Whether you call him the man behind “Baxter Barret Brown’s Base Fiddle”, remember him as a significant portion of instrumentation and/or vocal harmony in a band called “Blue Prairie”, or just like to spend time listening to the story telling, guitar playing, singing talents of Tim McKenzie, there is no denying his fan base following. I know because I am one.
I know it’s cliche to say that if you get a change to meet the guy and visit with him, you will find that he is one of the nicest, most respectful and humble gentlemen that you have met. That is the “cowboy way”. While he admits he was born in Colorado, he will tell you that he would not want to live anywhere else but West Texas. That’s one of the many things I like about him.
Episode 14 of the Free Range Texan podcast sparkles with Tim telling, among other things, the back story on his song “The Ghost of Palo Duro”. By the end of the segment, he shares the tune with us. While we were in production on the podcast in Studio A, one of our crew walked through the Studio as Tim’s music began playing. He stopped dead in his tracks and said, “Wow, are you playing Sons of the Pioneers.” I smiled and said, “No, but it is genuine Tim McKenzie.”
Without going into details, for now just take my word for it. Tim McKenzie is a busy guy. But in the midst of it all, he has also written and gotten published an entire series of children’s books that are the perfect material for parents or grandparents to spend some remarkable quality time with the kiddos. If you click on this book, you can see the entire series. We like ’em, and think you will too.
Episode 14 of the Free Range Texan podcast brings Tim McKenzie on board for the first time to our production. We knew before it was over that we would be chasing after him to come back, hopefully again and again. Thank you, Tim. You’re welcome at the Free Range Texan podcast. We know you’re no stranger to being “out yonder”.