Show #69 March 28, 2020
Like you, we've had another week living with the unexpected...and the big unanswered questions...what do we do now and what's next? Two things I know for sure...we'll ride through this together and let's keep our sunny side up! Today's playlist is chockfull of light hearted, optomistic tunes to gladden your heart.
Show #68 March 21, 2020
Humor Is The Best Medicine
I don't know about you - but my world seems to be in a bit of a tail spin right now - and I've made a pledge to keep my "sunny side up and put my tail to the wind!" This week's theme is 'Humor Is The Best Medicine." Our medicinal presecription for good health is a blend of poetry and music meant to entertain. Feel free to smile, chuckle, and laugh heartily!
Show #67 March 14, 2020
Spirits Of All Kinds
Western and Western Swing music abounds with songs about alcoholic beverages. "Spirits Of All Kinds" playlist is 4 parts drinking songs, 6 parts whiskey, 2 parts beer, 1 part tequila, and 3 parts wine. Beer bottles, shot and wine glasses are lined up at the OutWest Saloon bar - I'm pouring, join me!
Show #66 March 7, 2020
Revisiting The Alamo
We remember that historic day, March 6, 1836, an iconic moment in Texas and American history, the siege and fall of the Alamo. This event continues to fuel the imaginations of musicians, authors, artists, and historians as well as travelers visiting the Alamo daily. The playlist reflects songs about Liberty, the 13 Days of Glory, Davy Crockett, Colonial William B. Travis, the Line In The Sand, The Texicans and more.
Show #65 February 29, 2020
Top Of The Charts
The countdown of the songs from the top 30 Cowboy / Western albums as determined by the playlists Western DJs, like BOBBI JEAN, submit to the International Western Music Association. Published quarterly, the newest chart has just been published. Today is music from albums charting #14 to #1.
Show #64 February 22, 2020
Off The Charts
We begin a two part countdown of songs from the top 30 Cowboy / Western albums as determined by the playlists Western DJs, like BOBBI JEAN, submit to the International Western Music Association. Published quarterly, the newest chart has just been published. Today is music from albums charting #30 to #16.
Show #63 February 15, 2020
Motoring Through Montana
We travel in a 1964 GM automobile with a "Body by Fisher." The car ad reads "Our trunks are Texas size and beautiful to boot. Our famous interior designers don't stop short of the trunk - they tailor it to a T-the whole Texas size acreage! That's high, wide and handsome 'pard." We will need the saddles where we're going and we want to be prepared for anything that could happen under that Big Montana Sky! (Image is an automobile ad for the 1964 GM Body by Fisher)
Show #62 February 8, 2020
West By Wagon
Climb into a classic 1959 Plymouth Sport and Custom Suburban, settle into the big Observation Seat, put on your sunglasses - we're rolling "West By Wagon." OutWest's Roving Scout, BOBBI JEAN, is behind the steering wheel with the map. We're heading out to Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, and Nevada. (Image is an automobile ad for the Plymouth Suburban)
Show #61 February 1, 2020
Somewhere West of Laramie
Ride with OutWest's Roving Scout, BOBBI JEAN, in a 1923 Jordan Playboy convertable as she travels "Somewhere West of Laramie." You'll travel through the famous Western towns of Abilene, Albuquerque, Cheyenne, Chinatown, Dallas County, Denver, Dodge City, Laramie, Manhattan, San Antonia, Sedalia, Tombstone and Wickenburg. (Image is one version of the Jordan Playboy ad)
Show #60 January 25, 2020 Pony Tales
It's all about the horse! OutWest's Roving Scout, BOBBI JEAN, selects stories and poetry about the relationship between horse and rider. (photo of Wild Mustangs courtesy of In The Lens photographer Bill Birkemeier)
Show #59 January 18, 2020 Saddle Bag Snack Time
Host OutWest's Roving OutWest Scout, BOBBI JEAN, hand selects this week's trail mix from the newest Western music to come across her desk, curating tracks from each of the selected CDs. Tune in and be entertained by her musical choices! (photo of Tuolumne Meadows courtesy of In The Lens photographer Bill Birkemeier)
Show #58 January 11, 2020 - Saddle Bag Snack Double Dip
Host OutWest's hand selects this week's trail mix from the newest Western music to come across her desk, choosing two tracks from each of the selected CDs, hence the title "double dip." Tune in and be entertained by her musical choices! (photo of Tuolumne Meadows courtesy of In The Lens photographer Bill Birkemeier)
Show #57 January 4, 2020 - Once Upon A Time...
