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About Andy Hedges
 Poetry and Lyrics
Recordings 
Contacting Andy Hedges

 

Named
Academy of Western Artists' (AWA)
Top Male Poet
2004

About Andy Hedges 

Hailing from Lubbock, Texas, Andy Hedges is a reciter, singer and guitarist. For the last dozen years or so he has entertained audiences all over the West with his classic cowboy poetry recitations, clean guitar work, and cowboy folk music.

Andy has been a featured performer at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, the Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Alpine, Texas, and countless cowboy gatherings, theaters, festivals, and concert venues around the West.

He has released two albums of cowboy poetry recitations, and in 2004 debuted his first music album, City Boys.

Andy has recently teamed-up with songwriter, Andy Wilkinson on a joint album project, Welcome to the Tribe (Yellowhouse Music, 2009). With old songs rediscovered by Hedges and new songs written by Wilkinson and the whole arranged by them both, the new recording explores "who is and who ain’t in the cowboy life."

"Andy Hedges makes no claim to being a cowboy but he has the cowboy spirit, integrity, and the heart that makes his music so undeniably real. Andy could very well carry on the traditions when all us old guys are gone. I'd feel assured in knowing the music of our great American West was in good hands."  Don Edwards

 

Poetry and Lyrics

Texas Braggin'
City Boys

The Glitterbus


 

Texas Braggin’

On a roundup in the spring way back in eighty-two,
A Texas man was ridin’ with some northern buckaroos.
Now this Lone star cowboy was just what you'd expect,
From any Texas puncher with a lick of self respect.

He’d say "In Texas everything’s a whole lot better and bigger,
The punchers all are punchier and as near as I can figure,
The horses all run faster, the cattle all are tougher,
The rivers all run wider and the work’s a whole lot rougher."

Well, he commenced to braggin’ everyday of every week
Till it riled them buckaroos just to hear him speak.
And after talkin’ it over they came to decide,
They’d have to somehow damage this braggin’ cowboy’s pride.

And since he’d said them Texans were so tough,
They’d have to pull a trick to call this puncher’s bluff.
So one day while they was fordin’ a river, they happened to come across
A bunch of snappin’ turtles a hidin’ in the moss.

Well, they put them turtles in his bedroll and thru it back in the wagon,
Figured that’d stop his never ending braggin’.
So that night when he got his bedroll out and laid it on the ground,
Them buckaroos all walked over and they kinda gathered ‘round

To watch him stick his feet down in that roll,
A thinkin’ it would be a pretty funny show.
And sure enough he stuck his feet in and he jerked ’em right back out,
And he kinda had a surprised look upon his snout,

When he flipped the bedroll open and he yelled out to the crew,
"Well, looky there boys... Bedbugs! And little bitty ones too!"

© 2001, Andy Hedges 
This poem may not be reprinted or reposted without the author's written permission.

 

City Boys 

On a big spread in Wyoming
Before the break of day
That's where you'll find him
Ridin' for his pay
He loves the life he's livin'
And he knows no other way
And, he'll be punchin' cattle
Until his dyin' day

chorus:
I'll sing for the cowboy
Ridin' on the range
I'll sing for the traditions
That aint never gonna change
I'll sing for the top hands
Who've stood the test
And, I'll sing for the city boys
Who'd love to head out west

In a office down on main street
In his suit and tie
He works hard all week
Puttin' in his nine to fives
You know he loves them cowboy movies
It's all that gets him by
Cause he longs to be a cowboy
And leave that city life behind

chorus

Tonight I'm up here singin'
An old cowboy tune
But I wish I was out there ridin'
Underneath that prairie moon
But I play this guitar
Day after day
Singin' songs and tellin' stories
About the old time ways

chorus

© 2004, Andy Hedges from City Boys
This song may not be reprinted or reposted without the author's written permission.

The Glitterbus

When the Glitterbus comes around
And stops on any street,
Folks line up like little kids
A-jigglin’ for a seat;
The wannabes whistle and shout
To get their tickets punched,
The has-beens holler on their mobile phones
While they’re making dates for lunch.

            You’ll see it here and there,
            You’ll see it now and then;
            But you’ll never know
            Where the Glitterbus goes,
            You’ll never know where it’s been.

