Cowboy Crossroads Podcast with Andy Hedges
On each episode, Andy interviews a different guest and asks them to share stories and discuss music, poetry, and culture from the working cowboy West and beyond.

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Episode 49: Sean Sexton

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Florida rancher and poet Sean Sexton talks about working with his father and son, the Florida cattle business, his writing process, and poetic forms.

Episode 48: Vess Quinlan

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Poet Vess Quinlan discusses growing up on small family ranches, contracting polio as a child, occupational poetry, and offers insights into ranch culture.

Episode 47: Ned LeDoux

Ned LeDoux elaborates on growing up in Kaycee, Wyoming, getting started in music, playing drums with the Western Underground, and being the son of Chris LeDoux. Don't miss the new song at the end of the episode.

Episode 46: Rodney Nelson

Cowboy poet Rodney Nelson of North Dakota talks about his life experiences including ranching, rodeo, poetry, his parents, and the power of music.

Episode 43: Remembering S. Omar Barker

This episode features two guests celebrating the poetry and memory of S. Omar Barker. Barker's grandniece Georgia Snead shares memories, stories, and anecdotes about Barker and cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell tells his story of discovering Barker's poetry and calling…

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Episode 42: Corb Lund

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Canadian singer/songwriter Corb Lund talks about his family history, old cowboy songs, Marty Robbins, Ian Tyson, authenticity, his diverse audience, and tells the story of his parents putting on…

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Episode 41: John Dofflemyer

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Fifth-generation California rancher and poet John Dofflemyer talks about growing up on his family ranch, poetry, his first trip to Elko, Dry Crik Review, endangered species, and more.  

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Episode 38: Joel Nelson (Part 2)

 

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Part 2 of the interview with NEA Fellow and poet Joel Nelson. In this episode, Joel talks about his lifelong journey into poetry from his earliest exposures to…

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Episode 37: Joel Nelson (Part 1)

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NEA National Heritage Fellow and poet Joel Nelson recalls his childhood memories, how he ended up in Alpine, Texas, and his early days as a working cowboy on the…

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Episode 33: Wally McRae

Cowboy poet and rancher Wally McRae talks with Andy about his father and grandfather, the story behind his poem "Reincarnation", the influence of theater on his work, and his friendship with Paul Zarzyski.

Episode 32: John Erickson

Hank the Cowdog author John Erickson talks about his deep ranching roots, the inspiration for Hank the Cowdog, sense of place, and the oral tradition of storytelling.

All episodes recorded, edited, and produced by Andy Hedges.

Theme music: Texas Traveler by Hal Cannon.