Colter Wall Drops “Cowpoke,” A New Single From Self-Produced Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs

Article Contributed by IVPR | Published on Friday, July 24, 2020

Swift Current, Saskatchewan - Colter Wall fans have long adored the lonesome sound of his live versions of “Cowpoke,” the Stan Jones classic cowboy tune. The big sky sound continues with Wall’s full-band studio version of “Cowpoke” off of his upcoming, self-produced album, Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs. Harmonica, a fitting addition to the classic timbre of Wall’s iconic voice, leads the song into a hopeful territory, while notes of pedal steel guitar and mandolin provide a sentimental grace. Listed by the Western Writers of America as one of the best Western songs of all time, “Cowpoke” is a fitting tune for Wall, and the release of his version will ensure that the classic song will stick around. Fans can hear “Cowpoke” on all digital service providers or at this link.

In addition to the premiere of “Cowpoke,” Wall just released a surprise live performance video as part of a new series he calls “The Bunkhouse Sessions.” The first song, “I Ride an Old Paint/Leavin’ Cheyenne” is a tease and nod to his much-anticipated upcoming album. Shot in a bunkhouse on the ranch of Wall’s friend and actor, Beau Smith, the video features the songwriter seated by a bedroll and coffee maker just in front of Ray McGuffin and Tom Ryan paintings which hang on the plywood interior wall of the bunkhouse. Wall listed this video as “Episode 1” on his social media accounts, promising more to come from the Western singer and his label, La Honda Records. Watch Episode 1 of The Bunkhouse Sessions here

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More About Colter Wall: From the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada, Colter Wall, is known for his songwriting and unparalleled voice. Steeped in Western tradition and historic influence, the music of Colter Wall has soundtracked movies such as Hell or High Water, Peanut Butter Falcon, and Deadwood, in addition to TV series Yellowstone and HBO’s Run, while catching the ears of celebrities, critics, and fans worldwide. His recent appearance on Austin City Limits TV set the direction of Country & Western music’s future. Still a young artist, Colter Wall’s discography includes the breakout Imaginary Appalachia, two acclaimed full-length collections, Colter Wall and Songs of the Plains.

With his new release, Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs, it was Wall’s turn to take the production reigns. His band. His choices. And the finished product is diverse and effortlessly cool, with an extra log or two on the fire. About the album, Wall said, “these songs are punchier than I am.” Giving credit where credit is due however, Wall is no slouch on the ranch. As any new cattleman would, he adds to his herd, as he does his musical legacy with Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs, available everywhere on August 28th via La Honda Records/Thirty Tigers.