Want to pull up a piece of blanket by the campfire and hear stories from a real-deal buckaroo and Western artist? Link up to the Running Iron Report Podcast No. 1.
Craig Rullman and I could not have done better for an inaugural podcast than to spend an hour with the likes of Len Babb. He’s an authentic example of a way of life that is harder and harder to find — one that, in the words of songwriter Chris LeDoux, can’t be seen from the road. He’s a humble man, but a born storyteller, and he really made this first venture into this 21st Century media platform a pleasure. The feast of tri-tip that Craig’s wife Wendy served up after the session didn’t hurt any, either.
Western Artist and buckaroo legend Len Babb joined Craig and Jim in the studio to discuss both his working life in the saddle and his breathtaking artwork. Len’s art, which has been favorably compared to western master Charlie Russell, focuses on scenes from the vanished American frontier. It was a great honor to have Len in the studio and we hope you enjoy the interview as much as we did.
A hat tip to Craig, who created the Running Iron Report podcasting studio at the Figure 8 Ranch, and to sound engineer Pete Rathbun who gets all the gadgets making smoke.