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Andy Hedges interviews a different guest on each episode and asks them to share stories from the working cowboy West and beyond. Cowboy poets, musicians, songwriters, folksingers, and historians. Subscribe on iTunes for new episodes!

Cowboy Crossroads Andy Hedges

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    • 5.0 • 204 Ratings

Andy Hedges interviews a different guest on each episode and asks them to share stories from the working cowboy West and beyond. Cowboy poets, musicians, songwriters, folksingers, and historians. Subscribe on iTunes for new episodes!

    Episode 61: Remembering Vietnam with Joel Nelson

    Episode 61: Remembering Vietnam with Joel Nelson

    On this special Veterans Day edition of Cowboy Crossroads, working cowboy and poet Joel Nelson shares his experience and poetry from the Vietnam War.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 60: Brenn Hill

    Episode 60: Brenn Hill

    Utah songwriter Brenn Hill talks about his passion for the Intermountain West, working with Ian Tyson in the studio, the support of the cowboy poetry community, his songwriting process, and plays a brand new song.

    This episode is sponsored by Flint Custom Hats.

    Find out more about about Brenn Hill at www.brennhill.com

    Find out more about Cowboy Crossroads at www.andyhedges.com

    Become a patron at www.patreon.com/cowboycrossroads

    • 47 min
    Episode 59: Gary Morton

    Episode 59: Gary Morton

    New Mexico cowboy artist Gary Morton talks about his early days on the Bell Ranch, the responsibilities of a camp man and a wagon boss on a ranch, his journey as an artist, running cattle on the Mescalero Indian Reservation, and the importance of getting details right when representing the working cowboy.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 58: Ramblin' Jack Elliott

    Episode 58: Ramblin' Jack Elliott

    The legendary Ramblin' Jack Elliott returns to Cowboy Crossroads and rambles about Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, the Newport Folk Festival, Mississippi John Hurt, Jack Kerouac, songs, guitars, Leadbelly, and much more. 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 57: Henry Real Bird

    Episode 57: Henry Real Bird

    Montana poet laureate Henry Real Bird shares about growing up on the Crow Reservation, the history of the Crow Tribe, and the power of poetry and thought. 

    • 1 hr
    Episode 56: Elana James

    Episode 56: Elana James

    Hot Club of Cowtown's Elana James stops by Cowboy Crossroads to talk about her classical training, her Western swing influences, working with Bob Dylan, wrangling horses in Montana, and interpreting traditional music. Don't miss the fiddle tune at the end!

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
204 Ratings

204 Ratings

MK in GA ,

Great host

Andy is the best podcast host I’ve heard. He lets his guest tell their stories. Great show, great guest, great host.

Readytoridenow ,

Just finished Mike Beck

Really enjoy the interviews Andy is doing. Interesting people doing interesting things. Watched Andy kinda grow up over the years at the Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering. He’s taken his interest in the cowboy culture, poetry and music and tapped into a means of sharing that interest and I appreciate it. Keep up the good work Andy!

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Humor, History, Wit, and Wisdom with a Western Perspective.

In the contemporary, mainstream culture, we can easily lose touch with our rural past. One of the few remaining outposts of this past lives on in the Western music and poetry scene. In this realm, performers don’t merely honor this heritage, they live it as working cowboys, cattlemen, or other businesses closely linked with production agriculture. In this podcast, Andy Hedges serves as a bridge to this world, interviewing artists who aren’t in entertainment for fame or wealth, but do it because they love this world and enjoy entertaining those who live it. Pick any episode of Cowboy Crossroads and you will find authenticity and pride in craftsmanship that you may have thought disappeared long ago. You will find that these traits are alive and well, living in the American West.

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