“Where he ran in his youth, unkempt and uncouth, unbridled, barefoot and free…”
THEN HE DISCOVERED GUITARS!
Unique cowboy-flavored entertainment, music, poetry, and unlikely stories
Lonnie grew up running mustangs in the Owyhee Desert where Oregon, Idaho, and Nevada bump into each other, and cattle ranching in the Blues. It was “Wild horses and saddles and rawhide riatas…”, then he discovered guitars!
His melodic guitar style and unique vocal approach evolved out of years in cowboy hang-outs -- places with names like the “Stirrup Room”, the “Silver Saddle”, and “The Old Corral”.
His poetry is largely autobiographical reflecting his experiences growing up in the saddle, including, "What Is a Cowboy", "The Five Year Old", and "Cowboy Toyota".
MEMBER COWBOY POETS OF IDAHO
MEMBER WESTERN MUSIC ASSOCIATION
My old grey mustache was just about right
But it didn’t come easy, it was a real fight
Trimmed up too short, I was some Dapper Dan
Let it go long, I looked like Yosemite Sam
But I finally figured out just how to do it
I'd stand in front of the mirror but with my back to it
And holding another in my good left hand
I'd trim the opposite side from where I stand.
There ain’t very much hair under my hat space
But it seems to grow fine on the front of my face
Just under my nose is a fertile spot
Though the top of my head is apparently not
One night a while back a most worrisome dream
Had me blowing my nose and eating ice cream
Then on toward morning, it was shredded wheat
When I awoke, it was gone, chewed off plumb neat
Each hair was chewed off just as neat as you please
Not a single long hair left to curl or to tease
And after looking around, even under my pillow
I never could figure just where that hair did go
I’ve been reading books on good health and nutrition
‘Cause I need to lose weight and I’m hopin’ and wishin’
The answer might lie in protein and fiber
‘Cause I'm pretty sure this old body’s got grey hair inside ‘er
Hadn't been for guitars...I mighta been a brain surgeon...or a nuclear physicist...lol
Is this what real cowboys do...build fence? My son Jean and I sometimes do shows together!
The Great Mustache Event
Granddaughters are pretty sweet...family is what its about!
"What is a Cowboy?" live at the La Pine Rhubarb Festival