Around the Barn – March 9, 2013
Host: Nancy Pitchford Zhe Co-Hosts: Bobbi Jean Bell with Peter on the board
Guest: Western Music Association member: Cowboy Poet Steve Porter
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Show Recap: Our guest, Steve Porter, joins us from his home in South Carolina. We chat about the state of cowboy poetry on the East Coast, what inspires him, how he got started, and what he enjoys about performing. Along the way we play cuts from his acclaimed poetry CD, Forgotten, and he shares his dream.
Full Tracks Played: CD Forgotten by Steve Porter
*My Flea Bitten Gray
*Jack Potter’s Courtin’
*The Creak of the Leather
Short Tracks Played: CD Fall Round-Up by Richard Martin
*Call Yourself a Cowboy
*Fast Women and Slow Horses
*Time & Money
Host: “We have Steve on the line. Tell us about your new album “Forgotten.”
Steve: “I played at several gatherings, and people asked me if I had CD’s for sale. I made this CD and it turned out really well. I appreciate the DJ’s who have played it. One of the songs is based on a poem I wrote about an old mare I have.”
Host: “Are there many cowboy poets on the east coast?”
Steve: “Not many. I know a few here and there, but they are few and far between.”
Host: “What would you like to have happen with cowboy poetry?”
Steve: “On the East Coast, cowboy poetry is unknown. There is no ranch community on this side of the country. There are only two poetry gatherings, I would love more gatherings and more publicity. That is what I am hoping for.
Host: “Who are some of your heroes?”
Steve: “First, my dad. He was a solid rock person I could always count on.”
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