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May 14, 2023

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Today is Sunday, May 14th, 2023 Carly and I are back with another new episode. 


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Back in March of 2021 Carly and I released Episode #112 of The Troubadour featuring a western swing band that I knew had a boatload of talent.  The interview featured Ryan Humbert and Emily Bates of the Ohio based band named The Shootouts.  At the time they were promoting their latest record entitled “Bullseye” produced by Chuck Mead. 

Well, since that time they’ve been grinding it out on the road and have cut another record called “Stampede” with Ray Benson and Sam Seifert co-producing.  “Stampede” features guest performances by Ray, Asleep at the Wheel,  Jim Lauderdale, Marty Stuart, Raul Malo and Buddy Miller.  Not exactly a bunch of light-weights!


Today we’re catching up with Shootouts frontman Ryan Humbert to hear all about the new record and their debut performance at The Grand Ole Opry on February 24th, 2023 which just also happened to be the day “Stampede” was released.


There’re some great conversation in this episode that you won’t want to miss so let’s get to it!  Here comes Episode #174 of The Troubadour and our visit with Ryan Humbert, frontman of the red hot western swing band, The Shootouts.