Elko! A Cowboy's Gathering
Humans tend to label and categorize traits and styles. At the earliest stage when we decided to call it a 'Cowboy Poetry Gathering', we simply meant to give folks an idea of what we hoped to celebrate for one weekend in the middle of the winter, in the middle of nowhere, twenty years ago. We didn't know that a 'Cowboy Poetry Gathering' would be as much about music as poetry, but that became apparent as the genre found itself. Comedy, intelligence, emotions, politics, historical to contemporary stories, issues, nature, family and relationships all found they were welcomed. People who have attended Elko or any other cowboy poetry gathering around the country, have accepted this inherently. It's all part of it. "You can't explain it, you've got to be there." This is a comment that literally scores of people have told me they use when asked by the uninitiated why they would travel to hear cowboys spew poetic and play and sing the lost music of the West. "It's magic," "It's what I've been looking for my whole life without knowing it."  - Waddie Mitchell

Selections

    Disc 1
  •  Baxter on Elko - Baxter Black Listen .mp3
  • Ay Ay Ay - Rich and Valerie O'Brien Listen .mp3
  • The Elevator Scale - Rodney Nelson Listen .mp3
  • Powder River, Let 'Er Buck- Skip Gorman & the Waddie Pals
  • International Glenn (Whatever that is?) - Glenn Ohrlin
  • The Drover Road to Amulree - David Wilkie & Denise Withnell
  • The Hooves of the Horses - Randy Rieman
  • Ragtime Annie - Hot Club of Cowtown
  • Not Gone - Janine Haig
  • Angels Can Do No More - Andy Wilkinson
  • Doctor, Doctor - Jesse Smith
  • Geronimo's Men (45 Horses) - Jon Chandler with Butch Hause & Ernie Martinez
  • One Moment Please! - John C. Dofflemyer
  • Plains of St. Augustine - Jill Jones & the Lone Star Chorale
  • Bizarzyski - Mad Bard & Carpenter Savant of Manchester, Montana Feeds the FinickyBirds - Paul Zarzyski
  • Silver Spurs - Sons of the San Joaquin
  • Dream of Spotted Buffalo/ Night Song of the Crow - Henry Real Bird.
  • The Time it Never Rained - Lyn Messersmith
  • Roll on Owyhee - Brenn Hill with Gord Matthews & Gord Maxwell
  • Things of Intrinsic Worth - Wally McRae
  • Spanish is the Loving Tongue - Michael Martin Murphy & the The American Buckaroo Orchestra
2 CD Set....$25.00

 

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