News, Feature & Video Archives

Past Bookings:  2006 to 2010


Wylie’s “Odessa Yodel” featured in theCowboy and Perry podcast for the Boomer Esiason Foundation, made possible by former American football center, Dave Rimington, 1/18/11


The Missoulian: Wylie Gustafson sings more than yodels, really is a cowboy, by Joe Nickell, 10/15/10
Montana Quarterly Cowboy Cool:  Kicking it with Zarzyski and Gustafson, by Scott McMillion, Fall 2010. Request a trial issue of Montana Quarterly. They’ll send you a free copy of the latest edition, give you time to time to look it over and then start for you a one-year subscription at their discounted rate of $16.
27th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering News Release, 10/7/10

Lewiston Morning Tribune, Idaho: The Yoda of Yodeling, By Jennifer K. Bauer, 8/6/10

Src=images/twbaxter.jpg True West Magazine:  Baxter Black comments that Wylie & The Wild West, performing at the 2010 Monterey Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival, “changed the water level in the ‘cowboy entertainment aquarium’.” August 2010
Great Falls Tribune: Montana poet, singer earn tip of the hat from Western Writers, by Jake Sorich, 7/4/10
Wylie’s 2nd appearance on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor,
The Passion for Horses & Artistic Talent: An Unrecognized Connection, by Dr. Robert M. Miller, featuring Wylie Gustafson
Salsbury Post: Merlefest 2010 was no sleepy bluegrass festival, 5/9/10
Nick Spitzer’s American Routes, co-produced and distributed by American Public Media: Horsepower: The Cowboy Rides Into the Future,” 5/5/2010
Wilkes Journal Patriot: Expectations exceeded, 5/3/10
Winston Salem Journal: ‘Yodel-A-E-T’ – Performer of Yahoo! yodel says that if you can talk, you can yodel, 5/2/10
Wylie & the Wild West with the Spokane Symphony, 4/26/10
2010 Spur Awards Salute Best Westerns, 3/25/10
Song: Wylie Gustafson and Paul Zarzyski, “Hang-n-Rattle!”
Poem: Paul Zarzyski, “Bob Dylan Bronc Song”

Carrying It Forward: 26th annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, by the Western Folklife Center, 3/10/10

Elko Daily Free Press: Wylie and The Wild West expands the boundaries of cowboy music, 1/21/10

Spokesman Review:
Masterworks, masterpieces and more. Season’s second half features wide mix of music: Remaining SuperPops concerts also include Ben Vereen’s tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. March 13; yodeling cowboy Wylie Gustafson April 24, 1/7/10


True West Magazine names Wylie Gustafson & Paul Zarzyski “Best Living Wild West Troubadours” in their 2010 Best of the West Source Book, citing Spur Wild!
duo performances:  December 2009

Montana Official State Travel Site “A Day in the Life of a Musician:  World famous Yahoo!® yodeler, horseman and fourth generation Montanan.” 2009
Montana Official State Travel Site “Yodel 101:  Learn to sing your “ays,” “eeees” and “oooos” properly.” 2009

Hang -n- Rattle!
selected as outstanding WMA
Cowboy/Western Swing Album:  November 2009
Aboard the Cowboy Train with Tom Russell, Gretchen Peters, Paul Zarzyski, Wylie Gustafson, Sourdough Slim, Barry Walsh and Thad Beckman – from Albuquerque, NM through Durango, Silverton and Pagosa Springs, Colorado to Chama New Mexico, September 2009
Richmond Times-Dispatch: “A healthy dose of weirdness,” 10/10/2009

Homegrown: The Music of America concert series, Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., with Paul Zarzyski, 10/6/09

Lessons learned at the Folk Festivalby Paula J. McGarvey for The Montana Standard, 7/13/09
Bozeman Daily Chronicle: “Cowboy poetry trailblazers on deck tonight,” 6/25/09
American Cowboy: Rock-and-Roll Cowboy,” June/July 2009

Barefoot Cutting Horses! An interview with Wylie Gustafson: June 2009

Montana Backroads: A day in the life of the musician Wylie Gustafson, 5/21/09
Wylie’s interview with Ralph & Tamara on Ralph’s Backporch: 2009
Spokane Symphony announces powerful 2009-10 season:  3/26/09
Conversations on the Road with Eric Model:  March 2009
Paul Zarzyski joins Wylie & The Wild West as they perform Bucking Horse Moon with the Smoky Mountain Symphony, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee:  February 2009

Elko Daily Free Press:
Bucking Horse Serenade,” 1/30/09
Elko Daily Free Press: Front Page View, 1/30/09
“Hang n Rattle” with Ranch Rhymes, Western Folklife Center:  2009


2008 Western Music Association Award Winners:  November 2008
Wylie and Irish Whiskey Sugar compete bridleless at the Big Sky Futurity, Great Falls, Montana: August 2008
Western Horseman Inside Story


Western Horseman Feature: August 2008

Western Horseman Slide Show

Sights and Sounds from the National Folk Festival in Butte:  July 2008

Audio Postcard from Ken Overcast’s The Cowboy Show
Wylie’s appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien
Ellensburg Daily Record: February 2008
Yodeling with Wylie: National Cowboy Poetry Gathering 2008


Spokane Spokesman-Review: October 2007
Seattle Times: October 2007
Cowboys & Indians: April 2007
Northwest Profiles from KSPS Spokane:  March 2007