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Lawrence Hystad

Burton, BC, Canada

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

    Forty years ago, at the tender age of 21, I was introduced to the Sons of the Pioneers' music when my sister-in-law gave my wife and I a complete set of their albums. Even though I was into rock'n'roll at the time, I fell in love with these cowboy songs and played them over and over.

    One distinctive voice in the group stood up above the rest. I learned it was Bob Nolan from my wife as she and her sister had been singing Bob Nolan's songs from sheet music since their early teens. I particularly enjoyed Nolan's earthy spiritual songs. They moved me and made me love nature as he did.

    Today I have many of Bob's best songs on tape and his poignant vocals are my favorite music to this day. (November, 2006)

 

He Walks with the Wild and the Lonely (Bob Nolan) featuring Lloyd Perryman and the Sons of the Pioneers

Blue Prairie (Bob Nolan) featuring the Sons of the Pioneers

At the Rainbow's End (Bob Nolan) featuring Dale Warren and the Sons of the Pioneers

Three Friends have I (Bob Nolan) featuring Rex Allen Jr.