In honor of "National Spaghetti Day" the music of film composer ENNIO MORRICONE is the featured entree on today's menu. Tune in to discover the full musical menu including appetizer and desert choices!
Show #56 December 28, 2019 - Fourth Day of Christmas
On this day, the Fourth Day of Christmas, we continue to enjoy music of the Holiday Season, Western Style!
Show #55 December 21, 2019 - Looks Like Christmas
It's here! The most wonderful time of the year! Join me for an hour of entertaining songs about Christmas Western style. This week's trail mix includes a cup of Santa, a sliver of snow, a pinch of romance, a ton of tumbleweeds, and a pint of mother and child. It's all seasoned with love. (Photo of Christmas Morning, 1963 courtesy of Bobbi's Family)
Show #54 December 14, 2019 - Welcome Winter!
I love snow! Especially those first snowfalls of the season. This week's "Welcome Winter" trail mix includes a pinch of poetry, jigger of cold, a dash of snowflakes, and a cup of Christmas. We'll walk through the snow, cozy up to a pot bellied stove, bake a batch of Christmas cookies and pick a Christmas tree. We'll travel through the countryside -including New Mexico and Colorado. And...we'll prepare for Christmas Eve.
Show #53 December 7, 2019 - Cowboy Up!
There’s a lot of excitement in Las Vegas, Nevada going on! It is transformed into the epicenter of the rodeo world in December, when, for 10 consecutive nights, the Wrangler NFR transforms the look and feel of the entire city. This week’s “Cowboy Up! trail mix includes a pinch of poetry, an ounce of rodeo terminology, a jigger of barrel racers, and a cup of bullriders! Are you settled in your seat at the Las Vegas Thomas & Mack Center? Let’s RODEO!!
Show #52 November 30, 2019 - Riding By The Light Of The Moon
As we head into the final month of the year, and enter the winter season, I found myself thinking about the Moon this week. So many songwriters and performers look up into the night sky and find their inspiration in the Moon. This broadcast celebrates the OutWest Hour's first anniversary!
Show #51 November 23, 2019 - IWMA All Roads Lead To Albuquerque Part 4
Featured are the 2019 IWMA Winners of this year's Awards of Excellence.
Show #50 November 16, 2019 - IWMA All Roads Lead To Albuquerque Part 3
Featured are the 2019 IWMA award finalists for Female Poet of The Year, Traditional Western Album of The Year, Swing Album of The Year, and Songwriter of The Year. Awards are presented on November 16, 2019.
Show #49 November 9, 2019 - IWMA All Roads Lead To Albuquerque Part 2
Featured are the 2019 IWMA award finalists- the five Nominees for Male Performer of The Year, Female Performer of The Year, Duo/Group of The Year, and two of the five Male Poet of the Year Nominees. The awards ceremony is November 16, 2019 the final evening event of the IWMA's annual gathering, November 13-17, at the Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town.
Show #48 November 2, 2019 - IWMA All Roads Lead To Albuquerque Part 1
Over the next 3 weeks we enjoy the music of performers nominated for the IWMA - International Western Music Association - 2019 Awards of Excellence. Featured today are the Nominees for Entertainer of the Year, Song of the Year, and three Male Poet of the Year nominees. The awards ceremony is November 16, the final evening event of the association's annual gathering, November 13-17, at the Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town.
