A couple of years ago I was diagnosed with MS. Knowing that I've slowed down due to my disease, and turning 60 this year, I wanted to find a way to thank a lot of people using the gifts God has blessed me with. I decided to write a song about my days at Rawhide thanking John and Jan for my two years at the ranch…and their continued support over the past four decades. I had written and recorded a few songs and gotten to know some great musicians, so I sat down to put my appreciation to music. After a few months I was ready for my wife Gloria to drive me to the Rock Garden Studio in Appleton where four musicians were waiting to provide background as I recorded, "I'm a Rawhide Guy." I hope you enjoy it.
- David Claus