Out There with Baxter Black

Out There with Baxter Black

Baxter Black, described by The New York Times as ‘…probably the nation's most successful living poet,"…thinks it's an exaggeration.
 
Black can shoe a horse, string a barbed-wire fence and bang out a Bob Wills classic on his flat top guitar. Cowboy poet, ex-veterinarian and sorry team roper, he has more hair around his lip than on his head. Raised in New Mexico, Black spent his working' life in the mountain west tormenting cows and now he travels the country tormenting cowboys.
 
Since 1982, Baxter Black has rhymed his way into the national spotlight and now stands as the best selling cowboy poet in the world. He has written several books, has dozens of audio and video recordings and has achieved notoriety as a syndicated columnist and radio commentator. From the "Tonight Show" and PBS to NPR and the NFR, Baxter's wacko verse has been seen and heard by millions. His works are prominently displayed in both big city libraries and small town feed stores.
 
Black lives in Benson, Arizona, between the Mexican border and the Border Patrol. Everything about him says "cowboy" -- from his cartoonish mustache to his poetry. He hasn't changed a thing about his subject matter or his delivery. He makes a living shining a spotlight on the flaws and foibles of everyday cowboy life. He demonstrates that it is the truth in his humor that makes it funny. Driven by a left-hand sense of humor Black evokes laughter just by being there.
 
He still doesn't own a television or a cell phone; his idea of a modern convenience is Velcro chaps. In spite of all the computerized, digitized, high-tech innovations now available to mankind, there will always be a need for someone who can "think up stuff."

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