Along with great barbecue dinners the Chuckwagons of America shows always dish up a heapin’ helpin’ of those Western standards done in perfect four-part harmony. On the Bar D Wranglers’ newest CD there are a few not too often heard gems as well.
Singer & fiddler Matt Palmer takes the lead on the title track “Durango,” a fine cowboy love song. It’s a very appropriate one for this famous Durango band to feature. Other less heard items include “The Big Corral” and Palmer and flat pick guitar champ Gary Cook shine on the instrumental romp “Forked Deer” (sounds delicious…whoops, ‘guess that’s not a Bar D Chuckwagon dinner item)!
Jeff Solan guests on harmonica, adding nice augmentation to the familiar rich sound of Bar D regulars Richard Espinosa (vocals & guitar), Gary Cook (vocals & lead guitar), Matt Palmer (vocals & fiddle) and Joel Racheff (vocals & bass). The illustrious Cy Scarborough is pictured on the album…did he slip in for a note or two?? Hard to keep a good cowboy down! Fifteen tracks.
CD: $15 + $4 s/h through www.bardwranglers.com (and at their shows, of course)!