Dave defends his life-changing choice not to wear cowboy boots. Dave Stamey performs "Comfortable Shoes" during the "Laugh Kills Lonesome" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Orange Cove, CA
Dave Stamey has made it his life's work to celebrate the rural American West. In the past two decades he has recorded 11 albums of original music, travelled literally hundreds of thousands of miles and performed thousands of shows doing just that. He lives in the farthest northeastern corner of Tulare County, and the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains begin just outside his back door.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Elko Convention Center’s Laurena Moren Theater in Elko, NV, on Feb. 2, 2019.
Made possible by McMullen McPhee & Company, LLC and by the multitude of staff, artists, volunteers, and community members working behind the scenes to make this show happen.
Brought to you by the Western Folklife Center, using story and cultural expression to connect the American West to the world.