I love the old gospel songs and some new ones. I do a lot of old cowboy songs and I love the funny ones.
I started the rumor that I sing and play the guitar. So far I have got away with that. I love to make folks laugh.
Are you free to travel within Montana or what are your boundaries? Sometimes I do get booking offers that I cannot either afford to get to or am booked on that date. Unlike other in the business I do recommend others who can fill in. See http://www.cowboyrudy.com/cbyptsoc.htm . I do not charge a fee for helping. Actually I do not know of any other cowboy entertainer who does this. Can you send me a sample of your programming? Maybe I can help another along the trail?
Vaya con Dios
NOTICE "We have moved our ranch to a more rural location in Idaho. We are now forced back to dial up for a while.
When I send a photo or attachment PLEASE delete the attachment with your reply. It takes forever to download your response.
Well, I will travel as far as necessary, if the pay is there. I would be grateful for any job offer. I have no sound recordings, but I can put together a synopsis of what I do and references. Will send it later. Thanks for thinking of me. My best to you. Almeda
Hi Rudy, I don't know what you're going to think of this, but it will put your cowboy sense of humor to the test. It was your Idaho cowboy website I looked at a number of years ago that inspired me to write the following poem. I will be entering it in the National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo in September this year. Let me know what you think :-)
Some Folks in this western business of cowboy poetry
Seem to place a lot of weight upon their authenticity.
Some Folks make distinctions between cowboy poets who
Are not just western entertainers dressed up like buckaroos,
But who really ranch and wrangle and live the cowboy life.
Some Folks say they’re the only ones with cowboy poet rights.
And for Some Folks it matters that in meter and in rhyme
Such verse reflects a cowboy life that’s truly genuine.
And rhyme it must, for Some Folks claim that free verse has no place
In legit’mate cowboy poems. But how ‘bout Paul Zarziski’s taste
For verse that has no meter and does not end in rhyme,
But flows as free as prairie winds in odes so bona fide?
And Some Folks claim each verse must end in perfect metered rhyme
That’s spelled the same and sounds exact at end of every line.
But my verse often ends with words that have a like vowel sound
So I just do not worry when poem purists are around.
So where does Some Folks’ fussing leave the towngirl likes of me
Who loves my western way of life I’m living recently?
I have no ranching heritage of horses or of cows.
The collars in my family have all been white some how.
There’s no lines of bold black type in my family’s pedigree
To prove I’m from top ranching stock, which then entitles me
To be a cowboy poet in the flesh, not fake, but true.
I don’t know why Some Folks are making such a big to-do.
Why do Some Folks worry whether I’m the real McCoy?
If I’ve ridden, roped and wrangled as a “certified” cowboy?
‘Cause I just love to share my life in song and poetry,
And I think Some Folks shouldn’t take themselves so seriously.
Howdy Almeda! Well, yes maam, I have been trying to get ahold of you for quite some time now. I forgot how I ran across you but you are on a LOT of different websites and when your name kept popping up I thought, "this is someone to have on the show!" I have read your work but havent heard it yet.
We would LOVE to have you on the LIVE broadcast which we do each Monday & Friday nights 7 utnil 9 Pm TEXAS time.
I am helping Smoke Wade and Sam and the others organize a special show dealing with the Poetry Rodeo in August and I have put you on the list of folks whom I want to call in and participate so they should be contacting you about that.
Do you really not have anything recorded?
if so, that is a shame! if not, can you send us something for airplay?
Just wondering. I haven't been to Montana in many years. My dad's buried in Dillon (died in Korea). I really need get up there soon. I love the colder weather not like Texas at all. Thanks for responding.
Hi I don't know if I commented back but our website with the forms for the festival is at www.mesaoldwestdays.com Hope you can make it. We had between 5 and 6,000 attendees last year and hope our 2 day event is even better.
To tell you the truth...I will, in fact, be in Elko during the gathering, although not a direct part of the Florida Cracker exhibit they are advertising.
There will be a another contingent of colorful cracker charactors who will be putting on an additional event at the NorthEastern Nevada Museum the same week as the gathering. Myself,as well as several Florida cracker poets, storytellers, and artists will be doing a special exhibition of our talents. Wednesday through Friday; 3:00 to 6:00 at the museum !
I am probably going to be in Elko all that week so I hope I get to see you while I am there ! Swing by the museum if your schedule permits.
It has been a while, so I thought that I might stop by and say hi. I hope you had a joyful holiday and that it was all that you had hoped it might be. I just post on the blog my Spirit of Intent on Indian Humor and hope it is taken well by the readers. I have a story that I'll be posting in Dec. around the first week an d yet another in Jan. if all goes well. I pray that your singing career is doing well and that you are to busy to take on anothe gig, but not so busy that you can't be with the family as you want.
Boy you sure do make Baxter look good, without you it is just him and his mustache. Hi Almeda, I am Jim Kitchens and I sent a request to be a friend. I have been perfoming for about 10 to 12 years mostly in the Alpine Texas area but I have spread out some. Where do you go and what do you do in your poetry? I have my own business in Custom Saddles and Boot Repair and am in the process of writing a poem titled "Boots I have Known." Sound good huh, O well, tell Baxter hi for me and have fun while performing.
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