The Glitterbus glimmers and gleams,
And it purrs like a well-fed cat.
With a welcome sigh it opens up
As the driver doffs his hat
Letting social climbers claw
And elbow through the drags
While the sound-byte dogs, they mark the tires
And bark in their gossip rags.

            Chorus

Shiny mirrors are all around
Where windows should have been,
So the folks inside cannot see out
And the outside can’t see in;
All the ones who wish they were
And the ones who think they are
Suspend their smiles in the vanity glass
Like teeth in a Mason jar.

            Chorus

When the doors are finally closed
And the costume crowd’s on board,
They form committees and they choose up sides
And they give themselves awards,
So the has-beens get it back,
So the wanna-bes don’t get lost,
So everybody’s somebody at last
So long as they don’t get off.

            Chorus

by Andy Hedges and Andy Wilkinson from Welcome to the Tribe
© 2005, D. A. Wilkinson, Cain't Quit Music, Inc./BMI
This song may not be reprinted or reposted without the authors' written permission.

Recordings

Cowboy Songster


2013

Includes:

Diamond Joe
Down South on the Rio Grande
Old Chisholm Trail
Black Snake Moan
West Texas Blues
Boll Weevil
Roving Gambler
Chuck-Wagon Blues
Wild Buckaroo
James Alley Blues
You're Gonna Quit Me
The Bronc That Wouldn't Bust
The Brazos River Song
Ye Objects of Sense/Song of Texas


Andy Hedges' music goes beyond any simple categorization. Is it "cowboy?" Mostly. Is it relevant? Always. He makes the old new with his inventive, thoughtful renderings of traditional folk music, creations that come to inhabit their own timeless place among the best roots music. While he seems to channel the spirits of the old ballads and blues, he reinvents them with his singular picking, singing, and interpretations. Throughout Cowboy Songster, his delivery expresses the irony, humor, longing, and pain encompassed in his selections; the songs are reborn as uniquely his.

A serious musician and collector and scholar of traditional works from a young age, Andy Hedges now has eight albums, a Wrangler Award, and many acclaimed performances to stand on. Perhaps there is no better endorsement of his work than that of great American cowboy troubadour Don Edwards, who calls Andy Hedges' music "undeniably real," and states, "Andy could very well carry on the traditions when all us old guys are gone. I'd feel assured in knowing the music of our great American West was in good hands."

Cowboy Songster includes a satisfying range of traditional songs, all arranged by Andy Hedges, along with Curley Fletcher's "Wild Buckaroo," and "Down South on the Rio Grande," a traditional piece with original music. "Boll Weevil" and "James Alley Blues" are particular standouts. Liner notes list his father's rebuilt guitar as one of the instruments used in the recording, along with "one of Ramblin' Jack's old guitar picks."

Cowboy Songster honors tradition, and like the historic works he brings to life, Andy Hedges offers important music that will endure.
 

Find a video preview here at YouTube.

Find samples and more at www.AndyHedges.com

Cowboy Songster is available for $17 plus postage from Yellowhouse Music, CD Baby, downloads at iTunes



 


The Outlands


2012

Andy Wilkinson and Andy Hedges

Includes:

The Outland Trails by Henry Herbert Knibbs
The Crooked Trail by Andy Wilkinson
The Old Chisholm Trail traditional
Old Jefferson and Me by Andy Wilkinson
The Sporting Cowboy traditional
The Mustang's Song by Andy Wilkinson
The Poet's Catch Rope by Andy Wilkinson
Whiskey Bill traditional
Cowgirl's Lullaby by Andy Wilkinson and Bob Livingston
Saddle Bum by Curley Fletcher and Chris Sand
The Rodeo Hand by Peter La Farge
You Can't Go Home by Andy Wilkinson
Beggars Would Ride by Andy Wilkinson
Come See Me by Rooster Morris
The Outland Trails by Henry Herbert Knibbs

 

The "cowboy folk" music and poetry of Andy Hedges and Andy Wilkinson inhabits a time and place of its own, a pure world of their own making. What sings out is not the past or present, but the genuine heart of life's continuity.

The Outlands, the latest release from the Wrangler-award winning duo, draws from the now and the then. It starts and ends with fragments of Henry Herbert Knibbs' (b. 1874) wistful poem, "The Outland Trails" ("My head grew gray on the outland trails where I stood a man with men/And now I whine like a hungry whelp to go out on the trails again.").

