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.

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  • Mike Phillips

    Mike Phillips Salem, Illinois

    Andy, I sure enjoyed hearing Rodney's interview. I met Rodney on one of his early visits to the gathering in Elko. He is an excellent poet and I enjoyed hearing his poem about taking his wife around on a hay stacking machine while changing a pole light, FYI,you mentioned Glenn Ohrlin, I met Glenn thru a friend and we use to go down to his ranch and help him work his cattle . We become good friends and I have one of his paintings. Best regards, Mike Phillips

    Andy,
    I sure enjoyed hearing Rodney's interview. I met Rodney on one of his early visits to the gathering in Elko. He is an excellent poet and I enjoyed hearing his poem about taking his wife around on a hay stacking machine while changing a pole light,
    FYI,you mentioned Glenn Ohrlin, I met Glenn thru a friend and we use to go down to his ranch and help him work his cattle . We become good friends and I have one of his paintings.
    Best regards,
    Mike Phillips

  • Ken Stillwell

    Ken Stillwell Zenia CA

    I cant Express enough gratitude for your pod casts. I've been to Elko 5 years in a row and have met many of the folks you've interviewed. I run some cattle and have a saddle shop in this country. It's very remote mountains and rough terrain. Anyway thanks my friend. Respectfully Ken

    I cant Express enough gratitude for your pod casts. I've been to Elko 5 years in a row and have met many of the folks you've interviewed. I run some cattle and have a saddle shop in this country. It's very remote mountains and rough terrain. Anyway thanks my friend. Respectfully Ken

  • Jet Jones

    Jet Jones Queensland, Australia.

    Thanks for another great pod cast Andy, when I'm home I love listening to them. I Have spent a little time in north Dakota and worked in SD. I would say they are mostly more farmers who own cattle than cowboys. Till you open the chute gate and they'll cowboy the hell out of what ever there on. So from all the way down under big thanks to Rodney for the great stories.

    Thanks for another great pod cast Andy, when I'm home I love listening to them. I Have spent a little time in north Dakota and worked in SD. I would say they are mostly more farmers who own cattle than cowboys. Till you open the chute gate and they'll cowboy the hell out of what ever there on. So from all the way down under big thanks to Rodney for the great stories.

  • Pete

    Pete Minster

    I am grateful that there is someone like you out there to give us a worthwhile bit of entertainment in this world that is ever more lacking in respect and tradition. Thank you Sir for your service!

    I am grateful that there is someone like you out there to give us a worthwhile bit of entertainment in this world that is ever more lacking in respect and tradition. Thank you Sir for your service!

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