Gail schools us with a moral lesson about moonshine and bovines. Gail Steiger recites "The Moonshine Steer" by his grandfather Gail I. Gardner during the "After a Night on a Cowboy Town" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Gail Steiger is a songwriter, filmmaker, and cowboy, and since 1995, foreman of the remote Spider Ranch in Yavapai County, Arizona. He has been playing guitar and writing songs for over 30 years and often recites works by his grandparents, Delia Gist Gardner and Gail I. Gardner. Gail also collaborates with his brother, Lew, on various film and multimedia projects, including the acclaimed documentary Ranch Album. He’s released two CDs, The Romance of Western Life in 1999, and A Matter of Believin’ in 2015. Gail is a member of the Western Folklife Center’s Board of Trustees.
“The Moonshine Steer” poem by Gail I. Gardner.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Western Folklife Center’s G Three Bar Theater in Elko, NV, on Feb. 1, 2019.
Made possible by TownePlace Suites Elko 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.