D Roundup.

See our feature about Buck Ramsey here.  Stay tuned for our feature on this book.

Buck Ramsey's Grass, With Essays on His Life and Work is available for $29.95 from Amazon.com and other booksellers and directly from:

Texas Tech University Press
2903 4th St.
Lubbock, TX, 79412
806.742.2982


Named
Academy of Western Artists' (AWA)
Best Cowboy Poetry Recording
2006

  Of Horses and Men by Jay Snider includes 15 tracks of his original poetry. Jay has earned praise from all quarters, including top poet Pat Richardson, who says, "Jay Snider is the real deal. He seems to have it all: the ability to write good poems, he knows what cowboying is all about, and can recite it with the best of them. If you find a cowboy better at any of those three, I'd like to meet him.”  Jay, who has appeared at gatherings across the country, was a top winner at the Cowboy Poetry Rodeo for two years running, and has been invited to the 2006 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko (January 28-February 4, 2006). 

"300 Miles to Go" from this CD is a part of The BAR-D Roundup.

Read more about Jay and some of his poetry here and at his web site.

Of Horses and Men is available for $19 postpaid from:

Jay Snider
Route 1, Box 167
Cyril, Oklahoma 73029


Named
Western Music Association
Top Female Poet
2006

 

   From My Window and other poems by AWA Female Poet of the Year Yvonne Hollenbeck contains 65 new poems -- including the wildly popular "What Would Martha Do?"-- together with pioneer stories, vintage photos, poetry about quilts and quilters, and holiday poetry.

Among those with early praise for the book are Red Steagall (2006 Texas State Poet Laureate), who has written, in part, "The ability to project life scenes through poetry is a very special and rewarding gift...the window she paints poetic scenes through is very clear and easy for all of us to see ...She is truly a special gift to mankind.  Take the time to read her poetry and enjoy ranch life as she sees it "from her window."; and Pat Richardson, who comments, in part, "...People like Yvonne and Baxter Black have a gift that can't be learned. It's the ability to "connect" with people, and it doesn't matter if they've never been close to a cow, or raised with them ...It's the real gristle and bone of real ranch life from the mind of a great poet."

Read more about Yvonne Hollenbeck, some poetry selections, and see a list of the poems included in From My Window and other poems here

From My Window and other poems is available for $15 postpaid from: 

Yvonne Hollenbeck
30549 291st Street
Clearfield, South Dakota 57580
605/557-3559
email
www.YvonneHollenbeck.com


  Pat Richardson Unhobbled, Cowboy Poetry, Stories, and Outright Lies by Pat Richardson includes his original art, vintage personal and rodeo photos, and over 50 stories and poems. What's left to be said about the man with the dangerously hilarious imagination who creates mostly twisted, comic poetry?  

See a complete contents listing and our review here.

Pat Richardson Unhobbled, Cowboy Poetry, Stories, and Outright Lies is available for $15, postpaid from Pat Richardson; 562 Breeze Avenue; Merced, California 95348; 209/722-4612 email 


   Good Medicine: Humorous Stories and Poems from COWBOY MAGAZINE, edited by Darrell Arnold with a foreword by Baxter Black, is a fun-filled anthology of "the lighter side of ranching life," featuring stories, poems, numerous illustrations and cartoons that have appeared in COWBOY MAGAZINE

Poets in Good Medicine include Mike Logan, D.W. Groethe, Larry McWhorter, Darrell Arnold, Doug Baker, Ken Romriell, and Colen H. Sweeten, Jr..  

There are stories by Frank Jordan, Robert Dennis, Chuck Cusimano, Robert M. Miller, Sally Harper Bates, Eugene C. Vories, Ken Romriell, Sam Dawson, Shirley Weaver, Rolf M. Flake, Red Wolverton, Noel Fell, Willard Hollopeter, Jimbo Brewer, Lou Udall, 'Mad' Jack Hanks, Landon W. Lamb, Billy Krieg, Robert Mitchell King, Tom Bryant, Ben Nichols, Jr., Barbara Bockelman, John Metts, Oly Hermitt, Roger Allgeier, Mackey Hedges, and Gary Dunshee.

