reviews · 02/18/2018
Review CD by Mike Gross "Swingin' West" Fiddle, acoustic guitar and piano player Bret Raper has just issued a fantastic Western Swing album that he co-produced, consisting of 12 very enjoyable tunes. Many other musicians also participated to create this gem. Others are Rob Hajacos, also on fiddle, the steel guitars of Gary Carter, Robby Turner and the great Doug Jernigan and also on piano are Scott Todd, Craig Brenner and Robby Turner. The album bass players are Rick Ferguson, Jimmy Carter and K
reviews · 02/07/2018
Review CD by Rick Huff, "Rick Huff's Best of the West Reviews" There are, in nature, voices that may not seem to have been intended to produce songs, but from which they pour forth unabated. Norman Blake, Tom Waits, the late Townes van Zandt and others I would place in the category. Bob Thomas, too. In his lifetime Hoyt Axton created Western songs such as “Della & The Dealer” and “Wild Bull Rider.” For this release the WMA's Bob Thomas departs from Western, but undoubtedly some of these
reviews · 01/26/2018
Known by his musician peers as "The Man from the Rio Grande," Prather is an American hall of fame singer / songwriter. Early in his career, Gil's talent and versatility was recognized by major producers in both the music and entertainment industries. He has written and produced several award-winning radio and TV commercials and in 1996, he wrote the decorated song, "I'll Be Back in Texas by the Fall," which was voted Song of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists. Gil offers a unique style o
reviews · 01/21/2018
Review CD by Mike Gross "Swingin' West" This is an eight tune CD by a new group comprised of two very talented musicians. Grace Adele does vocals and plays guitar and tap. Keenan Wade, also does vocals and plays mandolin and guitar. Joining them for this album are three legendary Riders in the Sky members, Ranger Doug- rhythm guitar and vocals, Too Slim- upright bass and vocals and Woody Paul- fiddle and vocals. Doug is also an integral part of the Western Swing super group, The Time Jumpers. S
reviews · 01/16/2018
Sunrise On The Prairie CD by Allen and Jill released to Radio January 2018. Allen Kirkham wrote 5 songs for this CD about life in the Black Hills of South Dakota: “Sunrise On The Prairie”, “God’s Country Waltz”, “Muckin’ Out Stalls!”, “Love Burst (Song For Jill)”, and “Uncle Bob”. All other dongs are Public Domain Western songs written from 1870 to 1907. Allen Kirkham on Vocals, Yodels, Guitar and Mandolin. Jill Kirkham on Vocals, Acoustic Bass, and Harmonica. Sunrise On The Prairie Title Song w
reviews · 01/15/2018
Review CD by Rick Huff, "Rick Huff's Best of the West Reviews" This CD from the Kansas duo known as Buckshot & Boots seems to be one of those that may have been produced solely to give audiences a little take-home souvenir opportunity. But it is almost surely an accurate representation of their live effect. In a mix of Country/Folk and Western originals, the album presents an intimate and home-done feel. Some of the guitar work comes off as being a bit rough around the edges. Some of the s
reviews · 12/28/2017
Revie CD by Miguel A Diaz.Western Swing and Western Music From Spain. Billy Mata & The Texas Tradition - This Is Tommy Duncan "The Trilogy". Seis largos años hemos tenido que esperar para que Billy Mata,tambien conocido como "The Ambassador of Western Swing" nos deleite con su nuevo trabajo tributo a Tommy Duncan, y por fin con el Vol 3,acabe la triologia dedicada a el. Ya en el 2008 cuando lanzo el Vol 1, que se alzo con el premio a mejor album de western swing por la AWA(Academy Of Western A
reviews · 12/21/2017
Revie CD by Rick Huff, "Rick Huff's Best of the West Reviews" Tight swing with a grin you can hear, plenty of personality and the focus on entertainment! That's the approachable performance platform from which Colorado's former professional PRCA bull rider and team penning champion Carlos Washington works, and it's winning him friends and followers big-time. Something about the contemporary elements in the arrangements and production of his CD “Stay Hooked” seem to flow particularly nicely.
reviews · 12/18/2017
This wonderful 89 year old piano player has just released her first CD. She is backed by vocalist/fiddle player Jimmy Burson and other wonderful Texas musicians on this CD of 13 tunes. The other fiddle player is Brady Bowen, also on harmony vocal. Bobby Baker plays some really enjoyable steel guitar, Bill Mitchell-rhythm guitar, Lee Barlow-bass, Joe Wayne Campsey-drums and Michael Poe is the lead guitarist. The album opens with the first of nine pop standards and the first of Jimmy's three voca
reviews · 12/14/2017
Brady Bowen, a fine fiddle and viola player and band leader, has again brought together some really talented Western Swing musicians to record this wonderful new CD of 14 super songs. The album is a bit of change for Brady and the group being all vocals and many emanating originally from the field of country music. Greg Gibbs whom also plays fiddle on the CD is heard on six vocals. Other vocals are done by Gil Prather and guitarist Mike Poe. Gil also wrote Professional Fool and It's Better This

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