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Wylie yodels away on Conan

Friday, March 21, 2008 – Wylie Gustafson, of Wylie & The Wild West fame, will appear on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Tuesday, April 1. Wylie will be yodeling and yowling with O'Brien to promote his new book "How to Yodel: Lessons to Tickle Your Tonsils" published by Gibbs-Smith Publishing.

CD reviews for Wylie and the Wild West

2000 Miles from Nashville CD review - 2000 Miles from Nashville
After the final Great Credibility Scare in country music (1985-1989), labels were looking for new acts as they realized Steve Earle, Nancy Griffith and the Desert Rose Band were unlikely to sell millions upon millions of units. One of the acts put forth for success was Wylie and the Wild West Show, a country and western amalgamation blending the music of frontier ranches and small town drive-ins for those primed for some boot-scootin'. It didn't work. Oh, the music was absolutely »»»
Relic CD review - Relic
Wylie Gustafson has been a yodeling cowboy for over a quarter century, starting his Wild West Show in 1988, truncating the name to simply the Wild West shortly thereafter. He's been an actual cowboy for much longer, working his family's Montana farm since he was old enough to rope and ride. In fact, Gustafson's back story is ripe for the telling; he learned how to ranch and to yodel from his father (who's written two books about his career as a Montana veterinarian), the whole »»»
Rocketbuster CD review - Rocketbuster
Wylie Gustafson - at least the version of him available to us through his music and YouTube videos and in the writing and photographs from his 17 albums - is nothing if not good natured. Seriously, can you see Jay-Z or Chris Daughtry in the pose atop a firing rocket that graces the cover of Wylie & the Wild West's new CD, "Rocketbuster"? No, you can't. Not even with Photoshop. Throughout his career, Wylie - as he's usually called - has been game for such shenanigans, »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: LSD tour provides a lot of highs – This was not your grandkids' country, that's for sure. Even the name of the tour - the LSD Tour - was a throwback (albeit far before the principals were making music). But make no mistake about it. With the ever cool country traditionalist Dwight Yoakam, the country with some rock and blues and rabble rousing of Steve Earle thrown in and the... »»»
Concert Review: Alvin, Gilmore fortunately get together – Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore had known each other for decades, but it wasn't until last year that they toured together in a guitar pull setting. What started as a small Texas tour mushroomed into points east and west and eventually the release earlier this month of their blues-based disc, "Downey to Lubbock." And now we have the... »»»
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