Artists and cartoonists include 'Mad' Jack Hanks, Bonnie Shields, Walt LaRue, Justin Wells, D. L. Frazier, A-10 Etcheverry, and Robert M. Miller.

Good Medicine: Humorous Stories and Poems from COWBOY MAGAZINE is available from COWBOY MAGAZINE for $15 from:

COWBOY MAGAZINE
P.O. Box 126
La Veta, CO 81055
719-742-5250  


  The Breaker in the Pen by Joel Nelson, first released in 1999, is available again, after a long period of being "sold out."  The Breaker in the Pen, is the only Cowboy Poetry recording ever nominated for a Grammy Award. Baxter Black has commented that it "raised the bar for Cowboy Poetry for 1000 years."  

The CD's 15 tracks include Joel Nelson's modern classic, "The Men Who Ride No More"; "Shadow on the Cutbank"; "Sundown in the Cow Camp"; "The Final Run on the Deadwood Stage"; his signature recitation of Buck Ramsey's "Anthem"; Rod McQueary's "For Life"; and other selections, with background guitar and harmonica music by Lew and Gail Steiger (Gail Steiger produced the CD).

The Breaker in the Pen is available for $18.50 postpaid from:

Joel Nelson
PO Box 1021
Alpine, TX 79831


Named
Western Music Association
Female Vocalist of the Year
2006

 

   Juni Fisher, 2006 Western Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year, 2006 Academy of Western Artists' Female Vocalist of the Year and 2005 Western Music Association Crescendo Award winner, has a new CD, Cowgirlography

Red Geetar Records announces:  "Cowgirlography describes this new Juni Fisher release to a TEE! Swing your saddle on a westward wind and enjoy the ride as she takes you from a county fair race track to the work pens and a lady vaquero's way of training, from a dying wrangler's last request to a rollicking celebration of the Cowgirl and the ways of the West. Dedicated to the late great Western Artist, Joelle Smith, this celebration of the Cowgirl is a must have!"

Wylie Gustafson of Wylie and the Wild West says of Juni Fisher's talents, "... she can put a twist on a western tune like a 6 year old bull on a hemp rope."  (Read more praise from many at Juni's web site:  www.JuniFisher.net.)

Her moving song written for Joelle Smith, Goodnight Good Pony Goodnight is included on Cowgirlography. In addition to the solo tracks, Juni sings "I Hope She'll Love Me" with the Sons of the San Joaquin's Joe Hannah.  The CD includes Juni's original songs; a collaboration with Lisa Aschmann, "To Remember the Alamo"; "The West," written by Jack Hannah and Baxter Black; her version of Leonard Cohen's "Ballad of the Runaway Horse," and the traditional tune, "The Brazos." See the entire track list here.

Cowgirlography is available for $16 postpaid from Red Geetar Records, 2105 Granville Rd, Franklin, TN 37064 and from www.JuniFisher.com.


Recipient of the
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Musuem
Western Heritage Award
2006

 

  Red Steagall's The Wind, The Wire and the Rail CD includes 8 songs and 2 poems.  From the official description: "The West we know today is possible because of the windmill, the railroad and the barbed wire.  Sit back and listen as Red spins his magic with stories and songs that paint images of the struggles and survival of the men and women of the glorious West."  The CD is available for $16.95 plus postage from Cowboy Favorites (Red's mercantile) and also by phone: 800-457-7966.


janemortonturnface.jpg (24552 bytes)  Cowboy Poetry: Turning to Face the Wind by Jane Morton

Past Lariat Laureate Jane Morton has a fine new book, Cowboy Poetry: Turning to Face the Wind, beautifully published by Cowboy Miner Productions.  BAR-D visitors have long enjoyed the tales of Jane's ranching family, and this book fills in the history from the earliest days through the recent fires that ravaged the area, along with great stories and photos that bring it all to life. It's an important contribution to Western heritage, and early praise includes words from Waddie Mitchell and others. Read all about it here and see a review here.  

