Photo by Jessica Brandi Lifland.
Singer/songwriter Dave Stamey talks about his early life, wranglin' dudes, his rural audience, and his songwriting influences. Don't miss the new song at the end of the episode!
Today's episode is sponsored by Republic Boot Company.
Andy recites "An Old Western Town" by Bruce Kiskaddon.
Quotes from this episode
So I drawed my gun and throwed it on him,
I had to turn my face away.
I shot him squarely through the middle,
And where he fell I left him lay.
I shorely hated for to do it,
For things that’s done you cain’t recall,
But when a cowboy turns dude wrangler,
He ain’t no good no more at all.
- from "The Dude Wrangler" by Gail I. Gardner
"Someday I'm gonna sell out and get me a place in town
Where the mules don't bray and the horses don't neigh
And there ain't no dudes around."
- from the "The Dude String Trail" by Dave Stamey
Even now the devastation is begun,
And half the business of destruction done;
Even now, methinks, as pondering here I stand,
I see the rural virtues leave the land:
- from "The Deserted Village" by Oliver Goldsmith
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Recorded, edited, and produced by Andy Hedges.
Theme music: Texas Traveler by Hal Cannon.