Dick performs his paean to the animals who accompany him in cowboy life. Dick Gibford recites "Critters" during the "A Consternation of Critters" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
New Cuyama, CA
Dick Gibford was raised on a small cow outfit on the central coast and, at age 13, began starting two-year-old colts for his dad. Upon graduation from high school in 1968, Dick left for Tuscarora, Nevada, where he rode for Willis Packer as a “rep” on the 25 wagon. He has been influenced in every facet of his life by that first experience as a “sagebrush buckaroo.” These days, he cowboys out of an isolated cow camp for the Walking R Ranch in Maricopa, California. He also makes slickfork saddles, braids rawhide, paints, and starts an occasional colt. In 2013, he released Trail Dust, a limited-edition, hand-bound book of poetry and real life stories about Dick’s packing experiences.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Elko Convention Center's Laurena Moren Theater on Feb. 1, 2019.
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