This book was a winner of the 2004 Will Rogers Medallion Book Award, the 2005 Arizona Book Publishers' Glyph Award, and a 2005 Willa Literary Award Finalist.

The handsome hardcover book is available for $24.45 postpaid from Jane Morton, 12710 Abert Way Colorado Springs, CO 80908 and from SilverCreek Books & Music


Named
Academy of Western Artists
Top Female Poet
2004

 

  Good for What Ails You, by Doris Daley was recorded live in concert in September, 2005. It contains "Answering Machine," "Bones," "Bless these Hands," "My Perfume," "End Times," "Dear Charlie," "Skunk in the Bunkhouse," and many more poems and a few musical surprises

Read more about Doris Daley and some of her poetry here and visit her web site

Good for What Ails You is available for $20.00 (Canada) $18.00 (US) plus postage from:

www.dorisdaley.com

Box 4427, Station C
Calgary, AB Canada
T2T 5N2


  Galllows for a Gunman, a novel by Rod Miller, received praise, from Dale L. Walker, "Rod Miller is a rising star in Westerns," and others. Read more on Rod's page here, along with the publisher's introduction of the book, which includes the intriguing question, "...are some people too evil to really die?"

Rod is one of Western Horseman's most frequently-published poets, and American Cowboy has published at least 12 of his poems.  Rod's story, "A Border Dispute," (featured in Lone Star Law) was named as a 2006 Spur Award Finalist by the Western Writers of America

Read more about Rod Miller and some of his poetry here.

  Gallows for the Gunman, was featured by USA Today in their 2005 Holiday Gift Guide, in a November 30, 2005 article by Deirdre Donahue, "How to Keep Sane on the Plane"

Gallows for the Gunman is available for $5.99 plus postage from Amazon.com, Pinnacle Books, and other booksellers.


  Now on DVDRidin' & Rhymin', the award-winning documentary by Greg Snider and Dawn Smallman of Far Away Films about real-deal female cowboy and poet Georgie Sicking.  Hal Cannon, Founding Director of the Western Folklife Center, comments, "Georgie Sicking is why 'to cowboy' is best used as a verb to explain a work, a life, and a big open land. This film captures her level gazed life in such a powerful way that it defines the American West." 

From the powerful opening backdrop of wide Wyoming skies and throughout the often dazzling canvas of the film, the viewer is captivated by this admirable woman's courage and determination.  See our feature about the Ridin' & Rhymin' here, which includes stills from the film and more about Georgie Sicking. 

Ridin' & Rhymin'  is available for $20.00, plus $3.95 for shipping and handling from Far Away Films, LLC; 1148 SE 50th Ave.; Portland, OR 97215  (503) 295-6832 (*specify DVD or VHS format when ordering).


lkbeneath.jpg (19031 bytes)  Linda Kirkpatrick's cowboy poetry CD, Beneath a Western Sky, showcases her award-winning performance talents. Skillfully accompanied on many tracks by Frank Roberts and joined by Joe Wells -- both her long-time partners in "Sunset Serenade" -- their experience in working together comes through with excellent results.

The CD's poems include  original compositions, venerable classics, and poems considered by many to be "modern classics."
"When Roundup Time Comes 'Round" from this CD is a part of The BAR-D Roundup.

See the complete track list here and read some of the included poems. See our review here.

 Beneath a Western Sky is available for $15.50 postpaid from Linda Kirkpatrick, P.O. Box 128, Leakey, Texas 78873.


   The wildly popular Horse Crazy band (Lauralee Northcott, Emele Clothier, and Nadine Van Hees) has a winning CD, Cowboy Rhythm, with 13 tracks of songs by Patsy Montana, Chuck Pyle, Devon Dawson, Jack Thorp, Gene Autry, Dave Stamey, and others. See the track list here, and visit their web site for additional details.


