LIVE RADIO INTERVIEW
AROUND THE BARN
OCTOBER 19, 2013
KHTS 1220 AM
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From the Singer/Songwriter Tom Angle:
This album is the result of a lifetime of riding for cow outfits, hunting camps, dude ranches and pack outfits. Over the years I managed to scribble down a few songs and poems. I mostly performed these for "My own amusement and other folks amazement". After our daughter married Keith Niehenke, a professional musician and soon to be producer, it became possible to create this album.The digital age contributed greatly as well.
In the Summer, in Jackson Hole, I play most Monday nights at the Hootenanny at Dornan's Lodge in Moose. I received a lot of encouragement from the performers and fans there and decided to go ahead with the project. At the end of the day, I'm still a cowboy with a guitar. In the summer I work for Snake River Ranch near Teton Village.
Keith took my songs and really brought them out while maintaining my original ideas and intent. He produced, engineered, mixed and mastered the tracks. Keith also played fiddle, guitar, dobro, and mandolin on the album. I think the only electric guitar and bass we used is on"Nevada". I felt it was such a modern cowboy tale that it deserved it. The album is mostly acoustic. It was recorded with an instrument with a mike in front of it. Pauly Loranger loaned us a couple CAD mikes that really did us a great job. Pauly played Bass on the album. Mostly he used his big ol' upright. When you have Pauly thumpin' on that bass and Jon Shelley bangin' on the drums and Keith on the fiddle, you're bound to get a great sound. Kenny Lee Benson heard what we were doing and decided we had to have some harmonica and acordian on the CD. He really brightened up "Cold Wyoming Winter" and "Leavin' California Blues." Keith decided we needed to do something faster with "Saddle Tramp," the Curley Fletcher song I open my show with. He turned it into a real jump kick tune without changing my original arrangement.
I hope there is something for everyone on this album. It is written from the perspective of the rancher and the cowboy. I hope these songs will touch you in some way; whether to make you laugh or cry, or stir a memory or to tug at your heart strings, these are the songs of my life! Enjoy!
1. Saddle Tramp 2:38
2. Cold Wyoming Winter 3:43
3. Sittin' On The Wind 2:20
4. Winds of March (poem) 1:21
5. Tough Times 3:13
6. The Lady In My Mind 3:27
7. Nevada 3:28
8. Campfire 5:03
9. Evening Breezes 3:04
10. Leavin' California Blues 3:22
11. The Cook With The Bedroll Eyes (poem) 2:25
12. Payday, Quittin' Time and Another Can of Beer 3:29