35th Gathering

35th Gathering

A collection of performances from the 35th Gathering.

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35th Gathering
  • If I Had Money

    Dave shares a story song about money and what it can do to you. Dave Stamey sings "If I Had Money" during the "Georgie, Pat, Jess, Elizabeth: Classic Poems and Tales" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST
    Dave Stamey
    Orange Cove, CA
    Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a ...

  • One Empty Cot in the Bunkhouse

    Brenn sings a familiar tune. Brenn Hill sings "One Empty Cot in the Bunkhouse" by Red Steagall during the "Georgie, Pat, Jess, and Elizabeth: Classic Poems + Tales" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Brenn Hill
    Hooper, UT
    For more than three decades, Brenn Hill ...

  • Rod's Wig

    Rodney's bald pate is the subject of this poem. Rodney Nelson recites "Rod's Wig" by Pat Richardson during the "Georgie, Pat, Jess, Elisabeth: Classic Poems and Tales" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Rodney Nelson
    Almont, ND
    Rodney Nelson and his wife, Teri, ...

  • Ode to Tofu

    Yvonne shares a stinker of a poem. Yvonne Hollenbeck recites "Ode to Tofu" by Elizabeth Ebert during the "Georgie, Pat, Jess, Elizabeth: Classic Poems and Tales" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Yvonne Hollenbeck
    Clearfield, SD
    Yvonne Hollenbeck is a South Dak...

  • Georgie, Pat, Jess, and Elizabeth: Classic Poems + Tales

    FEATURING: DW Groethe, Brenn Hill, Yvonne Hollenbeck, Rodney Nelson, Dave Stamey.

    Remembering Georgie Sicking, Pat Richardson, Jess Howard and Elizabeth Ebert through poetry, stories and song. Poets DW Groethe, Yvonne Hollenbeck + Rodney Nelson share the stage with singer/songwriters Brenn Hill ...

  • Bull-Slingers, Braggarts, & Blowhards

    FEATURING: Henry Real Bird, Rodney Nelson, Sourdough Slim.

    The title says it all! Good-natured jabs, artful nonsense, boasts so good you'd be a fool to not believe them... it may be winter, but the hot air emanating from this bunch will keep you toasty. Henry Real Bird delivers an entertaining r...

  • The Old Night Hawk

    Waddie relates the musings of a man charged with the string beneath the morning star. Waddie Mitchell recites "The Old Night Hawk" by Bruce Kiskaddon during "The Western Trail" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST
    Waddie Mitchell
    Twin Bridges, NV
    Waddie Mitchell w...

  • Someday Soon

    Shandee shapes a song that shaped her, with a captivating cover of an Ian Tyson composition, backed with harmonies by Rigby. Shandee Layne and Rigby Summer perform "Someday Soon" during the "Ian Tyson Tribute" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Shandee Layne
    Br...

  • Putting the Rodeo Try Into Cowboy Poetry

    Paul shares a poem written in memory of Buck Ramsey. Paul Zarzyski performs "Putting the Rodeo Try Into Cowboy Poetry" during the "Muses Don't Need No Stinkin' GPS" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Paul Zarzyski
    Great Falls, MT
    Paul Zarzyski, veteran of 33 con...

  • You Used to Call Me

    Geno and the band have got your number with this zydeco number. Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie perform "You Used to Call Me" during the "Western Jukebox" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST
    Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie
    Eunice, LA
    Geno Delafose and...

  • Roadrunner

    Olivia shares a tale of a magical journey in the desert. Olivia Romo recites "Roadrunner: the Chosen Prophet," during the "Gimme Open Roads + Fresh Air" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Olivia Romo
    Santa Fe, NM
    Olivia Romo is a farmer, poet and water rights ac...

  • Over the Top with a Rope Trick and a Yodel

    What do you get when you combine a flat loop, a squeezebox, and a yodel? Overworked Sourdough! Sourdough Slim shows off during the "Bull-Slingers, Braggarts, & Blowhards" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Sourdough Slim
    Paradise, CA
    A performance by Sourdough ...

