The newest from The Bear strikes me as containing more first person reflections and “End of Life’s Trail” songs than usual. Am I mistaken, or is he trying to tell us something? What am I saying! Barry Ward frequently tries to tell us something!!!
Seven of the tracks here are Ward originals. Picks among them include “Ruts Of The Santa Fe Trail,” the wistful title track “Coyotes & Cattle,” “That Old Barn,” “Saddle Up” and the rousing voice and guitar showpiece “Bandito,” even though its relig