  Artist Tom Morgan sculpted "Ponderin' Lines 'n Lyrics" as a tribute to cowboy poets.  He describes it as a "tribute to those whose words preserve the past."  The inspiration for the piece came about when he purchased a copy of our anthology, The Big Roundup.  "The more I checked into the world of cowboy poetry, the more intrigued I became with how it brought together such a diverse and passionate group of people.  I hope they enjoy the sculpture or at best know that someone out here appreciates their work enough to pay them a tribute," he says.

Like those who inspired the sculpture, Tom has a deep rooted love for Western Heritage.  "The work ethic and basic values of the cowboy culture have brought forth the courage to give life my best effort" says the eighth generation Texan.  He has had a long love for art, yet a fulfilling business career limited his time to pursue his opportunity for creating art.  

Tom Morgan's sculpture, Ponderin' Lines 'n Lyrics, was an Art Spur subject (and Tom generously donated one of the sculptures for a silent auction to benefit CowboyPoetry.com and the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry. You can read the poems inspired by his sculpture and more about Tom Morgan here.

Learn more about Tom Morgan and view his impressive works and more at his web site.


  Joelle Smith's painting, "Heading Home," was the official poster art for Cowboy Poetry Week, 2006, the cover art for The BAR-D Roundup CD, and an Art Spur subject.

Joelle Smith's work is familiar to many in the posters on which her art was featured for Cowboy Poetry and Music Gatherings, including the Santa Clarita Cowboy Poetry And Music Festival, the Monterey Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival, the Visalia Roundup; for the Cowgirl Hall of Fame; and for Western music albums, including those for Don Edwards, Lorraine Rawls, and Wylie and the Wild West.

A friend to many, many in the Western community, Joelle died on August 5, 2005.

Read more about Joelle Smith and see more of her work in our feature here.

Her Rosenbo Print Company, overseen by her mother, Sally Smith, donated a copy of "Heading Home" for a silent auction to benefit CowboyPoetry.com and the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry.

Visit the Joelle Smith web site for more information and more of her art, including originals, open and limited editions, posters, sculpture, and more.


 

Top Western artist Tim Cox' painting, "At His Own Pace," has been selected as the 2007 Cowboy Poetry Week Poster image.

From his official biography:

He was awarded the Will Rogers Western Artist of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists and Friends of Western Art’s Artist of the Year for 2001. His paintings are eagerly sought at art shows like the Prix de West Art Show at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City and has been a three time winner of the Olaf Weighorst Best of Show Award at the Mountain Oyster Club Show in Tucson.

In 2003, Tim Cox was honored with one of the most prestigious awards in the world of western art at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, when the National Academy of Western Art chose his painting for the coveted Prix de West Purchase Award which includes a $5,000 cash award plus a gold medal. Cox's "On to Better Pastures" was the judge's favorite of the over 300 works of art at the 2003 Prix de West Show which featured the works of ninety two highly acclaimed artists. His painting “Along Eagle Creek” was selected as the 2004 winner of the Express Ranches Great American Cowboy Award.

Visit Tim Cox' web site for more about this painting: www.TimCox.com and stay tuned for features about him and about Cowboy Poetry Week, 2007.


  Cowboy Magazine is a quarterly publication dedicated to promoting and preserving the lifestyle of ranchers and cowboys, "by, for, and about the working ranch cowboy." 

See our feature here.  Visit the Cowboy Magazine web site.

$20.00 for a 1 year U. S. subscription (4 issues)
$35.00 for a 2 year U. S. subscription (8 issues)
$50.00 for a 3 year U. S. subscription (12 issues)

www.CowboyMagazine.com

COWBOY MAGAZINE
P.O. Box 126
La Veta, CO 81055
719-742-5250


  American Cowboy  is published bi-monthly, "...a bold, adventurous magazine that portrays the spirit of the West and appeals to the ever-growing number of Western enthusiasts."

