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"Strong Western Winds." February 15, 2019

"Strong Western Winds." This episode's songs are about wind. Wind's physical power is featured in many western songs because it is such a big factor in cowboy work, range and animal duties, farming and more. But, wind is also the spirit of the universe. Its invisible yet powerful force often symbolizes movement and change, such as in the phrase "the winds of change." In today's  songs there are both the physical and  representational dimensions of the wind. Teacher  Bert McCoy says that: "the wind plays its own music." That's so true but the wind also inspires music, as we will hear...

“Fresh From the Festival, Part 3.” December 7, 2018

Fresh From the Festival, Part 3.”  This episode concludes our 3-part series of music and cowboy poetry from artists who performed in November at the International Western Music Association festival in Albuquerque,  New Mexico. Mary Kaye, the High Country Cowboys, Notable Exceptions and more than a dozen  artists on this episode!