Listening to a Storyteller playlist I created a while back on an early Arizona morning today (and knowing how much you all love a list) – I compiled a Dirty Dozen outlaw storytellers I’d like to invite around the camp-fire in the soon to be opened, freshly built Tonto’s rooftop bar in our Desert Dream enclave.


Here’s my Wild Bunch:

  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Tom Russell
  • John Prine
  • Robert Earl Keen
  • Bob Dylan
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Kris Kristofferson
  • Jerry Jeff Walker
  • Johnny Cash
  • Townes Van Zandt
  • Guy Clark
  • Billy the Kid (Joel that is)


Steaks on the BBQ, cold beers and fine red wine in the bar, coyotes howling, guitars playing, pianos pumping and stories humming.


What a night that would be.


Next week I’ll have to round up a list of favourite female storytellers to give the party some zing.


Tonight we ride.



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Kevin Roberts

Kevin Roberts is founder of Red Rose Consulting; business leader and educator; author and speaker; adviser on marketing, creative thinking and leadership.


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