In Concert for KSER: Chuck Pyle, The Zen Cowboy
Chuck Pyle has won high praise from both fans and peers alike throughout an inspired performance career of over 40 years. When reviewers first gave him the "Zen Cowboy" moniker, he decided to, as he says, "Always ride the horse in the direction it's going," and took the nickname to heart, shaving his head and blending his upbeat perspective with old-fashioned horse sense. He mixes infectiously hummable melodies with straight-from-the-saddle poetry, quoting bumper stickers, proverbs, world leaders and old cowboys.
An accomplished songwriter, Chuck's songs have been recorded by John Denver, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Suzy Bogguss. Country fans know him best for writing, "Cadillac Cowboy", recorded by the late Chris LeDoux, and "Jaded Lover", recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker.
While fans love his recordings, they adore Chuck's live performance. The first time he made an audience laugh, he was "hooked". A nimble guitarist, critics say his sense of rhythm is more like a fine classical, or jazz, soloist, his songwriting musically sophisticated yet full of uncluttered space. The Chuck Pyle Finger-Style approach to guitar has distinguished him as a true original, earning him invitations to teach at such prestigious events as The Puget Sound Guitar Workshop and The Swannanoa Gathering.
His music has made him a favorite of many. He performs nearly 100 times each year all across the country, playing festivals and theaters, coffeehouses and house concerts. He recently released his 11th CD, The Spaces Inbetween, which includes 12 all-new songs each with finger-style guitar out front of a crackerjack rhythm section.
This concert is sponsored by; Wild Lily Cabins, Holiday Inn of Downtown Everett, and Zippy's Java Lounge.
Snohomish County PUD Auditorium
2320 California Street
Everett, WA 98201
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