Show #47 October 26, 2019 - Mystery, Murder & Mayhem Part 2
With Halloween and the Day of the Dead happening at the end of this week, we continue our exploration of the mysterious West through eerie songs and poems.
Show #46 October 19, 2019 - Mystery, Murder & Mayhem Part 1
As the end of October fast approaches, and with it Halloween and the Day of the Dead, this is the ideal time to explore the songs of "Mystery, Murder & Mayhem." There are so many entertaining songs and poems to share that we'll return to this theme next week, Part 2! Pull down the blinds, light a candle or two, or gather with me round the campfire, pour something warm and hearty, and close your eyes...ready? Let's go!
Show #45 October 12, 2019 - Greetings From Texas
Our trail mix recipe is a swingin' blend of songs about the Great State of Texas. You don't have to be from Texas to enjoy the playlist but I suggest you roll up the rug and put on your dancin' shoes! We're burnin' daylight...let's go!
Show #44 October 5, 2019 - Saddlebag Snack #3
As a radio host, one of the fun things is NEW music delivered to me almost daily! Today's mix is another Saddlebag Snack - a hearty blend of mostly new music recently come my way.
Show #43 September 28, 2919 - Country Music We Love Part 3
"Country Music We Love" trail mix recipe is 100% Country Music top hits from 1973- early 1990s.
Show #42 September 21, 2019 - Country Music We Love Part 2
"Country Music We Love" trail mix recipe is 100% Country Music based top hits from 1937-1961. The music chosen is from this time period yet several songs were recorded at later times.
Show #41 September 14, 2019 - Country Music We Love Part 1
Today's "Country Music We Love" trail mix recipe is one part Country Music from its beginnings to 1933, one part from 1933-45, one part from 1945-53, and on e part 1953-1960. The music I chose is from these time periods-but many versions you'll hear were not recorded during those eras.
Show #40 September 7, 2019 - Greetings From New Mexico
We travel through the history and landscape of the Land of Enchantment experiencing her many festivals, sights, and tastes.
Show #39 August 31, 2019 - Singing with Family and Friends
Harmony Part 3 of a 3 Part Series
Our exploration of harmony continues with more International Award Winning Harmony and Yodel Contest Winners. Our trail ride mix is 100% harmony.
Show #38 August 24, 2019 - Harmony - Singing with Family and Friends Part 2
This is Part 2 of a 3 Part Harmony Series
We enjoy a variety of duos, trios and larger band each with their own unique harmonies.
Show #37 August 17, 2019 - Harmony - Singing with Family and Friends Part 1
This is Part 1 of a 3 Part Harmony Series
We enjoy a variety of duos, trios and larger bands each with their own unique harmonies.
Show #36 August 10, 2019 - Saddlebag Snack #2
Today's playlist is a delicious "Saddlebag Snack" - most all of the music you'll enjoy today is recently released. I've curated a tasty concoction- a little salty, a little sweet, a little swing, a little country, a little about Nashville, and a lot about Texas! Our trail mix recipe is 100% new music! Grab a seat in the saddle of your choice and let's ride!
Show #35 August 3, 2019 - Yodel As You Go
We explore the fascinating world of YODEL! August 8 is World Yodel Day and I want you to be ready! This week's "Yodel As You Go" is an overview of yodeling featuring contemporary performers as well as a nod to a few performers that brought the yodel to attention of the American audience - Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Hank Williams, and Patsy Montana. In case you don't know yodeling is the switch a performer makes between the chest voice and falsetto and it is practiced around the world by individuals, bands, and choirs.
Show #34 July 27, 2019 - National Day Of The Cowboy
On the 4th Saturday in July, there's special recognition for the Cowboy. The National Day of the Cowboy non-profit organization works to contribute to the preservation of America's cowboy culture and pioneer heritage. Begun in 2005, this year marks it's 15th anniversary. Today's trail mix recipe is 8 parts songs about the historic cowboy of old, 3 parts cowboy state of mind, 1 part the rodeo experience, and 3 parts the cowboy's heart. The majority of the curated music is from new CDs received in the last few months.
