37th Gathering

37th Gathering

Performances and other videos from the Rodear Year, the first-ever virtual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in 2021.

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37th Gathering
  • Killa Killa Narafrader

    Gary Haleamau + Kāwili perform "Killa Killa Narafrader" on location during the 37th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering "Rodear Year."

    ABOUT THE ARTISTS

    Gary Haleamau & Kāwili
    Las Vegas, NV
    Gary Kawiliau Haleamau of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, began his musical career at age 12; first as a solo artist ...

  • Jubilant Calf

    Sean shares the celebration of birth. Sean Sexton recites his poem "Jubilant Calf" from his home church during the 37th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, "Rodear Year."

    ABOUT THE ARTIST
    Sean Sexton
    Vero Beach, FL
    Sean Sexton was born in Indian River County, Florida, and grew upon his family's Tr...

  • Rockjack

    An American Forrest takes us on a journey through the seasons. Forrest VanTuyl performs his song "Rockjack" from his barn during the 37th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering "Rodear Year."

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Forrest VanTuyl
    Enterprise, OR
    Forrest VanTuyl paid for his songwriting and wandering addict...

  • Sierry Petes (Tying Knots in the Devil's Tail)

    Marley's Ghost performs "Sierry Petes (Tying Knots in the Devil's Tail)" during the 37th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering "Rodear Year." Words by Gail I. Gardner & music written by Bill Simon. Originally a poem written in 1917. There are many versions of this poem/song. Powder River Jack and Kit...

  • The Shearer & the Darby Ram

    Ismay sings about the legendary Darby Ram and the shearer who was tasked with giving him a haircut. Ismay and Andrew Allen-Fahlander perform "The Shearer + the Darby Ram" during the 37th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering "Rodear Year."

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Ismay
    Petaluma, CA
    Melding the experience ...

  • Why Here, Then Gone?

    George mulls over mediations and musings brought up by abandoned homesteads. George Wallace recites "Why Here, Then Gone?" featured during the 37th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering "Rodear Year."

    ABOUT THE ARTIST
    George Wallace
    Fort Collins, CO
    George Wallace has farmed and ranched north of For...

  • Hedge Your Bets My Wild Domestic

    George's clear-eyed ode to his dear ranch dog begs the question, who brings who to heel? George Wallace recites "Hedge Your Bets My Wild Domestic" featured during the 37th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering "Rodear Year."

    ABOUT THE ARTIST
    George Wallace
    Fort Collins, CO
    George Wallace has farmed ...

  • At Home with Poet George Wallace

    From his own home, George reads two of his stirring poems about home and the feelings home evokes. George Wallace shares his "Homecoming" and "A Poem in My Eye" in this short film featured during the 37th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering "Rodear Year."

    ABOUT THE ARTIST
    George Wallace
    Fort Colli...

  • At Home With Poet Jonathan Odermann

    FEATURING: Jonathan Odermann, Penny the Hen.

    Jonathan Odermann's poems show off his Badlands home and humor, and his amiable pal, Penny the Hen. One of the original voices keeping the cowboy poetry tradition going, Jonathan Odermann recites a set of new material. Interspersed with scenes from h...

  • Let Nature Speak

    Annie reminds us of the power of listening. Annie Mackenzie performs "Let Nature Speak" during the 37th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering "Rodear Year."

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Annie Mackenzie
    Jordan Valley, OR
    While known as the family rambler, Annie Mackenzie has her roots planted firmly at the four...

  • Equus Caballus

    Wylie sets Joel Nelson's acclaimed poem to music, bringing new life to this equine ode. Wylie Gustafson performs "Equus Caballus" during the 37th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering "Rodear Year."

    ABOUT THE ARTISTS

    Wylie Gustafson
    Conrad, MT
    Singer, songwriter, rancher, horseman, and the original,...

  • K-Pop Dream Boy

    The Martin Sisters entreat their teen idol to propose by presenting grandma with cows-in-disguise. Dachuneeh and Tewakeedah Martin perform "K-Pop Dream Boy" during the 37th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering "Rodear Year."

    ABOUT THE ARTISTS

    The Martin Sisters
    Montezuma Creek, UT
    Sisters Tewakeed...