The Motel Cowboy Show: All-Access Limited Edition

  • The Motel Cowboy Show: All-Access Limited Edition
  • The Motel Cowboy Show: All-Access Limited Edition
  • The Motel Cowboy Show: All-Access Limited Edition
  • The Motel Cowboy Show: All-Access Limited Edition
  • The Motel Cowboy Show: All-Access Limited Edition

This is a pre-order, which will ship by August 3, 2023!

This edition is for the diehard fans of Mountain Music. These editions will contain All-Access bonus material, plus early access to the e-book version of The Motel Cowboy Show, plus the official Motel Cowboy Show sticker. Here are the full details.

The Motel Cowboy Show is not a book — it’s a journey. From the Sawtooth Mountains of central Idaho, where phone service does not always reach, to the bustle of Austin, centerpiece of the Texas Music Scene, the influence of mountain roots music is real, lasting, and chronicled by Josh Crutchmer. This highly-anticipated sequel to Red Dirt: Roots Music, Born in Oklahoma, Raised in Texas, At Home Anywhere follows the threads from mountain originals like Pinto Bennett to cowboy poets like Baxter Black and Chris LeDoux, and traces their trail down every highway and back road they chose. The rise, heyday and pending touring retirement of Reckless Kelly is covered extensively, bouyed by the humor and introspection of Willy and Cody Braun, their musical upbringing and the larger-than-life influence they forged wherever they made music. The book also puts you in the seats at the venerable Red Rocks Amphitheater for the 2022 comeback concerts by the Turnpike Troubadours, supported by Reckless Kelly and Shovels & Rope. You’ll also get the complete story of the Braun Brothers Reunion and its lasting impact on the community of Challis. The wry humor of Micky and Gary Braun shows up when they share the way Micky & The Motorcars forged their own legacy, boosted by Texas icons like Cross Canadian Ragweed. Throw in one-of-a-kind insight from Shane Smith and Wade Bowen, who contributed the intro and final word, and The Motel Cowboy Show will inform as much as it entertains. And it will leave readers casting eyes toward the stages and studios of the American West.

The book is anticipated to be 224 pages, including 20 pages of full-page, black-and-white photography of some of the best moments captured in the making of The Motel Cowboy Show.

This edition will contain 30 extra pages, never-to-be-sold in stores, featuring even more material about your favorite artists in the book. Highlights include:

• Behind-the-music with Willy Braun and Micky Braun. The front men and primary songwriters for Reckless Kelly and Micky and the Motorcars will tell the stories behind their best-known songs.

• Director's cut. A collection of quotes from artists interviewed for The Motel Cowboy Show that did not fit into the original edition.

• Bonus concert reviews. We'll take you behind the scenes as Reckless Kelly performs at the world's largest honky tonk, Billy Bob's Texas, and we'll take you up close as Micky and the Motorcars play at Tulsa's legendary Mercury Lounge.

• 10 more pages of exclusive photos taken during the writing of The Motel Cowboy Show.

Special features: Purchasers of this edition will also receive:

• Early e-book access. On or about July 15, 2023, you will receive a link to download the original e-book version of The Motel Cowboy Show, approximately four weeks before it is released to the public. It will be available for all major e-readers including Kindle and iBooks.

• Sticker. The official Motel Cowboy Show book sticker is black canvas and it is slick. Trust us, it's worth the price of this edition for the sticker alone.

Boise Hive: The Motel Cowboy Show supports Boise Hive, a nonprofit whose mission is to provide mental health and suicide prevention services to the Idaho Music community. $10 from every purchase of this edition will be donated to Boise Hive, and we will throw in a one-of-a-kind sticker as a thank you.

All orders will ship via UPS Ground, USPS Priority Mail, or better.