102 episodes

Andy Hedges interviews a different guest on each episode and asks them to share stories from the working cowboy West and beyond. Cowboy poets, ranchers, working cowboys, musicians, songwriters, artists, historians, and western legends.

Cowboy Crossroads Andy Hedges

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    • 5.0 • 276 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, ranchers, working cowboys, musicians, songwriters, artists, historians, and western legends.

    Episode 101: Peter Rowan

    Episode 101: Peter Rowan

    Bluegrass legend Peter Rowan talks about his lifelong fascination with the West, amateur historians, and making the album High Lonesome Cowboy with Don Edwards. 
     
     
     
    Learn more about Peter Rowan at www.peter-rowan.com
     
     
     
    This episode was sponsored by B2 Trading Company. Learn more about them at www.b2tradingcompany.com
     
     
     
    Learn more about Cowboy Crossroads at www.andyhedges.com
     
     
     
    Become a patron at www.patreon.com/cowboycrossroads
     

    • 55 min
    Episode 100: Waddie Mitchell

    Episode 100: Waddie Mitchell

    Waddie Mitchell returns to Cowboy Crossroads to celebrate 100 episodes of the podcast. Waddie talks about making phone calls to Kris Kristofferson and S. Omar Barker, classic cowboy poetry, his recording career, and his favorite original poems. 
     
    This interview was recorded onstage in front of a live audience at the Lone Star Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Alpine, Texas. Learn more about the Lone Star Cowboy Poetry Gathering at www.lonestarcowboypoetry.com 
     
    Learn more about Waddie Mitchell at www.waddiemitchell.com
     
    Learn more about Cowboy Crossroads at www.andyhedges.com
     
    Become a patron at www.patreon.com/cowboycrossroads 

    • 37 min
    Episode 99: Barbara Van Cleve

    Episode 99: Barbara Van Cleve

    Legendary western photographer Barbara Van Cleve talks about growing up at the end of the horse age, her family's Lazy K Bar Ranch, her father Spike Van Cleve, her collaborations with rodeo poet Paul Zarzyski, and her love for horses, ranching, and photography. 
     
    Learn more about Barbara Van Cleve at www.barbaravancleve.com 
     
    This episode was co-sponsored by the National Ranching Heritage Center and Art of the Cowgirl.  Visit them at www.ranchingheritage.org and www.artofthecowgirl.com
     
    Learn more about Cowboy Crossroads at www.andyhedges.com
     
    Become a patron at www.patreon.com/cowboycrossroads
     

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 98: Songs of the Cowboys with Rex Rideout

    Episode 98: Songs of the Cowboys with Rex Rideout

    Old-time musician Rex Rideout discusses the life and times of the first cowboy song collector Jack Thorp. Rex discusses the events that led to Thorp's search for cowboy songs, Thorp's book of Songs of the Cowboys, the story of Little Joe the Wrangler, and Thorp's banjo.
     
    Find out more about Rex at http://www.timetravelmusic.com
     
    Find out more about Cowboy Crossroads at www.andyhedges.com
     
    Become a patron at www.patreon.com/cowboycrossroads
     

    • 39 min
    Episode 97: Boots O'Neal

    Episode 97: Boots O'Neal

    Ninety-one year-old legendary working cowboy Boots O'Neal talks about his early cowboyin' experiences on the JA Ranch, starting colts with his brother Wes, horse wrecks, and tells stories from a lifetime spent punchin' cows on the most iconic ranches in Texas. Recorded in front of a live audience at the 2023 Ranch Verse event at the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock, Texas. 
     
     
     
    This episode is sponsored by the National Ranching Heritage Center. Find out more about them at www.ranchingheritage.org
     
     
     
    Find out more about Cowboy Crossroads at www.andyhedges.com
     
     
     
     
    Become a patron at www.patreon.com/cowboycrossroads
     

    • 56 min
    Episode 96: Jay Snider

    Episode 96: Jay Snider

    Oklahoma cowboy poet, rancher, and former bull rider Jay Snider talks about his ranching and rodeo family, the influence of his grandfather, memories from his rodeo career, and the camaraderie of the trail driving era that continues through rodeo and cowboy poetry.
     
    Find out more agout Cowboy Crossroads at www.andyhedges.com
     
    Become a patron at www.patreon.com/cowboycrossroads
     

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
276 Ratings

276 Ratings

Listeners from Tucson ,

Remembering the Past

This podcast gives a lot of respect and recognition to a generation that built the ranching industry that still exists today. The entertainment industry doesn’t accurately portray the values that build up people like this podcast does. I really appreciate the interviews with these highly respected folks that still do their best to put in a good days work even well into their years. We can still learn much about what builds character from these people.

JohnZen99 ,

Affable and Important

Wow, what a pleasant vibe. The archiving going on here, steered by a most affable host, is terrific. Got to see The host perform in person and he is an amazing musician and storyteller.

JT Timmons ,

Wonderful show

Wow. What a gem. This show makes the world a little better place. Thank you.

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