Performer John Bergstrom
Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival
April 13 Saturday 11:00 & 2:25
April 14 Sunday 1:05
October 2012, WSOM Music
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From our Purveyors of Music:
We make no secret of our great love for both the man and the music of John Bergstrom. We look forward to each performance, every new song and album, and any opportunity to share on KHTS radio's "Around the Barn." John, and his wife Diane, play important roles here at OutWest too - they are our cheerleaders and volunteers assisting or performing at many of our events including The Buckaroo Book Shop during the annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival.
You might think that a review of a new CD of Mr. Bergstrom's could not be written, then, without bias. Not true! We play Butterfield Stage frequently and enjoy it each time. It is an album of stories of California and the West. Original songs make up the majority of the album (10 of the 13) and they are love songs to California, the Horse, the Silver Screen, and to our Western History. James Dolan, Snowshoe Thompson, Black Bart, Roy Rogers, and Salomon Pico all make fine musical subjects - and we get a history lesson too.
Bergstrom chooses 2 songs by others - Dave Stamey's "The Bandit Joaquin" and Michael Fleming's "On California Ground." Both powerful pieces that are aptly chosen to accompany his original songs. One cannot help but notice the great production quality with performances by top musicians Tom Corbett on mandolin, John Nelson on classic guitar and banjo, David Jackson on bass and accordion, Eric Bergstrom on violin, and the vocals of Gency Brown.
With that said...I must admit that my favorite piece is the very last one...a sweet song of remembrance and a tribute to Bergstrom's dad - Al Bergstrom. From the CD notes: "He gained a measure of fame with his accordion throughout Southern California and was even knightedby the King of Sweden for preserving Swedish culture..." Enjoy this final
track "The Last Song," a waltz that captures the son's love for his father and the family's musical legacy. Listen closely ... hear his dad's accordion?
This is not just Western music - its great music.
1. Butterfield Stage 2:35
2. Friends Forever 2:53
3. The Fox 2:47
4. King of the Cowboys 3:00
5. Salomon Pico 3:52
6. The Bandit Joaquin 4:25
7. Sara Jane's Lullaby 2:12
8. On California Ground 4:02
9. Snowshoe Thompson 2:31
10. The Water is Wide 2:59
11. James Dolan 3:16
12. Throw Down The Box 4:09
13. The Last Song 3:46
excerpt: Hälsa Dem Där Hemma
Links to these "Around the Barn" Radio Podcasts featuring John Bergstrom
April 6, 2013 It's All About Butterfield Stage
Show Hosts: Nancy, Bobbi Jean, Julie, Mike on the board
Singer/Songwriter John Bergstrom joins us in the studio. Butterfield Stage, his newest CD, was named in the top 30 of Western CDs on the air waves!
January 5, 2013 It's All About New CD "Butterfield Stage" by John Bergstrom
We are joined in the studio, live, with Singer/Songwriter and Performer John Bergstrom. His newest CD, Butterfield Stage, includes an original theme song for Heads Up Therapy On Horseback as well as songs sharing his love of the West and its legendary characters, events, and locales. The launch of this CD will be celebrated with a concert at OutWest on January 26, 2013.
September 15, 2012 It's All About Rattlesnakes and Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary
Western singer/performer John Bergstrom stops by and we premiere the title track of his new, soon to be released CD "Butterfield Stage." Western Music Association California Chapter President, Gency Brown, shares exciting news for the "Around the Barn" team!
March 10, 2012 It's All About Singin' and Ropin'!
Western singer/songwriter and performer Terry Brown joins us live in the studio and he's joined by Hilda Machado, trick and fancy roper, who is also his better half. Local Western musician John Bergstrom joins us and performs his tribute song to Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. Your hosts are Mike Dowler, Julie Pomilia, and Bobbi Jean. This is a fun, fast paced hour! (photo #2, Terry Brown, Hilda Machado, Julie Pomilia, John Bergstrom)
October 1, 2011 podcast of a live, in-studio interview with John Bergstrom
STAMPEDE! and Soroptimists Sue Reynolds and Jo Ann Vindigni.
"Around the Barn" in the studio, June 25, 2011.
Live, in-studio interview with John Bergstrom, cowboy poet Joe Herrington, and singer/songwriter Trish Lester. June 25, 2011
Follow these links for Live Concerts Filmed at OutWest:
2013 SCVTV Presents The OutWest Concert Series
An Evening with John Bergstrom and Western State of Mind
CD Release Celebration and Concert
Click here for link to Concert filmed January 26, 2013
This is a special evening with singer/songwriter and performer John Bergstrom as we celebrate the release of his 4th album, Butterfield Stage. Bergstrom is joined by musicians Tom Corbett, Gency Brown, John Nelson, and David Jackson who all performed on the CD. This collection of new songs, mostly penned by Bergstrom, celebrate the West of history, romance, and the Silver Screen. This concert was made possible by our sponsors, SCVTV and the Western Music Association California Chapter.
2010 SCVTV Presents The OutWest Concert Series
An Evening with John Bergstrom
Filmed Friday, October 1, 2010
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