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Where Have All The Cowboys Gone? At Lunch with Ian Tyson

Artist Ian Tyson
Other tags Carnero Vaquero

Excellent article Gillian...one of the greats...

GT, great piece. Still remember songs from Great Speckled Bird, a long time ago. 

Great piece. A few years ago I was talking to a couple of cowboys from Montana. I brought up Ian's name, and they said how they listened to his stuff  on a Calgary radio station they got at night. They loved him. I said I'd been a fan since the Ian and Sylvia days. They had no idea what I was talking about. I explained and added that Four Strong WInds was one of the best songs ever. They said they'd check it out when they got back home. I hope they did, because it is.

Indeed it is!   There are many folks who have missed Great Speckled Bird and Ian and Sylvia...a testimony to his longevity, and quality output!

Apparently no one has heard of the David John and the Comstock Cowboys from Virginia City, Nevada.

http://www.comstockcowboys.com/

See them most weekends at the Bucket of Blood Saloon in Virginia City.

http://www.bucketofbloodsaloonvc.com/

This is for real!  This is where all the cowboys have gone!