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
Forrest Van Tuyl songwriting and wandering addiction will all sorts of jobs, from tugboat deckhand in Seattle, to sheep dairyman in the Alps, lawn mower in New Mexico, to potato harvester operator in Nebraska, but when he got on a horse in Oregon's Wallowa Mountains, he never left. Forrest has been packing, starting colts and riding there for the last four years.His most recent album, "Ol ' Yonder," is a collection of original and traditional songs inspired by riding down a mountain in the dark, the camp cook's jokes, and the joys of riding a good horse in good country. When he's not on horseback, Forrest is playing shows on the West Coast, and trying to explain where Wallowa County is without explaining how to get there.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Elko Convention Center’s Laurena Moren Theater in Elko, NV, on Feb. 1, 2019.
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