Bill shares an experience with hauling a sick cow. Bill Lowman recites "Cowboy and the Vet" during the "Wild Abandon" show at the 38th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sentinel Butte, ND
Bill Lowman, a multi-talented visual, literary, and performing artist, is a charter member of the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko and the founder/director of the long-running Dakota Cowboy Poetry Gathering, held annually in Medora, North Dakota. He and his family own and operate a ranch in the Badlands some 20 miles northeast of Sentinel Butte, where they are widely known for their love of and respect for the well-being of their livestock and pets. After a 10-year run with a weekly radio show, Bill is now a bi-monthly columnist in the Farm and Ranch Guide, where his main focus is to record, preserve, and enhance America’s cowboy culture. An inductee into the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame and a Local Legacy in the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, Bill’s most cherished accomplishment is continuing to improve the ranch.
"Cowboy and the Vet"
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Elko Convention Center’s Laurena Moren Theater on Feb. 1, 2023.
Made possible by Elko Convention + Visitors Authority 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.