Their "Saddle Bum" is Curley Fletcher's (b. 1892) song with Chris Sand's—the thoroughly modern "rappin' cowboy"
hand. "Old Jefferson and Me" and "You Can't Go Home" sound a comfortable hundred years old, but are contemporary compositions by Andy Wilkinson. Modern works by Peter LaFarge, Bob Livingston, and Rooster Morris fit seamlessly alongside traditional pieces.

Alissa Hedges and Emily Arellano once again add their ethereal voices in exquisite harmonies. Alissa Hedges also solos with timeless style on a song made for her enchanting voice, "Cowgirl Lullaby." Emily Arellano is featured on "Beggars Would Ride," another example of a fresh expression of centuries-old imagery.

A particular
Outlands standout is Andy Wilkinson's "The Poet's Catch Rope," which he performs a cappella. It's a piece he wrote in tribute to poet and songwriter Buck Ramsey, and something to experience. There's nothing else like it, just like there's nothing else like most of what comes from these two unique talents.

Andy Hedges' beguiling rendition of Rooster Morris' "Come See Me," with Ian Wilkinson's background harmonica is a complementing siren song for Knibbs' poem of longing. It's another outstanding and unexpected piece that wraps the album on a perfect note.

For an interesting view of the collaboration between Andy Hedges and Andy Wilkinson, see an interview by Tamara Kubacki of the Western Folklife Center here, which also includes two selections from
The Outlands.

Visit www.andyandandy.com for order information.

CowboyPoetry.com
 


 

Mining the Motherlode


2011

Andy Wilkinson and Andy Hedges

Includes:

Approaching the Llano Estacado by Andy Wilkinson
Cradle of the Wind by Andy Wilkinson
Farm Relief by Uncle Dave Macon
Down on Penny's Farm by Bently Brothers
Dust Can't Kill Me by Woody Guthrie
 Dust Pneumonia Blues by Woody Guthrie
Hang and Rattle by Andy Wilkinson
Old-Timey Heart by Andy Wilkinson
Sandston Champagne by Andy Wilkinson
Mining the Motherlode by Andy Wilkinson
Dollars for December by Andy Wilkinson
The Jolly Banker by Woody Guthrie
No Room for the Big Shots by Andy Wilkinson
Hallyhoo by Andy Wilkinson
Lloyd's Country Store by Andy Wilkinson
My Brown, Uneven Teeth by Andy Wilkinson
This River Don't Burn by Andy Wilkinson
No Depression by Maybelle Carter


Available from Yellowhouse Music, iTunes, and CDBaby
 

The Wrangler Award-winning duo of Andy Hedges and Andy Wilkinson offer a timely and timeless collection of poetry and song in their latest impressive release, Mining the Motherlode. Fully realized in scope, message, and fine writing and performing, the endangered Llano Estacado, its aquifer, and its 1200 centuries of history, is the starting off point.

But the whole addresses all hard times and hard decisions. Andy Wilkinson comments, "The history of the American West was openness. The future of the American West is water.
Mining the Motherlode explores that future by using the lens of art to look at our present and our immediate past." They tell their story with rare art and accomplishment. And they manage to offer riveting entertainment throughout, even when delivering the most dire messages about the most dire times.

The selections are rich and deep, ranging from Andy Wilkinson's poetry, recited both by him and by Andy Hedges; Andy Wilkinson's original songs; and their arrangements of Dust Bowl era songs by Woody Guthrie; Maybelle Carter; the Bently Brothers, who inspired Bob Dylan; and by Uncle Dave Macon, the Grand Ole Opry's first star. Andy Hedges' vocals often carry a just-right bemused and ironic touch when he interprets those Dust Bowl songs. All through, there is no gap in space or time felt between vintage pieces and the new pieces.

Two other formidable forces, Alissa Hedges and Emily Arellano, add their skillful, unique vocal styles, both in lead performances and solos. Led by Emily Arellano in one outstanding track, their refrain in Woody Guthrie's "Dust Can't Kill Me" haunts long after the song is sung, "Can't kill me Lord, can't kill me..." Alissa Hedges delivers another unforgettable performance on Andy Wilkinson's strange and wonderful "Old Timey Heart," accompanied by Andy Hedges on six-string banjo.

