Show #53 December 7, 2019 - Cowboy Up!
There’s a lot of excitement in Las Vegas, Nevada going on! It is transformed into the epicenter of the rodeo world in December, when, for 10 consecutive nights, the Wrangler NFR transforms the look and feel of the entire city. This week’s “Cowboy Up! trail mix includes a pinch of poetry, an ounce of rodeo terminology, a jigger of barrel racers, and a cup of bullriders! Are you settled in your seat at the Las Vegas Thomas & Mack Center? Let’s RODEO!!
Show #52 November 30, 2019 - Riding By The Light Of The Moon
As we head into the final month of the year, and enter the winter season, I found myself thinking about the Moon this week. So many songwriters and performers look up into the night sky and find their inspiration in the Moon. This broadcast celebrates the OutWest Hour's first anniversary!
Show #51 November 23, 2019 - IWMA All Roads Lead To Albuquerque Part 4
Featured are the 2019 IWMA Winners of this year's Awards of Excellence.
Show #50 November 16, 2019 - IWMA All Roads Lead To Albuquerque Part 3
Featured are the 2019 IWMA award finalists for Female Poet of The Year, Traditional Western Album of The Year, Swing Album of The Year, and Songwriter of The Year. Awards are presented on November 16, 2019.
Show #49 November 9, 2019 - IWMA All Roads Lead To Albuquerque Part 2
Featured are the 2019 IWMA award finalists- the five Nominees for Male Performer of The Year, Female Performer of The Year, Duo/Group of The Year, and two of the five Male Poet of the Year Nominees. The awards ceremony is November 16, 2019 the final evening event of the IWMA's annual gathering, November 13-17, at the Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town.
Show #48 November 2, 2019 - IWMA All Roads Lead To Albuquerque Part 1
Over the next 3 weeks we enjoy the music of performers nominated for the IWMA - International Western Music Association - 2019 Awards of Excellence. Featured today are the Nominees for Entertainer of the Year, Song of the Year, and three Male Poet of the Year nominees. The awards ceremony is November 16, the final evening event of the association's annual gathering, November 13-17, at the Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town.
Show #47 October 26, 2019 - Mystery, Murder & Mayhem Part 2
With Halloween and the Day of the Dead happening at the end of this week, we continue our exploration of the mysterious West through eerie songs and poems.
Show #46 October 19, 2019 - Mystery, Murder & Mayhem Part 1
As the end of October fast approaches, and with it Halloween and the Day of the Dead, this is the ideal time to explore the songs of "Mystery, Murder & Mayhem." There are so many entertaining songs and poems to share that we'll return to this theme next week, Part 2! Pull down the blinds, light a candle or two, or gather with me round the campfire, pour something warm and hearty, and close your eyes...ready? Let's go!
Show #45 October 12, 2019 - Greetings From Texas
Our trail mix recipe is a swingin' blend of songs about the Great State of Texas. You don't have to be from Texas to enjoy the playlist but I suggest you roll up the rug and put on your dancin' shoes! We're burnin' daylight...let's go!
Show #44 October 5, 2019 - Saddlebag Snack #3
As a radio host, one of the fun things is NEW music delivered to me almost daily! Today's mix is another Saddlebag Snack - a hearty blend of mostly new music recently come my way.
Show #43 September 28, 2919 - Country Music We Love Part 3
"Country Music We Love" trail mix recipe is 100% Country Music top hits from 1973- early 1990s.
Show #42 September 21, 2019 - Country Music We Love Part 2
"Country Music We Love" trail mix recipe is 100% Country Music based top hits from 1937-1961. The music chosen is from this time period yet several songs were recorded at later times.
Show #41 September 14, 2019 - Country Music We Love Part 1
Today's "Country Music We Love" trail mix recipe is one part Country Music from its beginnings to 1933, one part from 1933-45, one part from 1945-53, and on e part 1953-1960. The music I chose is from these time periods-but many versions you'll hear were not recorded during those eras.
Show #40 September 7, 2019 - Greetings From New Mexico
We travel through the history and landscape of the Land of Enchantment experiencing her many festivals, sights, and tastes.
