Joe Guy visited Stones Throw cafe in Blairmore on Friday, January 18th to play music for audience members. Guy has travelled horseback across three countries and thousands of miles, telling his story of life as a cowboy.
Pass Herald Reporter
From Australian boomers to big horned sheep, Joe Guy has seen it all. As a lonerider and “horse whisperer,” Guy has travelled on horseback across three countries, writing books. Originally born and raised in Australia, Guy left home as a young teenager with a dream of one day becoming a cowboy.
After making his dream come true and even raising a family of five children along with it, Guy wrote a book titled “Just Another Dream.”
Guy also writes and performs music on his guitar and the self-taught guitarist-folksinger said that he gets the majority of his inspiration for music from the places he has already travelled to.
Guy made a stop at the Stone’s Throw Café in Blairmore on Friday, January 18th to delight locals with his stories and teachings. He was accompanied by two of his children, Jay and Maddi, both of whom took the microphone and sang duets with their dad throughout the night of music. “At the age of 20, I was riding across the outback of Australia and I picked up a guitar and taught myself how to sing, write and play,” said Guy.
Blairmore was just a pitstop on his journey, as Guy rides his horse across Canada; with his final destination being Ontario. Already, he has ridden over 11,000 miles on horseback through three countries, Australia, the United States and Canada. Although Guy spends most of his life on the road, he will rarely tour without his family, as they follow him from town to town in a motorhome. He has learned how to foster his horses by living with them, camping with them and being with them throughout his journey of thousands of miles.
Besides travelling to other countries, Guy says that his main focus is singing, songwriting and sharing his stories. “I wanted to come to North America,” said Guy. He travelled 3,000 miles in the United States- the equivalent distance between the coasts, and afterwards, he decided to travel north up to Canada. Already, he has travelled 1,500 miles in Canada and isn’t near to finishing.
“I hope to ride another 1,000 to 2,000 miles this year.”
He made it a special night at the Stone’s Throw, inspiring audience members with his stories and entertaining with his gift of music.