The Best of the Bad Men was a group made of mostly family members. Members included Ron Sillito, Dennis Carney, Dennis Sillito, Elwood (Woody) Sillito, and Wade Sillito. They played a lot of rodeo dances through Saskatchewan and Alberta. The single “Buckskin and Leather” which was recorded back in 1975, is off of the CD “Pocket Full Of Dreams”. This single is about an ole cowboy, reminiscing about the past. It is told in such great detail that it is perfect for a storyline for a movie. Basically, the CD is following two cowboys drifting around Alberta trying to make a living. This song was written by Dennis Carney, from Red Deer, Alberta. This song also holds a special place in the hearts of each of these band members. For Dennis Carney, he wrote this song for his Grandfather, who was very ill at the time.
Hey Ron, I did get your message. I wish you the best on your surgery. I know that you are ready to get it out of the way. It is a shame the two dates conflict. I will pass on your message. Best of luck to you!