A fine writer and reciter, Floyd Beard offers us another collection of top drawer cowboy thoughts and delivery.
“If I've got any pull I'll pray that old bull will throw calves of 'The Buyer's Type,' ”
Beard writes in the poem bearing that title. With equally apt turns of phrase, (and with considerable bravery...considering...), he brings us “One Size Fits All,” an account of his wife's, er, adventures getting' dressed to go dancin'! With a different kind of “bravery” he engages in Spanish dialect humor in the novelty “Papa Noel.” I'll let that one sit with you where it will. A nice appreciation of the solitary cowboy life can be found in “Ain't A Hermit” and the flip side of it is illustrated in “A Cowboy's Life Is The Easy Life” (as in “ya gotta be freakin' kiddin' me”)!! Butch Hause also provides sensitive guitar support, making this a well produced package.
Covers of others' works include Luther Lawhon's “The Good Old Cowboy Days,” E.A. Brininstool's “Where The Sagebrush Billows Roll,” Sunny Hancock's “The Bear Tale” and Banjo Patterson's “Man From Snowy River.” Nice collection! Eighteen tracks.
CD: $15 + $3 s/h from Short Grass Studios, PO Box 124, Kim, CO 81049