Photo by Jessica Brandi Lifland.
Colter Wall discusses growing up in Saskatchewan, his interest in cowboy culture, old-time cowboy songs, his 1937 Martin guitar, what it means to be a folksinger and his album Songs of the Plains.
Today's episode is sponsored by Republic Boot Company.
Andy recites "The Sierry Petes" by Gail I. Gardner.
Quotes from this episode
“Back at the beginning
of the ‘big folk scare’ about nineteen-sixty-one
singing about the ‘mule skinner’s blues’
Pastures of Plenty
and Tom Joad
like a character
out of Kerouac’s
“On the Road”
tellin’ lies, mad
as a hatter
we were all wantin’
to know how it was
where it all came from
handed it to us
on a silver platter.”
- Peter Rowan
Links for this episode
Find out more about Colter Wall.
Find out more about Republic Boot Company.
Order Shadow of a Cowboy.
Recorded, edited, and produced by Andy Hedges.
Theme music: Texas Traveler by Hal Cannon.