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"Great American Cowboy"
Peformed by the Sons of the San Joaquin in Santa Clarita
at the 2007 Newhall Walk of Western Stars Gala Event
Written by Jack Hannah
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Produced for the City of Santa Clarita by Jim Piccirillo
LINER NOTES: From the shadows of the Sierra Nevadas drift the engrossing three-part harmonies of Jack
and Joe Hannah and Joe's son, Lon the Sons of the San Joaquin. These perennial favorites at the Santa Clarita Cowboy
Festival were inspired as youngers by Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers, playing on their father's radio on the family ranch.
Steeped in the history of the West all three are retired schoolteachers the Hannah boys have become the barometer against which
all Western harmony groups are measured. In "From Whence Came the Cowboy," Jack's experience and talents as an educator shine through as he traces
the history of the cowboy from Spanish days through modern times.