Cowboy Tracks

Join Nancy around the campfire to hear authentic western music and cowboy poetry. Something deep in your soul will resonate to stories from the early wranglers, Mexican vaqueros, old West adventurers, Silver Screen buckaroos, contemporary real cowboys, and all who appreciate wide open spaces, freedom, and the western lifestyle.

 

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Cowboy Tracks for 1:00pm on Feb 14th, 2020

"Upcoming Local Shows." Hearing and seeing live western music is something special. Here in Northern California, there are tons of chances to see western performers. In March and April alone, there are more than 36 shows all over the northern part of the state. Today's "Cowboy Tracks" features music from these performers who will be in NorCal soon; some of whom are rarely in the area, such as Mary Kaye, Corb Lund and the High Country Cowboys. (Source of calendar is the Facebook page: "Nancy's NorCal Events List: Western Music, Cowboy Poetry, Old West Heritage")

Cowboy Tracks for 1:00pm on Feb 7th, 2020

"Chart Toppers." Different music genres have their own music charts, such as Billboard's charts for pop, R&B/hip-hop and country. Western music also has a charts published by the International Western Music Association. Today's show features January 2020's Top 10 Most Played Songs plus a few interludes with songs from top western swing albums.

Cowboy Tracks for 1:00pm on Jan 24th, 2020

"IWMA Hall of Famers." The International Western Music Hall of Fame has been promoting American western music and poetry for more than 30 years and part of its mission includes annual inductions into a Hall of Fame. Sixty-three performers such as Patsy Montana, Michael Martin Murphey, Roy Rogers & Dale Evans, Marty Robbins, Riders in the Sky and Eddie Dean have been inducted. Today's show features gems from some of these treasured performers.

Cowboy Tracks for 1:00pm on Jan 10th, 2020

"Singing My Song to the Sky" is the title of a song you'll hear on today's show, but the phrase also captures the essence of cowboy songs which are often outdoor serenades to the sky, the land and the animals. The music and poetry on today's program capture that spirit. (Clouds and Sky photo by Nancy Flagg)

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Comments

Hi Nancy,
I enjoyed visiting with you today on "Cowboy Tracks"
I wanted to set the record straight. During your show, I made a comment about recently deceased, Doris Day. In fact, Doris Day starred in "Calamity Jane" not "Annie Oakley"
Sorry, my mistake... Really love your show... Keep keepin' on with the great tracks!
Oh, BTW... John Fremont's guide and messenger was Kit Carson.
Cliff

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I am really excited about your interview with Dale's former long time manager (Dick Baxter).  Can't wait to hear his stories of the good ole days with Roy and Dale!

Right now I'm listening to your Western Swing show and it's too wonderful, it's beyond super. It's even really swell. Thank you for this Swing salute. More Swing and more...

Wow, thank you! This was the first time I've done an all-western swing show. Now, I'm encouraged to do more!

Listened to this varied Cowboy time last Friday. There was Cowboy poetry, music, definitions of terms...yes, so much time has pasted we need to know what used to be common words that relate to Cowboy and The West. Tune in for a good time.

Thanks for listening and for your positive comments!

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