Outrider music flows down from the mountains like a blessed summer rain, cooling and soothing the mind and ear. The music whispers of the past. Of cowboys and pioneers and of the Kittitas Valley and the people who work and play there. Music of history and hope with a little cowboy humor thrown in to boot. It's not Country, it's not Western, it's Country Western. Like it should be. Swingy and weepy. Hopeful and sad. Music about people.
Tony owns and works a cattle, horse, and hay ranch in eastern Washington with his family. He's been playing in regional bands long enough to get pretty darn good at what he does.
Bruce owns a dude ranch about 50 miles north of Tony up in the mountains. That's a walk around the block up here. Bruce writes songs with Tony, plays guitar and sings too.
When the closest pizza joint is half an hour away, when a traffic jam is more than one tractor on the road, and TV reception is poor, you naturally go to your heart for inspiration.
That's what the OUTRIDERS are all about, and what the CD "Wonderin' Which Way To Go" captures. The people around them, their lives and what they learn (or not) from that life.
The band matches up Darian Osiadacz on Drums and Randy Hiner on bass, drivin' the tunes home, making OM what it is.
Check it out. There's a song about irrigation water and a song about old-timey cowboys. Songs about broken hearts, true love, foolish love, and a spaghetti western instrumental as a hidden track to top it all off.
So take a listen and crank up a few tunes. Pull yer OUTRIDER boots off, kick back in that OUTRIDER chair you flop yer tired bones into every night and listen up. You're sure gonna relate.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Outsider land
3. Livin' the Cowboy Life
4. Ain't No Water In The KRD
5. Without Her Arms To Hold Me Tight
6. I've Heard It All Before
7. When Life Comes Knockin'
8. He Can Be Grateful
9. If My Heart was a Machine
10. The One Way Street
11. A Million Lovely Memories
12. Paintin' Memories
13. Wonderin' Which Way To Go
14. All He's Got Left Is a Song