Cowboy Conditions - Episode #2 Fall 2016 – All About Being GONE

December 15, 2016

In Episode #2 music performed by Utah and Sky includes Leaving on a Jet Plane written by John Denver in 1966, and Gravity sung by Alison Kraus and performed by Union Station.


Cowboy Conditions - Episode #1 Fall 2016 – All About Being GONE

December 14, 2016

In Episode #1 music performed by Utah and Sky includes the introduction to their 2016 Fall show and the theme is all about being "GONE".  Special performance in the intro is Sky's daughter M. Rose. Listen to Crying on the Shoulder of the Road.


Voices of Everett’s Past

October 23, 2016

This is the beginning of a series of stories to be recorded "Voice of Everett's Past". Listen to these stories while visiting an exhibit by Susan Ganz which is on exhibit at the Black Lab Gallery on Hewitt thru mid November 2016.

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Jack O’Donnell an Everett native shares some of his stories growing up in Everett.  He was a columist for the Herald Newspaper "Seems Like Yesterday".

The Kennister Sisters, Betty Purves, and Pearl Herbert
who are in their 80's, not only grew up in Everett, but raised their families and worked to help their family make ends meet.

Karen Erickson who is recording the series "Voices of Everett's Past", lives in the historic Madrona Apts. in downtown Everett and walks to her office on Colby in the historic Culmback Building.

If you have a story you would like to share, please contact Karen at


Cowboy Conditions - Summer Show 2016 - #4

July 14, 2016

In Episode #4 find Utah Red and Sky Russell to their best this most powerful song Nearest Distant Shore, made popular by Trisha Yearwood and ending with “Red River Valley”, one of Sky’s Dad’s favorites. Oh yeah, Sky shares his favorite Michael Jordan quote.  So be sure to listen to the end.


Cowboy Conditions - Summer Show 2016 - #3

July 13, 2016

In Episode #3 you will find Sky Russell's story about the people who lived in “Squak” and Utah joins him in a rendition of "Oh My Darling Clementine" a traditional American western folk ballad that lies happily and most fortunately in the public domain.


Cowboy Conditions - Summer Show 2016 - #2

July 13, 2016

In Episode #2 find Utah and Sky throwing quotations and witticisms at you plus Jerry Jeff Walker's "Mr Bojangles" and "Standing Knee Deep in a River" sung by Kathy Mattea on the Mercury Record Label.


Cowboy Conditions - Summer Show 2016 - #1

July 11, 2016

In Episode #1 music performed by Utah and Sky  includes the introduction to their Summertime theme “Toughness and Frugality”,  plus the first song of the podcast “Love at the Five and Dime” written by Nancy Griffith which made the “country top three” by the fabulous Kathy Mattea.


Native Plant Society - Salal Chapter in Mt Vernon

May 1, 2016

Serving Skagit, Island, and Northern Snohomish counties, the Salal Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) is dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and study of the native plants of Washington and to the education of the public on the values of native flora and its habitat.

We had a great time visiting the Salal Chapter and talking with Brenda Cunningham who helps to keep the group organized from actual work in the garden, to scheduling, and meetings. This is the 25th year for the Mt Vernon Chapter and 40 years for the Washington Native Plant Society.  Be sure to check out the website and consider joining


Gene R. Fosheim - Mill Town Boy

April 5, 2016

Listen to our interview with Gene R. Fosheim about the book he wrote about his father Raymond Fosheim, who grew up in a Norwegian-American family in one of the most beautiful places on earth, Everett, Washington. Read this heartwarming family history and learn a lot about Everett history as well. This book can be purchased at


CowBoy Conditions - Spring Show - Episode #3

March 27, 2016

Join Utah and Sky as they focus on wisdom, optimism and Spring!
They have chosen five songs, that we think help to illustrate the wonder of America, the soil, the sunshine and the hope eternal that comes with Spring!

In this episode you are listening to
Some Day I Will Lead the Parade sung by Patty Loveless written by Tony Arata and Scott Miller and and ending with "Red River Valley", one of Sky's Dad's favorites.

Be sure to visit and shop locally at fabulous farmers market in your area, and if you can grow food in your garden and share with your neighbors.

Enjoy all 3 Episodes, which were produced at the Port Gardner Golden Age Sound Studios.

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