Howdy! This page is part of my guide to "western" music, the legacy of the so-called "singing cowboys." You gotta love this stuff, with its sweet, old-fashioned sentimental themes, its love of nature and the great outdoors. Here's a look at the legacy of western music, old and new, with reviews and recommendations to make your next cattle drive the best one yet. This page covers artists under the letter "F" - please feel free to make recommendations or comments if I've missed someone.
(PS - Don't forget the cowgals, as well!)
Hugh & Karl Farr "Hot 'N' Bluesy Fiddle/Guitar And Twin Guitar Duets: 1934-1940"
Wow. The Farr Brothers were the backup pickers who added the musical punch to many of the best old recordings of the Sons Of The Pioneers, and of Pioneers alumnus Gene Autry. Left to their own devices, they knocked out a slew of great instrumentals, like the ones on this disc. The surprising thing is how completely jazzy these tracks are. If you like old recordings from the likes of Django Rinehardt, or Eddie Lang and Joe Venuti's duets, then you owe it to yourself to check this disc out. It's hot and sweet, and very listenable.
Juni Fisher "Tumbleweed Letters" (Red Geetar, 1999)
Juni Fisher "Sideshow Romance" (Red Geetar, 2004)
Juni Fisher "Cowgirlography" (Red Geetar, 2006)
Juni Fisher "Gone For Colorado" (Red Geetar, 2008)
Juni Fisher "Let 'Er Go, Let 'Er Buck, Let 'Er Fly" (Red Geetar, 2010)
Juni Fisher "Secret Chord" (Red Geetar, 2012)
Juni Fisher "Listen... To The Horse" (Red Geetar, 2013)
Shug Fisher & His Ranchmen "Cowboy Jubilee" (BACM, 2005)
Tex Fletcher "The Lonely Cowboy" (BACM, 2005)
Hick Music Index