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 Kitty Lee recorded "Tying A Knot In The Devil's Tail" in 1930. This is a cover of that version.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
The West Coast
Marley's Ghost is an eclectic aggregation composed of singer/multi-instrumentalists Jerry Fletcher, Ed Littlefield, Jr., Bob Nichols, Mike Phelan, Dan Wheetman, and Jon Wilcox. The band can sing and play anything with spot-on feel, from roots to rock, blues to bluegrass, gospel to stone country, which is what they’ve been doing–to the ongoing delight of a fervent cult that includes many of their fellow musicians–for over 35 years as a working unit.
More than three decades from the initial spark, Marley’s Ghost is playing together with the same passion, purpose, and chemistry that inspired them early on, continuing to explore and reinterpret. Their eclectic energy has resulted in a broad repertoire that has defied any ability to tag them to any one particular genre.
Filmed on location from the West Coast in 2020.
Made possible by Anna Ball and 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.