See our feature here.  

Visit the American Cowboy magazine web site.

$19.95 for a 1 year U.S. subscription (6 issues)
(free issue and on-line discount available)

www.AmericanCowboy.com

(800) 297-6933


Western Horseman is published monthly, "... one of the oldest horse magazines in the world."

Visit the Western Horseman magazine web site.

$22.00 for a 1 year U. S. subscription (12 issues)

WesternHorseman.com


Cowboy Troubadour, from the publisher of Happy Trails, is a quarterly publication, a "journal for the Western Entertainment Industry." The paper, with full color photos and graphics, is distributed free at events and other locations and is available by subscription, Cowboy Troubadour includes event, gathering, and festival listings for the US and Canada; features and reports about cowboy poetry gatherings and Western festivals; profiles of performers from today and yesterday; news; poems and stories; reviews; music and poetry charts; classified and display advertising, and more.

Read more about what's inside the publication in our feature here.

Visit the Cowboy Troubadour web site.

Two year subscriptions (eight issues) are available:

$20 US
$20 Canada

CowboyTroubadour.com

 


  Rope Burns is published bi-monthly, with "news from the Cowboy Entertainment and Trade Industry." 

See our feature here.

$15.00 for a 1 year U. S. subscription (6 issues)

Subscribe on line

Rope Burns
P.O. Box 35
Gene Autry, OK 73436
580-389-5350

 



A Selection of Cowboy Christmas Books and Recordings

 

Mostly Poetry and Stories

Christmas Waltz, Buck Ramsey
A Charlie Creek Christmas & Other Wint'ry Tales of the West, D. W. Groethe
Cowboy Christmas Mem'ries, Red Nichols and Gene O'Quinn
Wilbur's Christmas Gift
, Rodney Nelson
A Cowboy's Night Before Christmas, Waddie Mitchell
Christmas Poems, Waddie Mitchell
Christmas Tractor, Cindy Ladage and Jane Aumann
A Cowboy Christmas, Anne Tempelman-Kluit (editor)

Mostly Music

Home for the Holidays, Stephanie Davis
Our First Noel
, Belinda Gail, Curly Musgrave, Kip Calahan, and R.W. Hampton
The Christmas Trail, with Sons of the San Joaquin, Rich O'Brien, Don Edwards, Waddie
Mitchell, Michael Martin Murphey, Cowboy Celtic, Peter Rowan, Kelly Willis, and Norman Blake
Merry Christmas (from Our Camp to Yours)
by Jean Prescott, Chris Isaacs, Buck Ramsey, Sky Shivers, and Andy Wilkinson
Christmas in the West with Sons of the San Joaquin, Herb Jeffries, Don Edwards, Suzy Bogguss, Waddie
Mitchell, Michael Martin Murphey, Riders in the Sky and Marty Robbins
An Ordinary Christmas, Andy Wilkinson
Cowboy Christmas
, Michael Martin Murphey  
Cowboy Christmas III
by Michael Martin Murphey
Acoustic Christmas Carols, Michael Martin Murphey
Christmas the Cowboy Way, by Riders in the Sky

 


Mostly Poetry and Stories

  Christmas Waltz, Buck Ramsey

This beautiful poem by one of the greatest Cowboy Poets is presented in a small hardcover book. The book is now out-of-print.  Read the poem here.

Available at Amazon and The Western Folklife Center


 

 

 

  A Charlie Creek Christmas & Other Wint'ry Tales of the West by D. W. Groethe

This book is a work of art in words and illustration, with hand-lettered poems, and black and white and hand-colored illustrations by Scott Nelson and D. W. Groethe.  It includes 7 poems, including A Charlie Creek Christmas.