Show #39 August 31, 2019 - Singing with Family and Friends
Harmony Part 3 of a 3 Part Series
Our exploration of harmony continues with more International Award Winning Harmony and Yodel Contest Winners. Our trail ride mix is 100% harmony.
Show #38 August 24, 2019 - Harmony - Singing with Family and Friends Part 2
This is Part 2 of a 3 Part Harmony Series
We enjoy a variety of duos, trios and larger band each with their own unique harmonies.
Show #37 August 17, 2019 - Harmony - Singing with Family and Friends Part 1
This is Part 1 of a 3 Part Harmony Series
We enjoy a variety of duos, trios and larger bands each with their own unique harmonies.
Show #36 August 10, 2019 - Saddlebag Snack #2
Today's playlist is a delicious "Saddlebag Snack" - most all of the music you'll enjoy today is recently released. I've curated a tasty concoction- a little salty, a little sweet, a little swing, a little country, a little about Nashville, and a lot about Texas! Our trail mix recipe is 100% new music! Grab a seat in the saddle of your choice and let's ride!
Show #35 August 3, 2019 - Yodel As You Go
We explore the fascinating world of YODEL! August 8 is World Yodel Day and I want you to be ready! This week's "Yodel As You Go" is an overview of yodeling featuring contemporary performers as well as a nod to a few performers that brought the yodel to attention of the American audience - Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Hank Williams, and Patsy Montana. In case you don't know yodeling is the switch a performer makes between the chest voice and falsetto and it is practiced around the world by individuals, bands, and choirs.
Show #34 July 27, 2019 - National Day Of The Cowboy
On the 4th Saturday in July, there's special recognition for the Cowboy. The National Day of the Cowboy non-profit organization works to contribute to the preservation of America's cowboy culture and pioneer heritage. Begun in 2005, this year marks it's 15th anniversary. Today's trail mix recipe is 8 parts songs about the historic cowboy of old, 3 parts cowboy state of mind, 1 part the rodeo experience, and 3 parts the cowboy's heart. The majority of the curated music is from new CDs received in the last few months.
Show #33 July 20, 2019 - By The Light Of The Moon
I got caught up in "Moon Mania" this week! Today, July 20, 2019 is the 50th Anniversary of the lunar landing of Apollo 11 and man's first walk on the moon. I remember where I was when this happened - glued to the TV! It was unbelievable! Space, the final frontier was being explored. This week's "By The Light of the Moon" trail mix recipe calls for 9 parts moonight and love and 6 parts moonlit landscape. Let's blast off!
Show #32 July 13, 2019 - Cafes, Honky Tonks, and Motels
While we were on another lengthy road trip this week, I got to thinking about the business every traveler looks forward to stopping at. This week's trail mix recipe is a simple one: 5 parts cafes and diners, 4 parts honky tonks, and 4 parts motels. Along the way you'll be hearing 4 songs from Bruce Springsteen's new CD "Western Stars." And- we'll answer the question - can this critically acclaimed CD be considered "Western?"
Show #24 - July 4, 2019 Replay May 11, 2019 150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike
Show #31 - June 27, 2019 Party on the Prairie
I got to thinking about summer celebrations this week. What goes hand in hand with summer parties? FOOD! This week's trail mix recipe is all about food served in the West and on the prairies. Three parts chuckwagon cookin', two parts hot coffee, 2 parts flapjacks, one part fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and sweet milk gravy, top that all off with raspberry pie! That's what I call summer cookin'!
Show #30 - June 22, 2019 Saddlebag Snack #1
Don't you just love tasty snacks that are a mixture of the unexpected - pretzels, peanuts, cheese crackers, chocolate bits, something sweet with something savory at the same time? I'm addicted! "Saddlebag Snack's" playlist is like that - all new music that I've received directly from the performing artists. There's a lot of music to play! Our trail mix recipe is a simple one -all FRESH ingredients - munch and crunchy, a little salty and a little sweet. A bit of humor, a bit of yodel, a bit of travel, a bit of love. Mix it all up and you've got this month's "Saddlebag Snack."
