Happy Independence Day!

Andy Wilkinson, photo by Kevin Martini-FullerOur latest episode features a contemporary western classic, "The Freedom Song," performed by Texas songwriter, Andy Wilkinson at the 2004 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, with Rich O'Brien accompanying him.

Length: 5:24 ~ Listen or Podcast from iTunes.


Like many of Andy's original songs, "The Freedom Song" has been covered by dozens of recording artists, including Don Edwards. Although this particular song was written 20 years ago and based on historical events in West Texas, the song will strike a resounding chord with listeners today. 

Buy Andy's CD, The Road is Still The Road, a live concert recording that includes "The Freedom Song" from our Gift Shop. View available items from Andy Wilkinson in our online gift catalog.

This Podcast was drawn from the Western Folklife Center's archival audio material.