Palo Duro
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Palo Duro

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"OJ's Corral Tape & CD Reviews"

The second release from the trio Palo Duro came out just before Christmas. It's title "Cowpokes, Horses and Old Glory" and it is produced by Andy Wilkinson. It's a project they are justifyed in taking pride in as the 15 songs and poems are excellent choices and nicely delivered. Jim Anderson (guitar) recites a couple of poems and sings harmony, Cody Anderson (bass) sings lead and Teresa Zimmerman (fiddle) also sings harmony, so they have a nice acoustic sound. Detailed notes about each entry makes the album even more interesting, and there's a nice balance between standards and newer material, in cluding one instrumental. My Favorites are Jim Andersons composition "Out on the Llano Estacado", Johnny Kendrick's "Echos of the trail, and Don Cadden's "Earnest Galvan". Call 888-553-7475 to order. - Rope Burns March-April 2005

"Back Forty Bunk House"

Palo Duro has accomplished the mastery in western music. Years of living the cow
Reviewer: Joe Baker, Backforty Bunkhouse Promotions
If you like the western lifestyle and the cowboy way of life, then your gonna love Palo Duro. Their ability to produce the harmony and singing from the heart, Palo Duro is a definate must for your western music library. This trio is getting tremendous radio airplay all across the United States and Canada. - Joe Baker


"Commanche Moon" CD released August 2001
Won West Quest album of the year for preservation and promotion of Wetern heritage. sound bits avalible at web

New release "Cowpokes, Horses, & Old Glory". Released January 2005, features Western Chart in "Power Source" Mag. Nashville's top ten songs "Echos of the Trail", "Born to be a Cowboy" and the orignial NUMBER ONE song "Finish the Job".



Palo Duro is Spanish for “Hard Wood” and is the name of the second largest canyon in the United States. That beautiful canyon is the location of the Elkins Ranch, where this trio has been performing since 1999. The fact that both Jim and Cody Anderson were born and raised on a large scale farming and ranching operation in Lamesa Texas and Alamosa Colorado that was eventually lost to inheritance tax heavily influences their music. When not performing at the Elkins, They are headlining at gatherings and Western events all over the Southwest, including Texas, NM, AZ, OK, KS, and CO, and were recently chosen by Michael Martin Murphy to open his shows in the Texas Panhandle region. Honored to be part of the first "Sellout" at the newly opened Amarillo Globe News Performance center when featured with other performers such as Red Stegall, Baxter Black, Don Edwards and Michael Martin Murphy. We have been featured in articles in “Southern Living”, “Accent West”, “Focus”, and “Saddle Barron” as well as drawing recognition from area news papers.

Some of our greatest honors have been to receive West Quest’s Historian Award for promotion and preservation of Western Heritage for the CD “Comanche Moon”. We also received a Spirit Arrow from one of Quanah Parker’s Grandsons for the same album. Jim Anderson's poem "Imprints" was in "The Big Roundup" which won the Will Rogers Award from the Academy of Western Artist. A huge honor was to receive a letter from President and Laura Bush for the song “Finish the Job”. The song also reached number one on the indie radio charts as published by "Power Source Magazine" out of Nashville, TN. We contiue to be flatered and humbled by being nominated WMA (Western Music Association) Group of the year 2005 and the AWA (Academy of Western Artist) Album of the year by our piers.

A short version of where we have performed is: A proud part of Micheal Martin Murphy's Sold out "Wildfire" benifit for the Ranchers in the Texas Panhandle. Co staring with Susie (McIntire)Luchsinger in WRCA fund raiser for Fire vitims, Dalton Days in Longview, Texas, Western Heritage Classic in Abilene, Texas, The National Cowboy Symposium in Lubbock, Texas, The Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch Gathering, Boy’s Ranch, Texas, The Durango Cowboy Gathering in Durango Colorado, Western Music Association Awards Show in Tucson, AZ and the Friday night Barn dance and radio show in Wichita Kansas, Palo Pinto County Sheriff’s Posse Ranch Rodeo, Mineral Wells, Texas, Coors Ranch Rodeo, Amarillo, Texas, Eldridge Hotel in Lawrence, Kansas, Evening performance for the Academy of Western Artists festival in Ft Worth, Texas, the house band for The Elkins Ranch since 1999 and were requested by the Apollo Astronauts for their special entertainment on a return trip to Amarillo, TX. We have been asked to Headline the WRCA World Championship Rodeo in November 2006.