Wyoming: The New Old West

People are few and far between in Wyoming.  Those that do live here prize tradition, self-reliance, and their connection to the land.  So when change comes to the high plains—an oil boom, a minister with new ideas—communities here are tested.   And neighbors have to strike a balance between preserving their independent way of life, and learning to rely on one another. We trek to the small towns and remote ranches of Wyoming, meeting people as they adapt to the New Old West.

Episode Music

Artist Track
Carla Bozulich Just As I Am
Carla Bozulich Medley: Time of the Preacher / Blue Rock Mountain / Red Headed Stranger
Paddy Burgin Blackwood Bay (played by Carl Bludts)
Paddy Burgin Say My Name
Paddy Burgin Spring Flower (played by Carl Bludts)
Joshua Cheyenne Black Lightning
Martin Cotter Song for the Cowgirls
The Country Wranglers Born to Lose (instrumental)
Joe Speed Band Big and Rich
Joe Speed Band Cowboy Soldiers (Please Send Us A Beer)
John Fahey Knoxville Blues
John Fahey My Grandfather’s Clock
John Fahey Revolt of the Dyke Brigade
Leo Kottke Easter and the Sargasso Sea
Written by Tom T. Hall, Played on dobro by Larry Benham Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine
Jed Marum Poor Wayfaring Stranger
Carl Bludts Red River Valley
Erik Satie Gnossienne No. 3 (played by Anders Miolin on alto guitar)