|A Campfire Tale • From Texas Ranger to Texas Singer
Almost a century ago, George Washington Robinson wore the uniform of a Texas Ranger. Wearing "gal-leg" spurs, a badge and a gun belt, he patrolled the Oklahoma border on horseback during the Oklahoma/Texas oil field disputes of the 1920s.
His grandson, Lloyd Morris, carries on the family cowboy tradition, but in a more peaceful fashion, wielding a guitar instead of a gun. The spurs still get to see some action, but only from the back of Lloyd's boots when he is tapping his toes to the beat of a good, old-fashioned cowboy song.
Lloyd's love of authentic cowboy music led him to providing western entertainment for large and small crowds at concerts, schools, festivals, parades, and other special events. He has delighted audiences from Texas to Colorado with his crowd-pleasing singing, yodeling and bits of cowboy wisdom. And though he's great at working a crowd, one of his favorite places to perform is around the campfire on a starry night.
If you can't see him in person, you can now enjoy Lloyd's music on his CD, Midnight Stampede. Recorded in Nashville in 2000, this 12-song CD features Lloyd and a world class team of award-winning musicians and vocalists. Together they breathe new life into traditional cowboy favorites such as Colorado Trail and Timber Trail. They go on to perform several new compositions that are a virtual treat to the ears. The dramatic title song, Midnight Stampede, was composed by Lloyd and his neighbor from College Station, Texas' award-winning western musician, Coyote Jack Houston. And Lloyd's ridiculous rendition of Fishin' for Chickens will surely give your kids something to crow about.
If the CD isn't enough, you can book Lloyd for your own event. Whether you've got a herd of ten-year olds at your school, an anniversary celebration, or a special party that needs that special cowboy touch, Lloyd can help make your event a success with sing-alongs, cowboy history and good old-fashioned western entertainment. He'll even wear his grandfather's "gal leg" spurs.