Available for $10 postpaid from:

D. W. Groethe
PO Box 144
Bainville, MT 59212


christmasmemcd.jpg (17807 bytes)  Cowboy Christmas Mem'ries by Rod Nichols and Gene O'Quinn

This CD of Christmas Cowboy Poetry, Cowboy Christmas Mem'ries "invites the listener to travel back to a simpler time and observe Christmas with the Cowboy as written by Rod Nichols and read by Gene O'Quinn."  See our review here.

Poems included are:

Christmas Mornin' Coffee
Christmas Round the Campfire
A Cowboy Christmas Carol
Christmas at the Bunkhouse
The Storekeep's Christmas
Christmas at Miz Mary's
Christmastime in Texas
A Christmas Mem'ry
The Christmas Story
Cutter Bill's Bar
Ol' Ebb
Christmas Without Snow
Christmas at Line Camp
Rockin' Horse Cowboy

with Billy Curtis on guitar and John Pickul on harmonica


  A Cowboy Christmas, edited by Anne Tempelman-Kluit

A collection of stories and poetry, with poems by S. Omar Barker and others, including David Kelley; stories by Will James, Charles A. Siringo, Andy Adams, Roy Rogers and others; "Stubby Pringle's Christmas" by Jack Schaefer; recipes and much more in a 134-page softcover book.

Available at Amazon and other outlets


Wilbur's Christmas Gift, by Rodney Nelson

A touching poem in a hardcover book from two North Dakota ranchers.  Written by poet Rodney Nelson with illustrations by Scott Nelson, and dedicated to "all mothers who have taught their children the importance of a gift--whether big or small, given or received."

Available for $10.00 plus $2.50 postage from Rodney Nelson, 4905 44th St., Almont, ND 58520  701/843-8081


  A Cowboy's Night Before Christmas, Waddie Mitchell

An original poem in a small hardcover book.

 

Available at SilverCreek Music and Books, Amazon, The Western Folklife Center, Gibbs-Smith and other sources


Christmas Poems by Waddie Mitchell

Poems from Waddie's annual Christmas cards, with Illustrations by Larry Butte..

Available at Waddie Mitchell's Western Jubilee site, The Western Folklife Center, Amazon, and other sources


  Christmas Tractor by Cindy Ladage and Jane Aumann

The third collaboration by Jane Aumann and Cindy Ladage, this children's book is about a "too-little" girl who wants to help get the family tractor ready for the Christmas parade.

Available at Cindy Ladage's web site


 

Mostly Music

 

  Home for the Holidays, Stephanie Davis

Recluse Records and Stephanie Davis proudly present "Home For The Holidays," a warm and wonderful collection of classic and original holiday favorites, as only Stephanie can sing them.  Her charming, refreshing vocals, combined with the masterful touches of Texas' finest musicians, make for a rich and soulful musical experience.  Co-producer Bobby Flores and veteran engineer Bobby Arnold (Neil Young, Doug Sahm, Willie Nelson) offer their incredible talents, and the inimitable Ray Price makes a guest appearance on Stephanie's own destined-to-be-a-classic, "All I Want For Christmas Is You."   Stephanie also offers up a beautiful rendition of her song "The Gift", which has been recorded by Garth Brooks and others, and is becoming a standard at church and school holiday programs around the globe.

1. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
2. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
3. All I Want for Christmas Is You (w Ray Price)
4. (There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays
5. The Gift
6. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
7. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
8. The Diamond O
9. I'll Be Home For Christmas
10. Wondrous Light
11. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

Order from Stephanie Davis' web site or CD Baby.


