Howdy! This page is part of my guide to "western" music, the legacy of the so-called "singing cowboys." You gotta love this stuff, with its sweet, old-fashioned sentimental themes, its love of nature and the great outdoors. Here's a look at the legacy of western music, old and new, with reviews and recommendations to make your next cattle drive the best one yet. This page covers artists under the letter "T" - please feel free to make recommendations or comments if I've missed someone.
(PS - Don't forget the cowgals, as well!)
Art Thieme "Outright Bold-Faced Lies" (Kicking Mule, 1977) (LP)
A delightful set of cowboy songs and tall tales kept alive by laconic storyteller Art Thieme... Among the gems here is his rendition of "The Great Turtle Drive," with an appreciative audience guffawing and groaning at every comedic twist... A classic!
Art Thieme "The Older I Get, The Better I Was" (Waterbug, 1998)
Art Thieme "That's The Ticket!" (Folk-Legacy, 2011)
A nice archival reissue from one of the great cowboy/folk singer/storytellers and master of tall tales... I haven't heard this specific albums, but based on other records I've heard, I bet it's pretty fun.
Dick Thomas "Sioux City Sue" (BACM, 2005)
Harry Torrani "Yodelling To You" (Binge Disc/Bronco Buster)
Harry Torrani "The Greatest Yodeler Of All" (2011)
The Tumbling Tumbleweeds "The Tumbling Tumbleweeds" (2008)
Hick Music Index