There isn't a track of the eighteen included that couldn't be singled out for its startling good writing and power: "You've heard about the Farm Relief...well it finally got here, they have just about relieved the farmer of everything he's got" (Uncle Dave Macon's "Farm Relief"). Much of the blazingly forceful writing comes from Andy Wilkinson, such as: "Poets and dreamers, the only true realists, live in the future..." (his masterful title poem, "Mining the Motherlode
," in a 7-minute tour de force recitation by Andy Hedges); "Give us the sense to not do what we can." (his "No Room for the Big Shots" song); and "If it's kingdom come a'comin', it's a'comin' dressed in brown," (the song, "Hang and Rattle"). Andy Wilkinson's importance as a leading presence in creating and spreading the critical word through poetry and music has never been more clear.

Not completely devoid of tempered optimism, the listener is reminded that history repeats—"You can go too soon, you can go too far, but no matter where you go, there you are" in Andy Wilkinson's "Lloyd's Country Store"
and the messages today are no less urgent than they were in the last century. This review can't even begin to touch on the recording's expansive work. Mining the Motherlode is a treasure in American folk tradition from yesterday and today's most important creators and interpreters. You'll want to hear it; we need to hear it.

The fittingly spare packaging of the CD is graced by Andy Wilkinson's art, which also recently appeared on Amy Hale Auker's book,
Rightful Place.

Visit www.andyandandy.com for order information.

CowboyPoetry.com
 


Long Ways from Home

2010

Andy Wilkinson and Andy Hedges

"... a collection of songs old and new, traditional and contemporary, all cut from the same cloth of the fundamental fabric of the human story: wanderers and travelers making their way in unknown territory, cowboys and explorers cutting for sign on new trails, and all those lost and lonely in the realms of the mind or the heart or the spirit. As with their past projects, the young Andy Hedges has sought out the old while the senior Andy Wilkinson has crafted the new, all collaboratively arranged and laid down with with the freshness and edge of real time recording that features the harmonies of Alissa Hedges and special guests Don Edwards (six string banjo) and Curtis Peoples (bass)."

Includes:

Everybody Out to Treat a Stranger Right by Blind Willie Johnson
Gideon (for Townes Van Zandt) by Andy Wilkinson
Rambler Gambler public domain
Tabasco by Andy Wilkinson
Let the Mermaids Flirt with Me by Mississippi John Hurt
Mole in the Ground public domain
Tell Me How by Andy Wilkinson, Amanda Shires
West Texas Blues public domain; additional verses by Andy Wilkinson
Centerline by Andy Wilkinson
Boll Weevil public domain
A Home for Me by Andy Wilkinson
 

  Cover art: "Long Ways from Home" pastel by Andy Wilkinson

Available for $15.88 plus postage from Yellowhouse Music

and at iTunes


 

Welcome to the Tribe

Winner of the Western Heritage Wrangler Award
from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

2009

Andy Wilkinson and Andy Hedges

Includes:

Welcome to the Tribe (for Buck, Buster, and Bob) by Andy Wilkinson
Wild West Rambler  traditional
The Dreary, Dreary Life  traditional
Diamond Joe  traditional
The Lost Lonesome High by Andy Wilkinson
The Cowboy's Soliloquy by Allen McCandless
Old Paint Medley multiple songwriters
The Keepers of the Code (for Jack and Peter)
Palm-Leaf Lid by Andy Wilkinson and Andy Hedges
The Lost Lonesome High by Andy Wilkinson
The Glitterbus by Andy Wilkinson and Andy Hedges
Pop Reed by Peter LaFarge
The Great Escape by Andy Wilkinson


Available for $15.88 plus postage from Yellowhouse Music

and available from iTunes

Find more at: www.myspace.com/welcometothetribe

Welcome to the Tribe, real cowboy folk music by Andy Hedges and Andy Wilkinson (www.andywilkinson.net) marries tradition and the present in an important, masterful album that celebrates the "keepers of the code" and the "members of the tribe." With a mix of classic cowboy songs and fresh originals—some written by Andy Wilkinson and some collaborations by the two—it's not about exclusion, but it's about principle. The songs on Welcome to the Tribe are sometimes frank, sometimes funny, and always entertaining.

Hedges and Wilkinson are songwriters, poets, and performers—and folk historians. In the liner notes for the opening track, "Welcome to the Tribe (for Buck, Buster, and Bob)," Andy Wilkinson writes about his inspiration for the song and sets up all that is to come, "While making an introduction of Bob Moorhouse, Buster Welch listed the three things that it takes to make a cowboy....the very best, most succinct description of the cowboy code I've heard since Buck Ramsey defined it as 'being in the right place at the right time....'"

Welcome to the Tribe offers one sterling performance after another.

Traditional selections shine with carefully crafted arrangements. They include "The Cowboy's Soliloquy," "Diamond Joe," the lesser known "Wild West Rambler," and a resonant a cappella performance of "The Dreary Dreary Life" by Andy Wilkinson. Their "Old Paint Medley" is an entrancing study of the familiar cowboy standard, with an infrequently-sung verse by Woody Guthrie and the inspired incorporation of "The Horse With a Union Label."

The original songs are filled with novel, smart lyrics. "The Palm Leaf Lid" pokes fun at the "all hat" types ("Now if you never break a sweat nor pitch into a wreck, it's logical to wear a Silver Belly 100X...but if you mix it up outside an air-conditioned rig..."). Their amusing, catchy, and absolutely sparkling "The Glitterbus" says all there is to say about "fame" (the liner notes simply caution, "It's best to stay off this bus."). Andy Wilkinson's "The Lost Lonesome High" is a plain-truth story of today's cowboy "All day in the pickup runnin' errands to town, when I shoulda been horseback, prowlin' some ground, what once was the orders for a half-dozen hands is now the to-do list for a single camp man."

Another standout is Wilkinson's "The Keepers of the Code" (for Jack and Peter)." Again, the liner notes make an important statement, "Some of us think that Tin Pan Alley and Hollywood oaters would have completely gutted cowboy music if it hadn't been for the folk revival of the 1950s, in particular the work of Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Peter LaFarge. This song is for them." The lyrics make their case and offer lines for an enduring cowboy music philosophy and anthem: "It don't matter where you're from, it's just where you're goin', it don't matter what you've done, it's just what you do, sing where you live, live where you're singin', it don't matter who's listenin' to you."

Amanda Shires, Lloyd Maines, Bob Livingston, and other top musicians join Hedges and Wilkinson with a level of excellence that holds throughout the entire project, from the songwriting, singing, and continuity to the package design.

If they are spinning CDs in the Great Beyond, the likes of
Buck Ramsey
, Jack Thorp, Alan Lomax, and other members of the tribe and keepers of the code will have Welcome to the Tribe on their top shelves.

Visit www.andyandandy.com for order information.

 

CowboyPoetry.com
 

 


City Boys

City Boys includes:

The Tribe of the Forty and Found  by Andy Wilkinson
Wild Buckeroo  by Curley Fletcher
City Boys  by Andy Hedges
Jamie Raeborn's Farewell  traditional
Mustang Gray  traditional
Dreams Drive the Brazos  by Andy Wilkinson
Bronco Bill's Lament  by Don McLean
More Pretty Girls  traditional
 Dust and Horns  by Rod Taylor
Ye Objects of Sense/Song of Texas  traditional
Jody  by Andy Wilkinson
Girl From the North Country  by Bob Dylan
Roving Gambler  traditional

 

Andy Hedges: vocals, acoustic guitar
Kyle Abernathie: harmonium
Cary Banks: piano, bottleneck guitar
Joe Carr: mandolin
Steve Cooper: penny whistle, wooden flute
Sean Frankenhouser: double-bass
Rusty Huddleson: accordion
Kenny Maines: harmony vocals
Brian McRae: wood blocks, electric guitar, harmony vocals, tambourine, congas
Alan Munde: banjo
John Perrin: bodhran
Amanda Shires: fiddle
Rod Taylor: harmony vocals
Andy Wilkinson: harmony vocals
Sacred Harp Shape Note Singers: Joe Taylor, Tom Taylor, Kathy Taylor, and Mary Alice Latimer
 

From the liner notes by Andy Wilkinson:

A dozen or so years ago, through the graces of Buck Ramsey—who was never averse to strays or mavericks—I was first drawn into the cowpunch culture of the American West. There was at that time much discussion of exactly who belonged to the cowboy tribe, and of what constituted the music and poetry of the clan. As influenced by Mel Torme and Albert Camus as by Slim Critchlow and Gene Rhodes, Buck chose to err on the side of inclusiveness, for her understand, in ways that none of the rest of us ever could, that it was the spirit that made the cowboy, not the other way around.

Buck Ramsey is gone, too soon and, now it seems, too long, but that same question lingers. And like so much of contemporary American discourse, the sides have grown hardened and unyielding. Traditionalists have beaten their swords from the scholarship of ethnomusicology, while Nashville wannabes have armed themselves with ambition and glitz. Between the two camps is a tricky minefield, littered with the remains of those who'd like to have it both ways.

That is why the music of Andy Hedges is so refreshing. Claiming to be neither cowboy nor cowboy singer, his work plainly shows the heritage of each. His voice is honest and unpretentious, his guitar work and effortless and unconscious blend of folk and modern styles, both set to work on material that crosses the turns of two centuries.

For if the spirit makes the cowboy—as Buck Ramsey demonstrated—then surely it is that same spirit that makes cowboy music, for cowboy music was always like the cowboy: unsuitable for fencing, impossible to corral, unwilling to go any way but its own.  Which pretty well describes the music of Andy Hedges.

Andy Wilkinson
Lubbock, Texas
August, 2004


Andy Hedges describes his recording:
 

City Boys is a collection of both traditional and contemporary cowboy and folk tunes. It includes my original song "City Boys," new songs by Andy Wilkinson (who also produced the album!), a Rod Taylor song, obscure cowboy tunes, Celtic songs, old folk tunes, Sacred Harp Shape Note music, and songs by Bob Dylan and Don McLean.

You can order the album directly from me by sending a check or money order for $17 (postpaid) to: 10903 Quinton Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79424; 806-790-5555 or from Yellowhouse Music.

 

Andy Hedges manages to be both pioneering and traditional in City Boys. He approaches these eclectic folk tunes with a purity and a venerable wisdom. His music is straightforward, his voice fresh and confident, and there is an unassailable integrity and intelligence in the choices and the arrangements. Some tunes have been around for a hundred years, and some are modern. His interpretations make this collection burst with the excitement of something that's never been done before. Like the people he writes and sings about, Andy Hedges straddles an old world and a new.  He is comfortably and deeply seated in the tradition, and at the same time, he soars into the  bright future with this remarkable recording.  I hope everyone takes the opportunity to hear his music.

Margo Metegrano, CowboyPoetry.com

Don Edwards comments, "Andy  Hedges makes no claim to being a cowboy but he has the Cowboy Spirit, integrity, and the heart that makes his music so undeniably Real.  Andy could very well carry on the traditions when all us old guys are gone. I'd feel assured in knowing the music of our great American West was in good hands."

O. J. Sikes, in Rope Burns, writes, "From the very first notes you know you are in for a real treat..."

See a review here by Brad Carter of Yellowhouse Music, who calls City Boys "one of the most refreshing pieces of work I have heard in a long time."  

Read a review by Linda Kirkpatrick here.

Read a review by Lauralee Northcott here.  

And read many more comments from others at Andy Hedges' web site

 


Days and Nights in the Saddle 

Days and Nights in the Saddle includes:

Introduction by  Bruce Kiskaddon (from Rhymes of the Ranges) 
The Riders by S. Omar Barker
The Red Cow by Larry McWhorter
Purt Near by S. Omar Barker
The Hell Bound Train anonymous
The Broncho Twister's Prayer  by Bruce Kiskaddon
The Return of the Bronco Twister by Mike Querner
Boomer Johnson by Henry Herbert Knibbs
Texas Braggin'' by Andy Hedges
Charlie and the Calumet Can by Charley Hendren
Bruin Wooin' by S. Omar Barker
An Old Western Town by Bruce Kiskaddon
Jack Potter's Courtin' by S. Omar Barker
When They've Finished Shipping Cattle in the Fall by Bruce Kiskaddon

 

Andy Hedges is a master of the classics and his Days and Nights in the Saddle includes classic poems by Bruce Kiskaddon, S. Omar Barker, and Henry Herbert Knibbs. The recording also includes Andy's own "Texas Braggin'" and contemporary poems by Larry McWhorter, Mike Querner, and Charley Hendren.  

Some traditional tunes accompany the poetry, including "Zebra Dunn," "The Little Black Bull," Sweet Betsey from Pike," "Mustang Gray,"  and "When the Work's All Done This Fall."  Andy did all the guitar work on the album and also wrote some of the other background tunes.

Days and Nights in the Saddle is out of print and no longer available from Andy Hedges.

 


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