Show #33 July 20, 2019 - By The Light Of The Moon
I got caught up in "Moon Mania" this week! Today, July 20, 2019 is the 50th Anniversary of the lunar landing of Apollo 11 and man's first walk on the moon. I remember where I was when this happened - glued to the TV! It was unbelievable! Space, the final frontier was being explored. This week's "By The Light of the Moon" trail mix recipe calls for 9 parts moonight and love and 6 parts moonlit landscape. Let's blast off!
Show #32 July 13, 2019 - Cafes, Honky Tonks, and Motels
While we were on another lengthy road trip this week, I got to thinking about the business every traveler looks forward to stopping at. This week's trail mix recipe is a simple one: 5 parts cafes and diners, 4 parts honky tonks, and 4 parts motels. Along the way you'll be hearing 4 songs from Bruce Springsteen's new CD "Western Stars." And- we'll answer the question - can this critically acclaimed CD be considered "Western?"
Show #24 - July 4, 2019 Replay May 11, 2019 150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike
Show #31 - June 27, 2019 Party on the Prairie
I got to thinking about summer celebrations this week. What goes hand in hand with summer parties? FOOD! This week's trail mix recipe is all about food served in the West and on the prairies. Three parts chuckwagon cookin', two parts hot coffee, 2 parts flapjacks, one part fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and sweet milk gravy, top that all off with raspberry pie! That's what I call summer cookin'!
Show #30 - June 22, 2019 Saddlebag Snack #1
Don't you just love tasty snacks that are a mixture of the unexpected - pretzels, peanuts, cheese crackers, chocolate bits, something sweet with something savory at the same time? I'm addicted! "Saddlebag Snack's" playlist is like that - all new music that I've received directly from the performing artists. There's a lot of music to play! Our trail mix recipe is a simple one -all FRESH ingredients - munch and crunchy, a little salty and a little sweet. A bit of humor, a bit of yodel, a bit of travel, a bit of love. Mix it all up and you've got this month's "Saddlebag Snack."
Photo Credit - "Exploring Toulumne Meadow, Yosemite, CA" In the Lens Photography, Photographer Bill Birkemeier
Show #29 - June 15, 2019 Daddies and Daughters
Gene Autry sets the pace of today's show with his classic "That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine." All of todays music is about the men who have shaped and inspired our lives - our Dads, Granddads, and mentors. The trail mix recipe is a simple one - one part songs about the men who impacted my life, one part about the work our Dads may do and one part about the special relationship between Dads and their horses. Sit down with a favorite family photo album and turn the pages while you enjoy today's savory blend.
Show #28 - June 8, 2019 Traveling Route 66
Carol Markstrom's "Route 66" from her CD "Crossing Borders" is my inspiration for our trip today. You are invited to travel with me on the historic Mother Road! Established in Novermber 1926, it was one of the original highways in the U.S. Highway System. It ran from Chicago, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and ended in Santa Monica, California. Because it's a long trip, 2,448 miles, our trail mix today is one part Chicage and St. Louis, two parts Tulsa, three parts Texas New Mexico, Arizona and two parts California. Add SWING flavoring. Mix well and enjoy! Ready to "get your kicks on Route 66?" Let's jump in my favorite convertible - a white 1991 Corvette (yes, we had one) and yes, there's room for everyone. I've got a full tank, the map, and the trail mix! Let's go!
Show #27 - June 1, 2019 National Park Adventure
Join me for an adventure that will take us from Eastern California to Wyoming and Arizona, an on to Northern California. Our trail mix today is a one part Death Valley, one part Yellowstone, one part Grand Canyon and one part Yosemite. Imagine you are enjoying this savory snack as the sun rises, or sets, or under a full moon and star studded sky. Grab your favorite beverage, put on your best hiking boots, and sun protection as we are leaving the famous Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley.