As we roll into the new year, some of our Frontier Partisan compadres are throwing up smoke signals about future work. I’ll add to that just by noting that Part II of the Frontier Partisans Podcast on King Philip’s War will be out this week, as the conflict gets underway in earnest and we meet one of the OG Frontier Partisans, the larger-than-life Benjamin Church.
Samuel K. Dolan, who has established himself as the Bard of the Border, posted an enigmatic note on Facebook, featuring this photo, saying that it is related to a new book proposal…
That’s Chico Cano there in the middle. Border Bandit. Affiliated with virtually every faction of the Mexican Revolution at one time or another. Accused of involvement in the killing of Texas Ranger Joe Sitter, though many think he was innocent. An elusive border legend, and I hope I’m reading the sign right that Dolan is writing a book on him, or featuring him, or… doesn’t matter. I’m in.
Frontier history enthusiast and musician Hawken Horse is dropping The Ballad of Warner Glenn on January 20.
Set your calendar for Jan 20. This track is very special to me. I had the incredible opportunity to work with @clay_newcomb from @meateater on this song about the legendary Warner Glenn. If you haven’t yet, listen to the Bear Grease podcast episode 22 to learn more about Warner Glenn, a true modern American icon. Also, Clay Newcomb is not only a great hunter and a brilliant podcast host but also a very talented songwriter!
Warner Glenn is a true legend of the Southwest. Cowboy/rancher; lion hunter. Like Al Sieber and Kit Carson, a mule man. Glenn famously spotted a Mexican jaguar on this side of the line, which inspired one of my favorite Tom Russell songs:
Lady Marilyn and I are watching Rise of the Ottomans: Mehmet vs. Vlad. We just watched the mid-season finale of
My Cowboy Soap Opera Yellowstone, and will now move on to 1923. Marilyn tells me she wants to watch “your Mexican bandit telenovela,” so we’ll be jumping into Malverde.
I have committed to submitting a piece on Zone Blanche (Black Spot, Netflix) for DMR Books’ annual Blogoramma. I really like that show.
There’s a lot of good content out there for the Frontier Partisan to enjoy of a winter’s evening…