  Our First Noel, Belinda Gail, Curly Musgrave, Kip Calahan, and R.W. Hampton

 1. Two Step Round the Christmas Tree  / Belinda Gail/Curly Musgrave
 2. This Year My Christmas Wish is Mexico / Kip Calahan
 3. Long Canyon Christmas / RW Hampton
 4. Mary Did You Know / Belinda Gail
 5. Christmas Cookies / Curly Musgrave
 6. The Meaning of Christmas / Kip Calahan
 7. Mary's Little Boy Child / RW Hampton
 8. Till The Season Comes Round Again / Curly Musgrave
 9. Cowboy Christmas Eve / Kip Calahan
10. Wrapped In Glory  / Curly Musgrave/Belinda Gail
11. When My Heart Finds Christmas / RW Hampton
12. What Child is This / Belinda Gail
13. Once Upon a Christmas / Kip Calahan, Belinda Gail, RW Hampton, Curly Musgrave
14. Traditional Christmas Medley / Kip Calahan, Belinda Gail, RW Hampton, Curly Musgrave

Belinda Gail offers a Christmas Special for orders received by December 20, 2005: 1 - 4 CDs - $15.00 each postage paid;
5 or more CDs - $12.00 each postage paid; Special Fan Club Price - $10.00 each postage paid. Contact Belinda Gail,  2120 E. Harvard Ct, Visalia, CA  93292 / 559 733-0808 / cell 559 786-4872 / email: BGailSings@aol.com.  Visit Belinda Gail's web site for more information.

The CD is also available from RW Hampton's site  and Kip Calahan's site.


The Christmas Trail from Western Jubilee

 1. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear - Sons of the San Joaquin
 2. Ridin' Up the Christmas Trail - Don Edwards
 3. Silent Night - Rich O'Brien
 4. A Cowboy's Night Before Christmas - Waddie Mitchell
 5. O Little Town of Bethlehem - Cowboy Celtic
 6. Cowboy Christmas Ball - Michael Martin Murphey
 7. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - Don Edwards
and Peter Rowan
 8. Here Comes Santa Claus - Rich O'Brien
 9. Away In A Manger - Wylie Gustafson & Kelly Willis
10. Christmas Letter - Waddie Mitchell
11. O Holy Night - Sons of the San Joaquin
12. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Cowboy Celtic
13. Everyday is Christmas In The West - Don Edwards
with Norman Blake

Available for $15 plus postage from Western Jubilee


  Merry Christmas (from Our Camp to Yours), Jean Prescott, Chris Isaacs, Buck Ramsey, Sky Shivers

 1. A Cowboy Christmas Prayer
 2. The Gift
 3. Silent Night
 4. Christmas Waltz
 5. A Cowgirl's Christmas Wish
 6. The Christmas Song  7. Luke, Chapter 2, Verses 1-19
 8. Mary's Lullaby
 9. White Christmas
10. The Christmas Pageant
11. We Wish You A Merry Christmas 
 
Available from Jean Prescott's web site.
 

 
  An Ordinary Christmas, by Andy Wilkinson

A unique "celebration of death and rebirth" from a master.  Read more including reviews at Andy Wilkinson's web site.  

All songs written by Andy Wilkinson:

 1. Ground-tied
 2. When the Cottonwoods are Yellow
 3. The Letting-go of Leaves
 4. Both Sides of Living
 5. Vin Santo
 6. The Morning Side of Winter
 7. Hot Coffee
 8. The Day of the Christmas Ball
 9. Coffee at Camp on a Christmas Eve
10, We Angels Sang to the Shepherd Boys
11. Christmas on the Palo Duro
12, Christmas Medley
13. The Prayer that Stilled the Radio
14. The Longest Night of the Year
15. An Ordinary Christmas
16. The Tumbleweed Christmas Tree
17. After the Tree is Down
18. I Am Lifted
19. Into the Spring
20. Snowin' again in Lubbock

With Barry Corbin and musicians Tina Carraway, Joe Carr, Steve Cooper, Alan Crossland, Pernie Fallon, Mark Gillespie, Rusty Hudelson, Kenny Maines, Lloyd Maines, Haillye Miller, LaTronda Moyers, Alan Munde, Cori Lynn Ross, Lesley Sawyer, Cody Seaton, George Stelluto, Jordan Walker, Lucky, and Andy Wilkinson