  • Louis Riel Reel

    Jamie's fiddle comes alive with the bold spirit of this now-classic Métis tune. Jamie Fox & Philip Aaberg perform "Louis Riel Reel" during the "Bridging the 49th" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Jamie Fox
    Harlem, MT
    Jamie Fox is a fiddler of the Métis tradit...

  • Western Swing + Waltzes

    Colter sings a punchy tune about western life in his corner of the world. Colter Wall performs "Western Swing + Waltzes" during the "Bridging the 49th" show during the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Colter Wall
    Swift Current, SK, Canada
    After two years of relentless tou...

  • Rodeo Sweetheart

    DW tells us, "There's no way you'll stand a chance" with a girl who rodeos. DW Groethe sings "Rodeo Sweetheart" during the "Consternation of Critters" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    DW Groethe
    Bainville, MT
    DW Groethe is the son of a son of pioneers. He was ...

  • Gimme Open Roads & Fresh Air

    FEATURING: Tish Hinojosa, Carolyn Martin's Swing Band, Halladay + Rob Quist, Olivia Romo.

    This is a journey through the Great American West you won't want to miss! The tour bus is outfitted with a sassy and classy crew, fueled by a high octane mix of music and poetry, and headed to western place...

  • Sonnet - Sweetheart of the Rodeo

    Shadd shares a short take on love and rodeo. Shadd Piehl shares "Sonnet - Sweetheart of the Rodeo" during the "A Cavvy of Horse Poems + Songs" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    Shadd Piehl
    Mandan, ND
    A fourth-generation North Dakotan and third-generation rodeo cowboy, Shadd Pie...

  • Eagle Island Blues + Caribou Reel

    Jamie Fox & Philip Aaberg perform "Eagle Island Blues" + "Caribou Reel" during the "Bridging the 49th" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTISTS

    Jamie Fox
    Harlem, MT
    Jamie Fox is a fiddler of the Métis tradition, which grew out of a mixture of Celtic, French, and Nat...

  • In Old California

    Mike Beck sings a song written with Ian Tyson about Jo Mora's California. Mike Beck performs "In Old California" during the "Muses Don't Need No Stinkin' GPS" at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Mike Beck
    Monterey, CA
    Mike Beck is a professional musician and working c...

  • The Night Ol' Flukie Foundered

    DW shares this funny saga of Ol' Flukie, who had a taste for "oysters." DW Groethe recites "The Night Ol' Flukie Foundered" during the "Laugh Kills Lonesome" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    DW Groethe
    Bainville, MT
    DW Groethe is the son of a son of pioneers....

  • Aint Been Tamed Yet

    Forrest writes songs about riding and living in Northeast Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains. Forrest Van Tuyl performs "Ain't Been Tamed Yet" during "A Cavvy of Horse Poems + Songs" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Forrest Van Tuyl
    Enterprise, OR
    Forrest Van Tuyl so...

  • A Consternation of Critters

    FEATURING: Maria Lisa Eastman, Dick Gibford, DW Groethe, Brenn Hill, Joel Nelson.

    A cowboy's life is all about critters. Four-legged, six-legged, even eight-legged (for all your arachnophobes out there) and they're all out to get ya and show you who's really in charge. Ride along with us as poet...

  • The Western Trail

    FEATURING: Andy Hedges, Waddie Mitchell, Michael Martin Murphey.

    You know of the Ol' Chisholm Trail, but do you know of the younger, longer, parallel trail that was the backdrop for the epic "Lonesome Dove?" At the tailend of the cattle drive era, herds drove up The "Great" Western Trail from Te...

  • Blood, Sweat, and Steers

    Sage advice from our pard Waddie, "It ain't always smart to offer aid to situations you ain't made." Waddie Mitchell recites, "Blood, Sweat, and Steers" during the "Laugh Kills Lonesome" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Waddie Mitchell
    Twin Bridges, NV
    Waddie ...