Barry Ward’s latest offering, “Coyotes and Cattle,” takes you on a multi-faceted journey. From his actual true experience, you’ll ride the ruts of the Santa Fe Trail from the back of a horse through a remote ranch in New Mexico. Or get a first-hand account of conditions during Santa Ana’s campaign against the soldiers at the Alamo; Visit an old homestead where one of the greatest rewards was the chorus of coyotes and cattle, and savor the haunting refrains of a Native American flute on the traditional “Wayfaring Stranger.” Top it off with the incredibly tender and sweet “Sunshine of Your Eyes,” love song written for Victoria, and the finale, “Light at the End of the Trail” (which impresses upon you that no matter what’s going on in your life, somebody has your back), and you’ll agree, once again, Barry has a genuine winner. I trust you’ll enjoy listening to it as much as we did recording it.
~Allan Blackwell, Southwest Recording Service