Cowboy Poet Jerry Schleicher Has a New CD
<p>G<span style=”font-size: 13px;”>RIT</span> magazine readers have reveled in <a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.cowboypoetry.com/jerryschleicher.htm#About” title=”Jerry Schleicher’s”>
<span style=”color: #0000ff;”>Jerry Schleicher’s</span>
</a> humorous outtakes on rural life for more than a year now. Whether the topic is muddy roads, gimme caps, country cafes, dogs, cats, or how to distinguish farmers from ranchers, Jerry has that special knack for making a point, while making you laugh. Jerry is not only a talented writer; he is an accomplished <a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.cowboypoetry.com/” title=”cowboy poet”>
<span style=”color: #0000ff;”>cowboy poet</span>
</a>, too. While G<span style=”font-size: 13px;”>RIT</span> doesn’t publish poetry, I have been on the receiving end of several of his priceless poems by e-mail. They invariably make me chuckle.</p>
<p>Jerry recently sent us a copy of his first CD. It includes such titles as “The Missouri Matador,” “Gimme Caps,” and 14 other original poems, all recited by the author.</p>
<p>My old truck has been retrofit with an AM/FM radio and a single-slot CD player, so I popped Jerry’s disc into the slot on the way to work this morning. And since I was driving with the wind, the only noise in the cab that made it hard to hear the poetry was my own laughter.</p>
If you want to discover the REAL reason farmers don’t dress like ranchers or what can happen when a busload of field-tripping schoolchildren descend on a dairy farm, you need to give Jerry Schleicher’s <a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.cowboypoetry.com/jerryschleicher.htm#About” title=”The Missouri Matador CD”>
<span style=”color: #0000ff;”>
<em>The Missouri Matador</em> CD</span>
</a> a listen.</p>
<a href=”http://www.grit.com/biographies/oscar-h-will” target=_self>Hank Will</a>
<em> raises hair sheep, heritage cattle and many varieties of open-pollinated corn with his wife, Karen, on their rural Osage County, Kansas farm. His home life is a perfect complement to his professional life as editor in chief at GRIT and Capper’s Farmer magazines. Connect with him on </em>
<a title=Google+ href=”https://plus.google.com/u/0/117459637128204205101/posts” target=_blank rel=author>Google+</a>.</p>
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