Press Release by Tom Swearingen
TUALATIN, OR (February 20, 2019) – Tom Swearingen has announced the release of his third CD of original cowboy poetry, Language of the Land, on Hoof Pick Records. As with his first two CDs, Horses and Happiness and Rhyme ‘Em Cowboy! which were International Western Music Association “Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year” Finalists, Language of the Land was professionally recorded during a live concert performance. Language of the Land includes fourteen original poems plus an introduction and bonus recitation of the Bruce Kiskaddon classic The Gentle Hoss. In addition to the title track, the CD features Tom’s poems Ropin’ Mama’s Llama, Keep ‘em Moving Slow – Coming Storm, Keep ‘em Moving Slow- Next Morning, Oh No You Don’t!, In the Shadow of Tree Line, Folks Who Do Know Horses, Bombproof Pinto Mare, Only Place for Me, A Few Lines for Oregon, Cowgirl from Nantucket, Someday, St. Paul Rodeo, and History and Pride for a total of 16 tracks.
A horseman, Swearingen’s poems are often inspired by his experiences and observations from the saddle and are brought to life with rhythm and rhyme and a storytelling style that makes him a popular performer at not only cowboy music and poetry gatherings but with general audiences. Swearingen is a two-time winner of the National Finals Rodeo Cowboy Poetry Contest, and was a 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Western Music Association Male Cowboy Poet of the Year finalist.
Language of the Land is available for $15 plus postage from oregoncowboypoet.com. The album is also available digitally from iTunes, Spotify, CD Baby, and other outlets. See oregoncowboypoet.com for Tom’s appearance schedule and more information.
Language Of The Land
Ropin’ Mama’s Llama
Keep ’em Moving Slow – Part 1 – Coming Storm
Keep ’em Moving Slow – Part 2 – Next Morning
Oh No You Don’t!
In The Shadow Of Tree Line
Folks Who Do Know Horses
Bombproof Pinto Mare
Only Place For Me
A Few Lines For Oregon
Cowgirl From Nantucket
St. Paul Rodeo
History And Pride
The Gentle Hoss