Almost a century ago, George Washington Robinson wore the uniform of a Texas Ranger. Wearing "gal-leg" spurs, a badge and a gun belt, he patrolled the Mexican border on horseback and witnessed the uprising led by the notorious revolutionary, Pancho Villa.
His grandson, Lloyd Morris, carries on the family cowboy tradition, but in a more peaceful fashion, wielding a guitar instead of a gun. The spurs still get to see some action, but only from the back of Lloyd's boots when he is tapping his toes to the beat of a good, old-fashioned cowboy song.Gal Leg Spur
Lloyd's love of authentic cowboy music led him to providing western entertainment for large and small crowds at concerts, schools, festivals, parades, and other special events. He has delighted audiences from Texas to Colorado with his crowd-pleasing singing, yodeling and bits of cowboy wisdom. And though he's great at working a crowd, one of his favorite places to perform is around the campfire on a starry night.
Rupert Wates was born in London and has been based in New York City and Colorado since 2007.
His material is all original, acoustic, melodic art/folk.
In the last six years, Wates has won 30 songwriting awards. His songs have been performed by other artists in London, Denver, Nashville and Los Angeles. Over 20 of Rupert's songs were recorded by other singers in 2015-16 alone.
Rupert averages 120 live shows a year, in acoustic venues in every state in America and Canada and in Europe.
Wates headlined at the Listening Room Festival in Florida in April 2015, and at the Savannah Folk Festival in October the same year.
Folk And Acoustic Music Exchange has called him 'a prime figure in American music', and goes on: '…If you're not hip to this guy yet, you're missing a lot' (www.acousticmusic.com).