Paula Strong and Walt Richards
Hear the West come alive !
Without trains, the American interior would not have opened up when it did.
Without trains, the cowboy - as we envision him on that long trail drive to Abilene -would not exist.
Western Music Association Duo Harmony Winners, Walt Richards and Paula Strong, founded the acoustic group, Trails & Rails - combining their western history interests
with their love of cowboy and train songs to bring you the best of both.
Trails & Rails has been honored with many Top Five nominations by WMA members including:
Best Traditional Group
Best Song of the Year
Best Traditional Album of the Year
Instrumentalist of the Year (Walt )
Best Collaboration between Poet and Songwriter (for Walt with Les Buffham)
Coming from the San Diego area,Trails & Rails has performed extensively in the Southwest and has been featured at many Western festivals and events, including the Cody Stampede, the Tombstone Western Music Festival, the Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival, and the Autry Museum. See the Events page archives.
New cowboy and train songs continue to be written to this day.
Old and new, Trails & Rails enjoys them all.
Experience their energy and enthusiasm for this great music.
Let them reconnect you with our heritage!
Admission: $18 ($15 members)
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Templar's Hall, Old Poway Park
14134 Midland RD