Thursday, August 28, 2008

Cowgirls and Campfire songs

I was out in the wild west last weekend, and found myself with guitar in hand next to a blazing campfire (no marshmallows) but good company and some very country styled and tasty tunes! My sister Emily and I jammed out all weekend and she taught me a bunch of her favorite country cover tunes. We did one called "Prairie Lullaby" by Don Edwards... and so this blog is a search for some good ole country tunes to learn around a campfire~

Don Edwards
I found he has a site on myspace with a song called "Coyote" which was recorded live along with "Cattle Call", I am definitely going to learn Coyote for next summer when Emily and I go stay at Patty's Cabin again.

"The freewheeling, well-traveled singer is one of the final archetypal representatives of America's underground folk tradition, a self-made wayfarer whose fifty-plus years of experience resonates through every tune captured here..." He is a definite Cowboy all the way, and his voice and songs are perfect for a smoky campfire!

These two brothers are modern day cowboys from Saint Paul Minnesota, who call themselves an "Early Country Brother Duo." My favorite song so far by them is "Cluck Ol' Hen" it's fiddlin' start and yeehaw twang is perfect for a little sittin on a log!

Sarah Wood
Not only is this Flatwoods Kentucky native a fantastic Banjo player, she rocks out on the fiddle too, her voice is youthful and sweet, and she has gracefully offered free downloads of all her songs on her myspace page, here!! I can see my sister and I singing some of her tunes with our guitars napping quietly in the sage brush, and our voices yodeling off the mountain tops~

Well I am off to do a little Yo da lay he hoo before the campfire burns out~~

g'night my sweet lil' coyotes~

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