Colter Wall recently spent a little time on a ranch down in Texas, and while he was there, he recorded a series of performances affectionately titled, The Bunkhouse Sessions.
Last week, he launched the series with a performance of the ol’ cowboy tune “I Ride An Old Paint/Leavin’ Cheyenne.” And this time, he’s back with another classic cowboy song titled “Diamond Joe,” which will also be featured on his upcoming album.
“The second installment of the Bunkhouse Sessions is up… As with most old cowboy songs, the origin of “Diamond Joe” remains somewhat of a mystery. There are several different tunes with the same title. The song also features a number of what some call “floating verses.” These are lyrics that are similar, if not the same, as those found in other folk songs. My favourite version has always been Ramblin’ Jack Elliot’s.”