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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

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, »»»
Raven on the Wind CD review - Raven on the Wind
Wylie Gustafson is that renowned Yahoo! yodeler, but you won't hear yodeling on his and his band's new "Raven on the Wind." The Maestro, in contrast, is drenched in soul, while Rip This Joint is saturated with rockabilly vibes. About the only song that even remotely utilizes the upper range of Gustafson's yodeling voice is Hi-Line Polka. Elsewhere, Gustafson sounds like a campfire cowboy dispensing wisdom during the acoustic guitar and Dobro-driven I Believe in Love. »»»
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: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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