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Kerry Grombacher’s Range of the Buffalo

Kerry Grombacher’s Range of the Buffalo

I met Kerry Grombacher almost twenty years ago when I joined the WMA (now the IWMA) and over the course of that time, he has become one of my favorite Western songwriters. His songs are authentic, lyrical and literate. It’s a mystery to me as to why he’s never had a...

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MY HEROES HAVE HEROES

MY HEROES HAVE HEROES

A singer/songwriter for whom I had tremendous respect and admiration was the late Michael Smith from Chicago. He’s probably best known for writing The Dutchman, one of the greatest love songs of all time, but he wrote a whole lot of wonderful music. I had the great...

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Mary Kaye: Blending the Old West with the New

Mary Kaye: Blending the Old West with the New

Over my years as a performer, I’ve often been asked by people, “What is Western music?” I’ll just cut to the chase here and tell you; if you’re curious, get a copy of Mary Kaye’s newest album, “Frontier,” and listen to it. There’s your answer. She blends beautiful...

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No Secret Too Small Review

No Secret Too Small Review

No Secret Too Small  By Loretta Miles Tollefson Sometimes I think there must be a rule that says when you’re writing about history, you should make it as dry and monotonous as you possibly can. Provide names, dates and locations but don’t share anything that gives...

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White Hats- Black Hats

White Hats- Black Hats

There’s no question that the characters of my youth in literature, television and the movies helped me chart the course for how I’ve tried to live my life.  They were the “good guys” and they stood up against evil, corruption, bullying and the like.  They all wore...

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Cowboy Way- Doin’ What We Do!

Cowboy Way- Doin’ What We Do!

They say “good things come in threes” (I don’t know who “they” are and I don’t really know if “they” actually say that; I just basically made it up).  If that’s true (or even if it’s not), The Cowboy Way has just released our third album, “Doin’ What We Do,” and we’re...

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VIRTUAL STORE IS OPEN FOR BIDNESS!

VIRTUAL STORE IS OPEN FOR BIDNESS!

With live performances almost non-existent these days, it’s pretty difficult to sell products.  Some folks say the CD is “dead” and yet in the not-so-distant past (as recently as March, 2020), plenty of people were lining up at the merch table to purchase CDs.  At...

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Waning Moon Review

Waning Moon Review

Here's the latest review of my third novel, Waning Moon, Book 3 in the Jared Delaney Series. And as many of you already know, the answer to the final question below is yes. A tale of the good people in northern New Mexico fighting the corruption of the notorious Santa...

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Review: A House of Men- Sumner Wilson

Review: A House of Men- Sumner Wilson

Words matter and Sumner Wilson clearly gets that. In his novel, A House of Men, a tale of family conflict that spans generations, he uses words masterfully to paint pictures of the landscape, to set the mood and tone, and to bring his characters to life. I found...

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The Magic Portal

The Magic Portal

Long before I was a storyteller…songwriter, author, documentarian…I was a voracious consumer of stories. I’ve always loved books, movies, television shows, documentaries and singer/songwriters who told stories about their lives, and I still do. For me, it provides...

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STRANGE TIMES

STRANGE TIMES

Strange times we’re living in. As I grapple with the impact this pandemic is having on my business and particularly on my ability to do the things I love to do, I try to maintain some perspective. Entertaining folks is very important all of the time but now more than...

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Great time to read and listen to music!

Great time to read and listen to music!

Since we’re all going to be shut in a lot more than usual for a while, I would encourage you to read books and listen to music…it will lighten your load and make the time pass. I have books and music available on my website and you can get there with just a click of...

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Kerry Grombacher’s Range of the Buffalo

Kerry Grombacher’s Range of the Buffalo

I met Kerry Grombacher almost twenty years ago when I joined the WMA (now the IWMA) and over the course of that time, he has become one of my favorite Western songwriters. His songs are authentic, lyrical and literate. It’s a mystery to me as to why he’s never had a...

MY HEROES HAVE HEROES

MY HEROES HAVE HEROES

A singer/songwriter for whom I had tremendous respect and admiration was the late Michael Smith from Chicago. He’s probably best known for writing The Dutchman, one of the greatest love songs of all time, but he wrote a whole lot of wonderful music. I had the great...

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