More With Waddie Mitchell

More With Waddie Mitchell

More With Waddie. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Line On Agriculture.


Cowboy poetry has been around for a long time but really got a boost in the mid 80‘s when Waddie Mitchell and Hal Cannon organized the first Elko Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Mitchell has been writing a lot these days.


MITCHELL: I don’t question it when I get a chance to write. You know for so long we were going so hard on the road there was very little time to write but things have slowed down since the economy has gotten so bad and man, it gives you enough time instead of barely get rested when you’re home to maybe set for a day or three and write before you go out again and it sure is satisfying when that happens.


As a writer myself there are times when the muse has just gone on vacation.


MITCHELL: If you are a writer what you’ve got in your head sometimes it comes so fast you can’t even get it down. Other times it just gets blocked up there. Like Gary McMahan says, it’s kinda like gas. And it just builds pressure and makes you miserable because you can’t get relieved and you’re just stuck.


He says it’s times like these when a writer wonders if they will ever write again. Obviously, Waddie doesn’t have that problem at the moment. His new CD is called “Sweat Equity” and is a mix of new material and some old favorites.


MITCHELL: I think it’s just going out this week. I have never liked a poetry album. They’re just not listenable after the first time. I’d never listen to any of my other poetry but this one, I think I can listen to it.


That’s today’s Line On Agriculture. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.

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