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Rick Huff reviews Western music and cowboy poetry releases in his "Rick Huff's Best of the West Reviews" column in Rope Burns, The Western Way from the Western Music Association, other publications, and at CowboyPoetry.com,

We're pleased to have selected reviews below. Find an index of hundreds of Rick Huff's reviews here; there are six pages of reviews to date.

Rick Huff considers Western music books and recordings; cowboy poetry books, chapbooks, and recordings; and relevant videos for review. For other materials, please query first: bestofthewest@swcp.com

Please be sure to include complete contact information, price (plus postage) and order address information.

From Rick Huff, February, 2012:

Policy of the Column: It should be understood by artists sending material that it is being done for review consideration. Submitting such material does not ensure that it will be reviewed. Also, predominantly religious material is not accepted for review in the column. If further clarification is needed, contact Rick Huff, PO Box 8442, Albuquerque, NM 87198-8442.

Rick Huff
 P.O. Box 8442
 Albuquerque, NM  87198-8442


Rick Huff has produced radio and TV ads and done TV hosting and deejay work for nearly 37 years.  He's had his own production company in Albuquerque, New Mexico, since 1978.  

His working interest in Western Music began in 1983, promoting and creating with Western Music Hall-of-Famer Hi Busse.  In 1986 they developed the radio featurette "Song and Story with Hi Busse" and Huff subsequently released two albums of Hi Busse & The Frontiersmen material.  He has co-produced CD's for Sons of the Rio Grande and Jim Jones. 

In 1999 he and Sidekick Productions' Mary Ryland formed Frontiersmen 2 to co-produce their radio show "The Best of the West Revue" and its publication "The Best of the West Digest."  In 2004 they released a double CD set, The Best of New Mexico Western: Big Surprises From Behind the Chile Curtain! and are currently working on Volume II - or as they like to call it Son of the Best of New Mexico Western!  


Huff's "Western Air" column appears regularly in the Western Music Association's magazine, The Western Way. He also writes for Classic Country & Western magazine and Rope Burns. The column is a regular feature of the Western Music Association's quarterly magazine, The Western Way, and we're pleased to have recent columns posted here.


Selected Reviews from Rick Huff's Best of the West Reviews

Page 6

See page one for a complete alphabetical list of all reviews


Reviews on this Page

Alphabetically by artist, below

This is page six

WEST by Lars Strandberg, Lars Åberg & Ronnie Nilsson
Tough Times by Tom Angle
Oh, Sweet Mama by Sourdough Slim & Robert Armstrong

Tales From The Trail by the BAR-D Wranglers
The Usual Suspects by Bill Barwick
Butterfield Stage by John Bergstrom
(From the) Heart of a Cowgirl by Aspen Black
Lessons From A Desperado Poet by Baxter Black
Rudolph's Night Off by Baxter Black

Wyoming Cowboy Far from Home by Buffalo Bill Boycott
A Harder Place to Leave by Broken Chair Band
A Cowboy and his Sweetheart by Roz Brown
It's A Cowboy Thang by Terry Brown
Writes & Co-Writes Volume III by Les Buffham & Friends
Time in Contention by Cindy Smith & T.B. Burton

Hal Cannon by Hal Cannon
Poetry of a Florida Cowboy by David Carlton
Lights of Santa Fe by Cathy Faber's Swingin' Country Band
The Gang by Jon Chandler
Along the Christmas Trail by Cisco Jim
Dancin' in Denver by Patty Clayton
Songcatcher by Judy Coder
Words You Can Understand by Country Night Live
Symposium 2011 by the Cowboy Poets of Utah
The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Six from CowboyPoetry.com
The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven from CowboyPoetry.com
Hard Times by Ben Crane
A Western Legacy by Cecil Cravens
Thereby Hangs a Tale by Gene Culkin
I Wrote This by Chuck Cusimano

Live in High River by "Ol' Ugly," Doris Daley, and Jim Peace
One Hundred Years Of Thunder by Doris Daley & Bruce Innis
Tonekei by Holly Davis
Just a Horse by Janice Deardorff
The Source by Steve Deming
Don & the Roping Dummies