Roland Vinyard,

"The Bard Rocks"


Brings back one’s childhood. The Bard Rocks ‘ early ambition was to be a cowboy, how original was that in the ‘50’s?. Little did he know that this  would  come true, though hardly as he  had visualized - he became involved with dairy cows at age 23, and still is to some degree. These songs have nothing to do with milk,  however, but they have a lot to do with trail dust, blue skies, arroyos and the range. Some are old, folk songs, and  others are from the age of western swing, popular when he was a kid. It is the other, the forgotten half of “Country and Western” music, remember that?

My Oklahoma Home
Oklahoma Hills
Pistol Packing Mama
Railroading on the Great Divide

Ranger's Command

Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine
Sioux City Sue
Strawberry Roan
Streets of Laredo
The Tenderfoot
Tumbling Tumbleweeds
Waltz Across Texas

 Zebra Dun

Back in the Saddle Again
Cattle Call
Colorado Trail
Cowboy’s Sweetheart
Don’t Fence Me In
Dude Ranch Cowhands
Dying Cowboy
East Texas Red

Ghost Riders in the Sky
Home on the Range
I Only Want a Buddy, Not a Sweetheart
I’ve Got Spurs (That Jingle, Jangle, Jingle)
Little Joe the Wrangler