Articles: Jim Jones

WRITING THE WEST

WRITING THE WEST

Sometimes people ask me how I find time to do all the things I do…write books; write, perform and record music; make a documentary about Scottish Drovers coming to America. The short answer is… “Beats me.” I don’t think about it a lot, I just do it because I love it...

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READ THE WEST!

READ THE WEST!

As I try to keep some distance between myself and the constant political outrage on Facebook, I’m trying to come up with positive alternatives. It occurs to me that if people spent more time reading actual books instead of the rantings of fanatical folks who want to...

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LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING!

LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING!

Perhaps I’ve mentioned this already but books and music make great gifts for your friends and family. Purely by coincidence, I happen to have all sorts of music and books available right here at my website. If you’re looking for a last minute opportunity, you should...

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Mercy Now

Mercy Now

I know this will come as a shock to some of you, even those who know me well, but I’m not always the most patient person on the face of the earth (I know several people who probably just snorted their coffee out on the table). I had to go to the grocery store earlier...

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I’m Back to Work!

I’m Back to Work!

I’m still trying to process the accolades from Saturday night at the IWMA Awards Ceremony. The Cowboy Way received Traditional Western Album of the Year and Group of the Year awards and I was awarded the Song of the Year for my song, “It’s a Cowboy I Will Be.” I...

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I’m still trying to process the accolades from Saturday night at the IWMA Awards Ceremony. The Cowboy Way received Traditional Western Album of the Year and Group of the Year awards and I was awarded the Song of the Year for my song, “It’s a Cowboy I Will Be.” I...

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Back to Work!

Back to Work!

I’m still trying to process the accolades from Saturday night at the IWMA Awards Ceremony. The Cowboy Way received Traditional Western Album of the Year and Group of the Year awards and I was awarded the Song of the Year for my song, “It’s a Cowboy I Will Be.” I...

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Christmas Shopping with One Click!

Christmas Shopping with One Click!

So Christmas really IS around the corner and you don’t want to wait to the last minute to do your Christmas shopping. My latest novel, The Lights of Cimarron, would make a nice gift for someone who enjoys reading or if you REALLY like ‘em, you could get my entire set...

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Jawdropping Music- Muriel Anderson

Jawdropping Music- Muriel Anderson

Here’s something for those of you who really appreciate great music. Last month, the Cowboy Way Trio performed at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas and it lived up to everything we’d heard about it. It’s been around for about fifty years and although it’s...

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In the Chute

In the Chute

When you record CDs, you go through a lengthy and exhaustive process of recording (usually one track at a time), mixing and eventually, mastering. When you think you’re done (you never are but at some point, you "think" you are), you send it to the company you’ve...

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Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

I just got back from the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Conference in Austin and as usual, I’m really stoked about the whole experience. I heard some amazing young singer/songwriters…Daniel Neihoff was one of the most outstanding…and it just renews my sometimes...

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GREAT Music: Verlon Thompson

GREAT Music: Verlon Thompson

I frequently hear people complain about the quality of music these days, most especially the music coming out of Nashville that passes for Country.  A legitimate complaint, I suppose, but if you’re a serious music fan and you’re willing to dig a little deeper, there’s...

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WRITING THE WEST

WRITING THE WEST

Sometimes people ask me how I find time to do all the things I do…write books; write, perform and record music; make a documentary about Scottish Drovers coming to America. The short answer is… “Beats me.” I don’t think about it a lot, I just do it because I love it...

READ THE WEST!

READ THE WEST!

As I try to keep some distance between myself and the constant political outrage on Facebook, I’m trying to come up with positive alternatives. It occurs to me that if people spent more time reading actual books instead of the rantings of fanatical folks who want to...

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