The Southwestern Range

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Among the most iconic landscapes in America is the Western Range, a stretch of millions of acres of land, much of it remote and undeveloped. Deep traditions tie people to this land. But in the 21st century, it is also contested ground. Development pressures threaten open space as the Sun Belt becomes an economic powerhouse. Border issues mean life in some of these rural places has been transformed by violence and politics. But new ways are being forged on these fronts, ways that involve collaboration, innovation, and the rediscovery and reimagining of history on… the new Southwestern Range.

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Episode Music

ArtistTrack
Friends of Dean MartinezAll the Pretty Little Horses
CalexicoStray
CalexicoSonic Wind (Instrumental Mix)
Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, & Edgar MeyerWhy Don’t You Go Back to the Woods
Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, & Edgar MeyerFrom Ankara to Izmir
CalexicoFake Fur
Modern Country HeroesWhere I Come From
Kaki KingPlaying With Pink Noise
CalexicoThe Black Light
GuadalquivirImpacto
The BillsWhen The Bucket Runs Dry
Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, & Edgar MeyerThe Earl of Hyndford & Open to the Present
CalexicoThe Ride Part II
Kaki KingFrame
CalexicoQuattro
Björn OlssonLåt I H-moll
Björn OlssonMelodi I H-Moll
CalexicoSprawl
Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, & Edgar MeyerThe Hymn of Ordinary Motion
Björn OlssonMelodi I F#-Moll
Iron & Wine and CalexicoBurn That Broken Bed
Jerry DouglasTakarasaka
Friends of Dean MartinezCahuenga
Björn OlssonLång Låt I A-dur
Orange Mighty TrioConvergence
Eric TingstadSunrise at Four Corners
Roy RogersHome on the Range