May 3, 1944 - October 9, 2009
Updated: August 13, 2016
I've had as many inquiries recently about my Rusty Wier collection as I have for B. W. Stevenson. Sorry, but neither collection is for sale. However, I built this page for the same reason I built my B. W. Stevenson page - in the hopes that it would help you find the items you're missing from your collection.
Rusty Wier CDs are getting harder and harder to find, especially since everything seems to be out of print. Worse yet, when you do find them, you better be prepared with some pretty deep pockets. That said, there are a few places I can recommend that you look.
I guess the first place I would personally recommend these days is amazon.com. The prices on Rusty Wier CDs are high, but they have an excellent return policy. My second choice would be MusicStack. Again, deep pockets are recommended. My third recommendation would be ebay. I haven't done a lot of business with them in recent years, but my past experience has shown that they didn't seem to police the sale of CD-Rs, so that's what you could end up with if you buy from them. Just sayin'. Anyway, besides doing just a lot of Googling, these three sites are your best bet.
In addition, you can find a couple of Rusty Wier CDs listed for sale from David Card, owner/proprietor of Poor David's Pub. Live at Poor David's Pub and Rusty And Son are both available here, according to the website. These are original CDs too, NOT CD-Rs.
Besides the above recordings, here are some other CDs that Rusty sings on. You can search for these albums from the same sources I mentioned earlier. Bill's Records in Dallas may also have some of them.
- K. R. Wood's Fathers Of Texas
- LJT's Festival #11 Live
- LJT's Festival #12 Live
- #13 Live from Meridian-LJT's Texas Music Festival
- The Texas Christmas Collection. There's also a track by B. W. Stevenson. A must-have.
- Urban Cowboy Soundtrack (Rusty doesn't sing on this, but there is an excellent cover version of Don't It Make You Wanna Dance? by Bonnie Raitt, plus some mighty fine country music by other artists as well.)
- Heart Of The Matter by Larry Joe Taylor. Rusty shares lead vocals with Larry Joe on one song (Robbin' Peter).
- The Early Years: Kerrville Folk Festival 1972-1981. A various artists 10-CD box set on which Rusty sings Cheryl Doreen. Read my review of this box set here.
- Texas - A Musical Celebration 150 Years . This is a live compilation CD. Rusty sings Don't It Make You Wanna Dance and Black-Eyed Susan. Some really terrific country music on this one.
- Voices of a Grateful Nation. A various artists CD of Texas music to show support for our troops. Rusty sings a song called Welcome Back.
That's the extent of my knowledge, folks. I hope I've helped you get just a little closer to getting your hands on these recordings. Rusty Wier was a truly talented but vastly under-appreciated artist, and his recordings are definitely worth searching out. Happy hunting!