Jul 2, 201209:25 AMThe Telegraph
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Red Steagall's Ready For More Fun 'In The Bunkhouse'
Are you ready to go back In the Bunkhouse with Red Steagall? Well, then your timing is pretty dang perfect, pardner, because the beloved cowboy poet and long-time Cowboys & Indians contributor is ready to kick off a fourth season of the weekly entertainment series he aptly describes as his “cowboy variety show” on the RFD-TV cable network.
The latest cycle of episodes will start at 9:30 pm ET Monday and 11:30 am ET Tuesday, with Texas rancher and businessman John Matthews on hand as Red’s special guest. Among the other notables slated to drop by this season: World-famous horsewoman Carol Rose, cowboy balladeer Don Edwards, world champion trick rider and National Cowgirl Hall of Fame inductee Mitzi Riley – and the incomparable Lyle Lovett.
Viewers can look forward to all that, plus the same mix of music, interviews, chuck wagon cooking, and cowboy poetry that has made In the Bunkhouse must-see TV since 2010.
We caught up with Red just as he was putting the finishing touches on this season’s 13 episodes. Here’s some of what he had to tell us.
Cowboys & Indians: So it’s pretty much business as usual – that is, show business as usual – right?
Red Steagall: That’s right. The same show, but with different guests, different cowboy songs, different cowboy poems – and different menus and recipes from our chuck wagon cooks.
C&I: And it’s still as much fun for you?
Red: You bet it is. People still want to hear cowboy music, still want to hear cowboy poems – and still want to hear other people talk about the West.
C&I: Are you continuing to get lots of favorable responses from viewers?
Red: We’re getting real good feedback on the show, from people from all walks of life. For example, I belong to an organization out in California called Rancheros Visitadores. These are the like the captains of industry, who like the Western way of life and horses. And I can’t walk three feet when I’m out there with them without somebody stopping me and wanting to talk about the show.
Red: To know that I can represent the Western way of life on television with music and poetry, and the chuck wagon atmosphere, the historical part of it. And to know that we can have a hand in keeping that spirit of the West alive. That’s very rewarding. We get a lot of positive comment from people who are glad we’re on the air, because we’re keeping the spirit alive. And that’s very flattering.