I am pleased to report that my CD, WEST OF SOMEWHERE, continues to have good sales and get good reviews. In fact, it was recently reviewed by Canadian Cowboy Country magazine. In addition, we are getting good air play on the various stations that feature a cowboy music radio show.
I recorded the album in Jim Jones’ Albuquerque studio, with Jim producing and providing much of the musical and vocal backup. Jim and I have performed together since we first met at a jam session at the Academy of Western Artists doo-da a few years ago. Jim is a great performer and songwriter and we manage to have a lot of fun together while going down the road.
WEST OF SOMEWHERE is compiled of a group of western songs that we tested before audiences all over the Southwest. I like the approach of recording songs that you already know that the audiences enjoy. This album includes several songs written by Ian Tyson, the cowboy music icon, along with tunes by Tom Russell and Townes Van Zandt. Great tunesmiths, all.
You can get a copy of WEST OF SOMEWHERE by clicking on the appropriate icon at the top of this page. Or just send $17 (check or money order) to Buscadero Productions, P.O. Box 1134, Alpine, Texas, 79831. Be sure to include a note if you’d like for me to sign it for you.
Western music is simply a pure form of folk music. I’m always looking for songs that will speak to western people. Western songs don’t always have to touch on tumbleweeds, cactus, coyotes, and dead horses, but they do have to touch your heart in some way or another.
Cowboys? The world is full of cowboys because everyone is from WEST OF SOMEWHERE.
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