Ian Tyson - Songs from the Gravel Road His voice remains as warm and rugged as a well-worn saddle. And his songs still resonate, although he’s singing about bronco riders, the canyons of New Mexico and his beloved “big Alberta sky.” That’s because Tyson, a real working cowboy, never hits a false note when singing about the western way of life. Although he’s rightly revered for his ’60s folk (Ian & Sylvia) and early country rock (Great Speckled Bird), Tyson is now making music that’s strong and true—and maybe better than anything he’s done to date.