Photo Credit - "Exploring Toulumne Meadow, Yosemite, CA" In the Lens Photography, Photographer Bill Birkemeier
Show #29 - June 15, 2019 Daddies and Daughters
Gene Autry sets the pace of today's show with his classic "That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine." All of todays music is about the men who have shaped and inspired our lives - our Dads, Granddads, and mentors. The trail mix recipe is a simple one - one part songs about the men who impacted my life, one part about the work our Dads may do and one part about the special relationship between Dads and their horses. Sit down with a favorite family photo album and turn the pages while you enjoy today's savory blend.
Show #28 - June 8, 2019 Traveling Route 66
Carol Markstrom's "Route 66" from her CD "Crossing Borders" is my inspiration for our trip today. You are invited to travel with me on the historic Mother Road! Established in Novermber 1926, it was one of the original highways in the U.S. Highway System. It ran from Chicago, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and ended in Santa Monica, California. Because it's a long trip, 2,448 miles, our trail mix today is one part Chicage and St. Louis, two parts Tulsa, three parts Texas New Mexico, Arizona and two parts California. Add SWING flavoring. Mix well and enjoy! Ready to "get your kicks on Route 66?" Let's jump in my favorite convertible - a white 1991 Corvette (yes, we had one) and yes, there's room for everyone. I've got a full tank, the map, and the trail mix! Let's go!
Show #27 - June 1, 2019 National Park Adventure
Join me for an adventure that will take us from Eastern California to Wyoming and Arizona, an on to Northern California. Our trail mix today is a one part Death Valley, one part Yellowstone, one part Grand Canyon and one part Yosemite. Imagine you are enjoying this savory snack as the sun rises, or sets, or under a full moon and star studded sky. Grab your favorite beverage, put on your best hiking boots, and sun protection as we are leaving the famous Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley.
Show #26 - May 25, 2019 Salute to Memorial Day
Today's show is a Salute to Memorial Day, honoring those that gave their all defending our country, and to all those who have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces. Our trail mix today is a red, white, and blue blend of music honoring the stories of the men and women of the Armed Forces. In our mix there is brass band and Civil War music, a salute to our flag and to the Home of the Brave.
Show #25 - May 18, 2019 Traveling the Outlaw Trail
Our trail mix today is a savory blend of songs about those that chose a life, after the Civil War, outside the law. Their antics gave the "Wild West" its name. Our recipe is 1 part Cowtown, 5 parts wild men and 5 parts scandalous women. Mix well, settle down, and enjoy!
Show #24 - May 11, 2019 - May 10, 2019 is the 150th Golden Spike Anniversary celebrating the birth of the Transcontinental Railroad. Trail mix is a savory blend of songs about East, Midwest, Southern, and Western railroads. First - pour in 2 parts of songs about famous trains, add 2 parts train travel - mix well, settle down, and enjoy!
Show #23 - May 4, 2019 - Trail mix is a delicious blend of Latin beat, Spanish guitar, and Western stories. The border themes are flavored with Spanish, Mexican, and Latin tempos, instruments and words. Recipe is 2 cups about the vaquero, one cup of romance and a pinch of horse racing.
Show #22 - April 27, 2019 - Trail mix features songs of recent Wrangler Award Winners and NEW music that came across my desk recently.
Click here to watch the 2019 Western Heritage Awards
Show #21 - April 20, 2019 - While in Santa Clarita, CA I sat down with singer/songwriter John Bergstrom for a live interview. John shares the back stories to the songs we play, insights into his song writing process, and the joy he experiences living in the West.
All music written and performed by John Bergstrom.
Show #20 - April 13, 2019 - This week the OutWest Scout (me) is reporting from my old stompin' grounds - Old Town Newhall, Santa Clarita, CA. Volunteering and attending the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival. Today's playlist features the music of Cowboy Festival performers. Attend this popular festival without leaving your home!
Show #19 - April 6, 2019 - This week is all about the music of The Cowboy Way! Catch them at our KUPR Spring Fundraiser, April 20.
Show #18 - March 30, 2019 - This week we celebrate the amazing songwriting career of CINDY WALKER
Show #17 March 23, 2019 - This week I found myself thinking and reading about the Women's Experience in the West - famous and not so famous, real West and "reel" West.