|01||20071108||20080422||Tom Russell heads out in search of the story of the Cowboy and his music.|
Tom goes in search of the beginnings of the Cowboy legend, questioning the roots of the All-American Icon.
Russell also examines the evolution of the cowboy song, from the early folk songs of the plains to the first real cowboy recordings.
|02||20071115||20080429||Tom examines the effect of Hollywood on the cowboy and his music - from Gene Autry, the singing cowboy, to the sounds of the happy Indian and Tex Ritter.|
|03||20071122||20080506||Tom turns his attention to the people who kept the music and image of the cowboy alive during the Elvis years.|
He also explores the death of the Hollywood singing cowboys.
Featuring the music and history of Ramblin' Jack Elliot, the Brooklyn Cowboy often credited with kick-starting Bob Dylan's career.
|04 LAST||20071129||20080513||Bringing the story up to date.|
With the West and the American Frontier fading from public consciousness, what place does the cowboy and his music have in the neon-lit America of today? Tom explores the cowboy renaissance of the past 20 years and the musicians breathing new life into Western music.