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Joe Walus: Bio

Joe Walus writes and performs songs of the west, old and new. Most of his original music will probably never hit mainstream radio. His music is written to inspire the cowboy spirit in all of us. That is what he strives for.

Joe has been playing music for over 30 years. When he first heard Don Edwards play the “Cowboy Song”, he knew that is where he wanted to go with his own music. Back to the music of his hero’s like Roy Rogers and Gene Autry. He has been playing and writing western music ever since. His musical influences have been Ian Tyson, Michael Martin Murphy , Don Edwards , Dave Stamey and The Son's Of The Pioneers.

Joe has been around horses and cattle for most of his life and is a tried and true western fan. He has ridden many miles in all kinds of weather behind a herd of cattle. He understands and respects the cowboy lifestyle. During the summer he works cattle in Wyomings, Big Horn Mountains as well as playing his music. Joe is a western movie trivia buff to boot.

To date Joe has five CD’s available. In 2003 he recorded “Singin’ In The Saddle”, 2004 “Ride Into The Past”, and then in 2006 he came out with “Just A Cowboy”. Each CD contains original songs Joe has written along with traditional western music favorites. In 2008 Joe released "Beyond the Purple Sage", his first CD containing all of his own songs. In 2011 he released "Tonight We Ride" another collection of his own songs.He performs his own music along with songs from yesterday’s and today’s western music heroes.
Joe's music has been played on KSJD radio's Cowtrials program and Marvin O'Dell's Around the Campfire Show. He also has been a featured guest on Ralph's Back Porch radio program as well. In 2012 Joe was the featured article in the May/June Central States Horseman Magazine.
In 2012 Joe was chosen to perform at the Western Music Association Showcase in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Author Cindy K. Roberts said this about Joe…. “To witness Joe’s performance…. made me feel like a little cowgirl all over again. Songs such as Old Paint, Streets of Laredo, Cowboy Jack and Big Texas Moon were so convincing to the cowboy soul that you wouldn’t take your boots off.”