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Three voices. Two guitars. One bass. It's a simple recipe that blends richness into Old West Trio's songs of the American Cowboy in a way that is unrivaled by any other west-coast group performing today. Members of the group are Steve Johnson ("cowpie slinger" and lead guitarist), Steve Ide ("yodelator" and rhythm guitarist), and Leslie Ide ("band grammarian" and upright bassist).

Performing throughout the American west for over twenty years, Old West Trio's influence on the "modern" old west music scene is undeniable. They co-founded Scofield's Cowboy Campfire, the only chuck wagon event of its kind in California, and were the 2011 recipients of the Will Rogers award for Best Western Duo/Group of the Year. The trio has performed with Sourdough Slim, Dave Stamey, Baxter Black, and many other notable entertainers. They currently serve as the house band for the popular Death Valley ‘49ers Encampment each fall, following in the footsteps of the Sons of the Pioneers, Reinsmen, and Chapparals.

"[What's Left of the West] is another of their highly enjoyable collections. Since enthusiasm is infectious, the Old West Trio is catching! " —Rick Huff, Bar-D Ranch

"I really liked your original music. 'Forgotten Trails' is a standout. It was really a pleasure to listen to an entire CD of original material." —Prof. Dave Bourne, Itinerant Saloon Piano Player

"Best toe tapping feel good music that is guaranteed to put anyone in a good mood!" —Melody L, Coloma, California

Old West Trio
Old West Trio
Old West Trio

"I just love your sound." —Rachel H, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

"Enjoyed listening to and meeting you. Loving the CDs!" —Jan A, Middleton, Idaho

"These guys make me want to hit the dusty trail and ride off into the setting sun. It's nice to know there is new Western music still being written. I like it." —Lone Prairie Rider