Sourdough Slim

Sourdough Slim

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Totally retro, hilariously entertaining and triumphant from Carnegie Hall and The Lincoln Center to county fairs and cowboy events across the country. "The most entertaining cowboy singer-yodeler-accordionist extant." - Larry Kelp, East Bay Express

Biography

Totally retro. Hilariously entertaining. Sourdough Slim’s free-wheeling, fast paced comedy routines, award winning yodeling and ramblings of western lore are set to the loping rhythm of a repertoire of catchy tunes. Everything Sourdough Slim does on a stage is aimed at humoring, pleasing, moving and engaging his audience. Reviewing a show at the Community Theater in Carson City, Nevada Appeal entertainment editor, Karl Horeis wrote, “Audience members, impressed by his cascading yodels while two-steppin’ and fingering the accordion strapped to his chest were speechless when he did all those things and spun a flat lariat simultaneously.” Michael L. Whiteley of the Oroville Mercury-Register reports, “his comic antics, sweet serenades and magical yodeling had a full house at the State Theater in fits of laughter and left them more than pleased.” From the moment this accordion squeezin’ Will Rogers swaggers on stage, it’s apparent to everyone that they’re in for a rollicking good time.

Since 1988, this comical minstrel of the range has been a hit at major clubs, festivals, fairs and cowboy events across the country attracting a loyal following of fun loving fans along the way. Highlights include performances at Carnegie Hall, The Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering and ABC’s Good Morning America. The East Bay Express calls him “The most entertaining cowboy singer-yodeler-accordionist extant.” And the Allentown, Morning Call proclaims him to be a “One-man Western extravaganza!” Born in Hollywood, California, Rick Crowder spent much of his childhood on a family cattle ranch in the Sierra foothills. But as he explains, “my true calling as a cowboy was not on the range but rather, on the stage.” A childhood cut-up, he developed his comic character, honed his musical and yodeling styles and garnered the nick name “Slim” while performing in several traveling western bands in the 1970’s and 80’s.

Sourdough Slim emerged when he came up with the idea to meld his experiences into a solo act based on a whimsical accordion playing yodeling cowhand. Who could have ever guessed an entertainer juggling such an odd combination of culturally maligned icons in this day and age, would have a sold out house rolling in the aisles at Carnegie Hall? A true testament to the irrepressible talent and dedication of this utterly unique entertainer.

Discography

Vaudeville Cowboy (2006)
Six-Guns 'n Sage (2004)
The Best Of Sourdough Slim
Western Skies (1992)
Rock & Rye (2001)
Ridin' High, Singin' A Song
True West
Yodeling Cowboy
Contagious Fun!