Marinna does her riff on this cowboy love song, a standard in both oral and popular tradition. Marinna Mori performs "Red River Valley" during the "Anchoring the Tradition" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Marinna MoriI is a 12-year-old singer, guitarist and poet who lives and works on her family’s ranch near Tuscarora, Nevada. A fourth-generation rancher, Marinna brings her youthful perspective and personal experiences of ranch life to her original songs and performances. Music is a family affair, and Marinna learned to play guitar and sing from her grandfather. She has been performing at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering since she was eight years old. She loves roping, branding, and working cows on horseback. She won the Junior Branding Champion title at the 2018 Carlin Bronco Bash in Carlin, Nevada.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Western Folklife Center’s G Three Bar Theater in Elko, NV, on Jan. 28, 2019.
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