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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Live Friday 1-2pm
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Cowboy Tracks for 1:00pm on Aug 4th, 2017

The California Gold Rush (1848-1855) brought a deluge of people from around the world seeking riches, adventure and new lives. The impact on the soon-to-become State were massive. Naturally, many new songs about the journey and life in the camps and towns were born. The August 4, 2017 episode of "Cowboy Tracks" features western songs inspired by the Gold Rush.

Cowboy Tracks for 1:00pm on Jul 28th, 2017

"Calling Me Back." Treasured memories that keep tugging one back are the theme of these western songs and cowboy poems on the July 28, 2017 program. Are there any Dave Stamey songs? You bet. And Don Edwards, Mary Kaye, Michael Martin Murphey and local favorites: the Old West Trio and Rita Hosking. If you like songs with heart, this is the place to be.

Cowboy Tracks for 1:00pm on Jul 7th, 2017

"Icons of Western Music."  Throughout the eras of Western and Cowboy music, there have been those who have played pivotal roles in the music's development and popularity. On the July 7, 2017 episode, we hear music from some of these icons including, Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys, Patsy Montana, Gene Autry, Ian Tyson and others who have changed the course of western/cowboy music history.

Cowboy Tracks for 1:00pm on Jun 30th, 2017

Today's program features Contemporary Western Artists. The Western music genre spans a wide variety of styles; the musicians and poets on today's show incorporate these different western influences in their work. Most of the tracks have been released in the last 4-5 years and include cuts by Dave Stamey, the Thick Crust Doughboys, Mary Kaye, Aspen Black, Brenn Hill and many more. 

Cowboy Tracks for 1:00pm on Jun 23rd, 2017

On this episode, Nancy shares her impressions from a Cowboy Music & Poetry Festival held in the historic town of Genoa, Nevada. You'll hear awesome  music from artists who performed at the festival, such as, Dave Stamey, Trinity Seely, Tom Russell, Mike Beck, the Quebe Sisters and Gary Allegretto. It will almost be as if you had been there!

Cowboy Tracks for 1:00pm on Jun 9th, 2017

"Is it Cowboy or Country?"  Country and Western music used to be played on the same radio stations, but they're not the same musical styles. Can you tell the difference between Cowboy songs and Country songs?  Nancy offers her "4 Markers of a Cowboy Song." She and Doug play various songs and use the markers to categorize tunes by their genre. But, regardless of the genre, it's all great music on this show!

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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.

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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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