Available from YellowHouseMusic.com 


  Christmas in the West with Sons of the San Joaquin, Herb Jeffries, Don Edwards, Suzy Bogguss, Waddie Mitchell, Michael Martin Murphey, Riders in the Sky and Marty Robbins 

 1. Sleigh Ride/Jingle Bells Medley
 2. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
 3. Deck The Halls
 4. Everyday Is Christmas In The West
 5. Silent Night
 6. Jolly Old St. Nicholas/The Christmas Letter
 7. Winter Wonderland
 8. White Christmas
 9. Away In A Manger
10, I'll Be Home For Christmas

Available from SilverCreek Music and Books and Don Edwards' site and The Western Folklife Center


  Cowboy Christmas III by Michael Martin Murphey

  1. Are You Going Home For Christmas?
  2. The Old Times Christmas
  3. Draggin In The Christmas Tree
  4. The Kill Pen
  5. Doc's Morning Star Ranch Christmas Trilogy
  6. The Cowboy Christmas Prayer
  7. The Night Before Cowboy Christmas
  8.  Riding The River STYX

Available at Michael Martin Murphey's site 


  Cowboy Christmas, Michael Martin Murphey  


      1. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day/Old Time Christmas  
      2. Jolly Old St. Nicholas/The Christmas Letter  
      3. The Creak of the Leather  
      4. Christmas on the Line   
      5. Sleigh Ride/Jingle Bells   
      6. The Christmas Trail   
      7. Merry Texas Christmas to you All 
      8. Ridin' Home on Christmas Eve  
      9. Corn, Water, and Wood  
     10. The Cowboy Christmas Ball 
     11. Polka Medley: Good King Wenceslas/Under the Double Eagle/Redwing/Golden Slippers 
     12. Christmas Cowboy Style   
     13. The Santa Claus Schottische/Up on the House Top/The Sweetheart Schottische/Oh Susannah/
           Up on the House Top 
     14. Two-Step 'Round the Christmas Tree  
     15. Two Step Medley: Cotton-eyed Joe/Deck the Halls/Buffalo Gals//Soldier's Joy/The Girl I left Behind Me/ 
           Deck the Halls
     16. Log Cabin Home in the Sky  
     17. Waltz Medley: O Christmas Tree/Put Your Little Foot/Westfalia Waltz/Over the Waves/O Christmas Tree  L
     18. Pearls in the Snow 
     19. Good Night Ladies/Auld Lang Syne/The Christmas Dance

Available at Michael Martin Murphey's site and SilverCreek Music and Books and Amazon and other outlets


  Acoustic Christmas Carols, Michael Martin Murphey

      1. Home, Sweet Home   
      2. O Little Town Of Bethlehem   
      3. The First Noel   
      4. In The Bleak Midwinter   
      5. 'Twas In The Moon Of Wintertime   
      6. Away In A Manger   
      7. Joy To The World   
      8. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear   
      9. We Three Kings   
      10. Go Tell It On The Mountain   
      11. Silent Night   
      12. What Child Is This  
      13. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day   
      14. Home, Sweet Home (Reprise)

Available at Michael Martin Murphey's site, SilverCreek Music and Books, The Western Folklife Center , Amazon and other sources



Christmas the Cowboy Way, by Riders in the Sky


       1. Corn, Water And Wood  
       2. Let It Snow/The Last Christmas Medley You'll Ever Need To Hear
       3. The Christmas Yodel   
       4. Sidemeat's Christmas Ball  
       5. The Prairie Dog Christmas Ball   
       6. The Friendly Beasts   
       7. Virgen Maria  
       8. I'll Be Home For Christmas  
       9. An Old Fashioned Christmas Polka 
      10. The Twelve Days Of Cowboy Christmas  
      11. Just Put A Ribbon In Your Hair 
      12. O Come, O Come Emmanuel  

Available from the Riders in the Sky siteSilverCreek Music and Books, Amazon, The Western Folklife Center, and other sources


 

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