BackgroundThe Wild West was a time of larger-than-life outlaws, fearless lawmen, epic gun battles, and discovery on a new frontier. Stories of infamous characters have woven themselves into our collective imaginations and are viewed by many with a romantic longing for a time when life was simple, adventure was waiting over the top of every ridge, and you could shoot a man, just for snoring.
Our tale is one that has been overlooked by modern historians and purveyors of the silver screen. It is one of hardship... stinky, foul-smelling, make-your-eyes-water hardship. Six cowboys, all members of the musical troupe “Black Bart and The Tumblin’ Tumbleweeds”, set out seeking fame and fortune in the prosperous West. After taking a wrong turn in Albuquerque, they are lost, hungry, and forced to burn their instruments for warmth.
A case of beans is all they have left. That, and their unwavering drive to hit it big on the emerging Frontier music scene. Always resourceful, Black Bart and the Tumblin’ Tumbleweeds make music in the only way they can, and Western Wind is born from the ashes of their burned guitars and rusted bean cans.