Terry Nash

    "Terry Nash’s new album is what I feel cowboy poetry should be all about. Here you get well-crafted mountings of good stories with genuine, believable delivery. Add a nice ratio of originals to classics from Kiskaddon, Knibbs, Barker, Sweeten, McWhorter and Clark.  There!  You’ve just created a winner. The collection features very intelligently applied original guitar music from Ken Dravis, but music alone won’t save the day.  Ultimately it comes down to words.  From Nash’s “Cowman’s Lot” try this picture of a cowboy watching a newborn calf’s first nursing in winter’s chill:  “The man smiled to hear the smack of wet lips...‘knew the calf was getting his meal…inner warmth would then spread from nose to hips, and Mom’s rough tongue would seal the deal.” 

In all respects Terry Nash’s December Stragglers is a superior offering in the genre. Thirteen tracks.

"Rick Huff's Best Of The West Reviews"

CD: $16 postpaid, available from Terry Nash at 1278 N Road, Loma, CO 81524; 970-261-6037 (e-mail) 

    “Raised on a cow-calf operation on the High Plains of Colorado, Terry Nash captures one such wintry birthing scene in "Cowman's Lot" from his recently-released album, December Stragglers. His description of waiting for a heifer to calve is spot-on, right down to the baby "nose-diving' into the ground." It's apparent from this original poem and the title track (read "December Stragglers" at that Nash writes from experiences. Most ranch folks will be able to put a face to the "hunter a-hoofin' it into town" and the cow he calls "Wild old Snort."  

Nash includes several pieces by others on the 13-track album, including classics by Henry Knibbs, Bruce Kiskaddon, Badger Clark, and S. Omar Barker. It was a pleasant surprise to find Larry McWhorter's sentimental contemporary "Black Draught" among them”. 

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