The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #118895   Message #2574529
Posted By: bankley
24-Feb-09 - 07:12 AM
Thread Name: Folk vs. Country
Subject: RE: Folk vs. Country
as Jayto says, there's not much on mainstream modern country radio that stands out.... a couple of weeks back I was driving on the trans-canada hwy, dialing across the radio for something to help the road. I got a university station out of Ottawa. A song came on, and I nearly went in the ditch, it was so good.... rough, expressive voice, great story line, I listened to a few more other songs to find out who the singer was...could't have guessed.. turned out to be Ian Tyson from his new CD. The song was 'From Yellowhead to Yellowstone'..a story about taking wolves from Alberta to re-populate the area in Yellowstone park. Man he sounded like an old wolf, scars and all.. just beautiful... he apparently blew out his voice awhile back and has a real rough rasp now... I'm glad he had the guts to do this new project... from what I heard it's the kind of folk/country/cowboy music that I love... if you get a chance, check it out... but don't expect his vintage warbling...

(a nod for Ian ) I have a few stories about him... but that'll keep