The Wardens | Bear 66

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Ian Tyson

More Artists From
CANADA - Alberta

Other Genres You Will Love
Folk: Singer/Songwriter Folk: Traditional Folk Moods: Type: Acoustic
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.

Bear 66

by The Wardens

With performances equal to the mastery of the ranger trade, The Wardens - Scott Ward, Bradley Bischoff and Ray Schmidt - are a Banff National Park-based trio whose stories rise from the very land they’ve protected for the past 60+ years.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Continue Shopping
cd in stock order now
Buy 2 or more of this title's physical copies and get 10% off
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
clip
1. High Country Nights
2:56 $0.99
clip
2. Trail North
3:39 $0.99
clip
3. Old Brigadier
3:40 $0.99
clip
4. Ya Ha Tinda Mustangs
4:55 $0.99
clip
5. Adventure Before Dementia
3:22 $0.99
clip
6. Lonesome Trail
3:38 $0.99
clip
7. Bear #66
2:53 $0.99
clip
8. Silly Questions
2:51 $0.99
clip
9. War(Den) Bride
4:12 $0.99
clip
10. River Below
3:31 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
If you drive due west from Sundre, Alberta, a route along the north side of the Red Deer river leads you to the end of the pavement. A dusty gravel ribbon of a road takes over. It winds tightly along steep, wooded foothills, past skittish deer and wary wild horse herds. And just when the road becomes too rocky and unkempt, it just stops. That’s when you’ve arrived at the Ya Ha Tinda Ranch: a magical rangeland at the edge of the protected wilderness of Banff National Park and the staging point for generations of national park wardens.

The ranch is the heart of the warden service; less for its raw beauty than for its physical place in the world. It’s here that the car is replaced by the horse; and the horse leads the warden into true wilderness. If the ranch is the heart, then the nervous system is arguably the towns that lie curiously inside the mountain national parks. Jasper, Banff, Waterton and Field are bustling tourist havens, genteel urban oases in the wilderness where the idea for protection was formed by visionary bureaucrats (an extinct species it appears!). Here, it’s bears strolling along hiking trails, elk inhaling garden tulips and cougars hauling down puppies. Wardens scramble to protect all their animate brethren. Yes, it all happens here, synapses firing like rubber bullets at the edge of these concrete congregations.

We hope you enjoy Bear 66. These songs are inspired by both the head and the heart, and this album itself intersects the deep wilderness and the urban epicentre within it. Thanks to all who listen and support us as we – The Wardens – ride purposefully past the end of the gravel road. Although it seems hard to believe, these places still exist. And the stories are still being written.

-ray - April, 2014

Read more...

Reviews


to write a review