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Under Western Stars Jim Hassler Episode #27 

Produced in association with Sundsounds of Arizona and broadcast the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 10pm. Cowboy poetry, stories, and songs about growing up in the west. See: www.sunsounds.org

Jim Hassler leaves the sound of the loons…

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Under Western Stars Kevin Johns Episode #26 

Produced in association with Sundsounds of Arizona and broadcast the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 10pm. Cowboy poetry, stories, and songs about growing up in the west. See: www.sunsounds.org

Kevin is an old road warrior,performing along a…

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Under Western Stars Wally Bornmann Episode #25 

If you approach a flickering campfire,   Wally Bornmann is the feller you want to find strumming the big guitar. He sings Red River Valley, Fishing For Chickens , Home On The Range and Navajo Rug - the song that sent…

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Under Western Stars Episode #24 -Jon Messenger 

 Out  of the old rock Jon Messenger performs original pieces Sunrise, Jornada del Muerte and The Windmills Are Turning and deliverer a classic version of Spanish Johnny.

 

 

Produced in association with Sundsounds of Arizona and broadcast the 2nd and 4th…

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Under Western Stars Anniversary Show Episode #23 

Tony Norris reflects on the one year anniversary of Under Western Stars.

" Twelve full moons and twenty-four episodes after it's humble beginnings, Under Western Stars marks it's one year anniversary.  Hear some highlights of the year and meet the…

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Under Western Stars Episode #22 - Christmas 2021 Episode 

Tony Norris invites you to hear Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer by Gene Autry, Buck Ramsey's Christmas Waltz. Tony tells his tale of being snowbound in The San Francisco Peaks in The Best Christmas Dinner. Dolan Ellis sings Rock Springs

Under Western Stars Episode #21 - Slim Rost 

Slim Rost waxes philosophic and shares performances of original songs Adios to That Cowboy, Yee Ha What a Ride, Splice Pull and Tie and Steer Wrestler's Thinking.

Under Western Stars Episode #20 - Bill Vernieu 

Bill Vernieu shares his encyclopedic knowledge of cowboy poetry and western music. He performs Springtime On The Divide,  The Ballad of Blasphemous Bill, Chilly Winds, The Bra and Coyote

Under Western Stars Episode #19 - Bill Burke 

Tony's music pardner of 40 years joins him on banjo and mandolin to perform Log Cabin Home in the Sky, Canned Goods and Leaving Cheyenne. Bill plays Ducks on a Millpond, Pretty Maid Milking Her Cow and the show's theme…

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Under Western Stars Episode #18 Ken Ralston part 2 

Ken Ralston is a veteran cowboy singer and poetry reciter and an expert outdoorsman and hunter.  In this second of two episodes he performs Sonora's Death Row, The Face on the Bar Room Floor, Sweet Betsy from Pike, Lost Flanlins…

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Under Western Stars Episode #17 Ken Ralston part 1 

Ken Ralston is a veteran cowboy singer and poetry reciter and an expert outdoorsman and hunter.  In this first of two episodes he performs Arkansas Traveler, The Plains of the buffalo, Bear Hunters Bold and Pancho and Lefty.

Under Western Stars Episode #16 Dean Cook 

Dean Cook is in much demand on the cowboy poetry/ music circuit for his skills as a  humorist, songwriter and poet. Here he performs Tall Tales and Treasures, Bob, Where Do You Go On The Bright Angel Trail, Silver Spurs

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Under Western Stars Episode #15 Sid Hausman Live  

Tony talks to Sid Hausman-- multi- instrumentalist, artist and author. Sid performs original songs Blue Horizon, Bill Pickett, Geronimo’s Land, Cactus Critter Bash and plays guitar, banjo, ukulele and bones.

Under Western Stars #14 The EarthPicks 

Tony interviews Elizaberh Lopez and Jeff Stuges about their original songs of the southwest and historic characters like Cochise and Ed Schieffelin.

Under Western Stars #11 Bill Burke Live 

Tony interviews his long time music pard Bill Burke and they play the Old Double Diamond, Innisheer, Riding Down the Canyon,Blue Mountain, Old Paint and The Telling Takes Me Home.

Under Western Stars #10 Increase Your Attention Span 

Tony challenges listeners to expand their attention span by listening to songs that exceed the industry mandated three minutes. Songs include California Joe, El Paso and The Dying Ranger. 

Tony plays some songs that exceed the three minute commercial format…

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Under Western Stars - On the air again.

        Recently I was asked to produce a series of cowboy programs  for Sun Sounds, the radio service for the visually handicapped.. I was delighted  for the opportunity to do my schtick on the radio once again. My radio career began…

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A Tradition of Thankfulness

Our Royal Palm turkey tom and his hen were intended for the Thanksgiving table. Each afternoon as they were released with the chickens to free-range and eat bugs and weed seeds, they didn’t miss an opportunity to display their magnificent…

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Oh that autumn light....

A few light frosts have nibbled at the edges of Sue's garden but the half acre of coyote gourd is still untouched. It's grey-green pyramid shaped leaves, each as rough as a shark's skin, wave in the cool breeze. When…

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Monsoon Unfolding

  It's the first week of August and the monsoon has been flirting with my dusty pines for a couple of weeks- the big fat drops exploding in the the needles a hundred feet up and falling as a fine mist…

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