CowboyPoetry.com    Cowboy Poetry and Music and More at the BAR-D Ranch

 

Popular songwriter and singer Jean Prescott has produced an important, impressive CD set, The Poetry of Larry McWhorter. The recording includes the works of Larry McWhorter (1957-2003), one of the most respected contemporary cowboy poets. The CDs include Larry McWhorter's recitations of his poetry, and eleven poems that were never recorded, recited by some of today's top performers.

Jean Prescott describes the release:

The Poetry of Larry McWhorter is the complete collection of Larry McWhorter's cowboy poems. There were eleven poems that Larry never recorded and that's where a number of his peers came into the picture. Red Steagall, Waddie Mitchell, Chris Isaacs, Andy Hedges, Gary McMahan, Dennis Flynn, Oscar Auker and Jesse Smith all eagerly agreed to help out with the project.

Larry had always wanted to recite two of his favorite poems with Waddie Mitchell, "The Retirement of Ashtola" and "Cowboy Count Yer Blessings." Thanks to Waddie, Hal Cannon, Rich O'Brien, and engineer, Aarom Meador, we were able to make that a reality. You can just see Larry and Waddie on stage reciting those poems.

After listening to both CDs for the first time, I came to an even greater realization of what a great poet Larry was and what we lost as a genre when he left us. I am thrilled to be able to present this double CD to the world of cowboy poetry knowing that young cowboy poets and fans alike will be able to enjoy and recite Larry's classic contemporary cowboy poems for years to come.


The 2-CD set is available for $25 postpaid from Prescott Music, P. O. Box 194, Ovalo, TX 79541; and from the web site, here.

All profits from the sale of the CD will go to "Reins of Glory Equine Therapy" which is under the umbrella of Andrea McWhorter Ministries. The program uses horses to help those recovering from addictions to continue the process of healing. It is based near Akron, Colorado.

 

CD One includes:

Introduction
Therapy
Harley's Secret
The Open Gate
Gate Session
Peaches and Thunder
Johnny Clare
He Rode for the Brand
Ode to the Calf Cradle
The Red Cow
The Confrontation
Drip Coffee
Black Draught
Private Thoughts
New Ropes and Skint Noses
Wheat Pasture Dreamin'
Advice to the Traveler

 

CD Two includes:

The Real Thing, recited by Red Steagall
Cowboy Count Yer Blessings, recited by Larry McWhorter and Waddie Mitchell
The Gate, recited by Andy Hedges
My Song, recited by Jesse Smith
Fear, recited by Chris Isaacs
The Expert, recited by Dennis Flynn
Red Stegall Intro
The Unrepentant, recited by Red Steagall
The Panhandle, recited by Oscar Auker
A Bad Start, recited by Gary McMahan
Trilogy for Cissy, recited by Andy Hedges
Through the Trackroom Door, recited by Jesse Smith
Eightball and Highball, recited by Gary McMahan
The Retirement of Ashtola, recited by Larry McWhorter and Waddie Mitchell
Waitin' on the Drive, recited by Larry McWhorter
 

The 2-CD set is available for $25 postpaid from:

Prescott Music
P. O. Box 194
Ovalo, TX 79541

and from the web site, here.

All profits from the sale of the CD will go to "Reins of Glory Equine Therapy" which is under the umbrella of Andrea McWhorter Ministries. The program uses horses to help those recovering from addictions to continue the process of healing. It is based near Akron, Colorado.

 

 Find more about Larry McWhorter and some of his poetry in our feature here.

 

 

www.cowboypoetry.com

 

HOME

 What's New | Poems | Search

 Features | Events  

The BAR-D Roundup | Cowboy Poetry Week

Poetry Submissions 

Subscribe | Newsletter | Contact Us

  Join Us!

 

Authors retain copyright to their work; obtain an author's
permission before using a poem in any form.

 

CowboyPoetry.com is a project of the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry, Inc., a Federal and California tax-exempt non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.  

 

Site copyright information