39th Gathering Featured Artists

39th Gathering Featured Artists

Enjoy this collection of performances by the invited performers for the 39th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, January 29 - February 3, 2024.

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39th Gathering Featured Artists
  • Bet at the Bar

    Waddie explains why sometimes you just can't win. Waddie Mitchell performs "Bet at the Bar" during "The Real Deal" show from "The Wild Ride" 2022.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Waddie Mitchell
    Twin Bridges, NV

    Waddie Mitchell was immersed in the cowboy way of entertaining as a boy on the Nevada ranches whe...

  • Pierce the Blue

    The Quebe Sisters share a melancholy tune written by Grace and Sophia. The Quebe Sisters perform "Pierce the Blue" during "The Quebe Sisters" show at the 38th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    "This song has two parallel themes running through it. It’s about a difficult season of our lives we we...

  • The Night Ol' Flukie Foundered

    DW shares this funny saga of Ol' Flukie, who had a taste for "oysters." DW Groethe recites "The Night Ol' Flukie Foundered" during the "Laugh Kills Lonesome" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    DW Groethe
    Bainville, MT
    DW Groethe is the son of a son of pioneers....

  • Barbed Wire

    Margo sings for all of us who have fought barbed wire. Margo Cilker performs "Barbed Wire" during the "Wish Upon a Western Star" show at the 38th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST
    Margo Cilker
    Goldendale, WA
    Originally from California, singer-songwriter Margo Cilker has spent th...

  • June

    R.P. composes himself amidst the fracas as family foreman. Family togetherness, ranch style. R.P. performs "June" during the "I Just Wanna Be a Comic Cowboy" show at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    R.P. Smith
    Broken Bow, NE
    R.P. Smith is a fourth-generation rancher...

  • Some People Do

    Ned and his guitar get to the heart of the middle of nowhere. Ned LeDoux performs "Some People Do" during the "Chronicling the West" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Ned LeDoux
    Northeastern KS
    Ned LeDoux is a musician and the son of singer-songwriter and rod...

  • If You Were a Cowboy

    Jessie premieres a song about the merits of being with a cowboy. Jessie Veeder performs "If You Were a Cowboy" during the "Back in Elko Town" show at the 38th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Jessie Veeder
    Watford City, ND
    Jessie Veeder writes and sings about the Badlands of w...

  • My Home's In Montana + Cattle Call

    Trinity shares a medley of two familiar songs. Trinity Seely sings "My Home's In Montana" and "Cattle Call" during the "Cowboy Caffeine, Extra Strong" show at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Trinity Seely
    Ojai, CA
    Trinity Seely grew up in the heart of cow country in ...

  • Harley's Last Parade

    Floyd shares a tale of two brothers. Floyd Beard performs
    "Harley's Last Parade" during the "Highlights of the Open Mic" at the 38th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Floyd Beard
    Kim, CO
    Floyd Beard is a livestock producer who traces a ranching heritage back five generations o...

  • Ornery Old Woman

    Dave shares a tune about an older couple still in love. Dave Stamey performs "Ornery Old Woman" during the "Family, Friends + Community" show at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Dave Stamey
    Orange Cove, CA
    Dave Stamey has made it his life's work to celebrate the rural...

  • Mornin' After Yesterday

    Henry shares a short but sweet poem. Henry Real Bird recites "Mornin' After Yesterday" during the "Bull-Slingers, Braggarts & Blowhards" at the 38th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST
    Henry Real Bird
    Garryowen, MT
    Henry Real Bird, a member of the Apsáalooke (Crow) Nation, grew u...

  • You Used to Call Me

    Geno and the band have got your number with this zydeco number. Geno Delafose + French Rockin' Boogie perform "You Used to Call Me" during the "Western Jukebox" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST
    Geno Delafose + French Rockin' Boogie
    Eunice, LA
    Geno Delafose and...

  • 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...

  • Cow Country Code

    Deanna McCall remembers a time friends showed up to help a neighbor in need with her poem, "Cow Country Code," during the "Ranch Family Show" at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Deanna McCall
    Piñon, NM
    Deanna Dickinson McCall writes about the West with settings in b...

  • The Big Man (Veritas Atrox)

    Lara tells the history of a Spaniard who brought settlers into New Mexico via Mexico. Lara Manzanares performs "The Big Man (Veritas Atrox)" during the "Both Feet on the Ground" show during the 38th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST
    Lara Manzanares
    Tierra Amarilla, NM
    Lara Manza...

  • Where I'm From

    Annie reminisces about her connections to her past and present. Annie Mackenzie performs her poem "Where I'm From" during the "Big Skies" show at the "The Wild Ride" 2020.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

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

  • High in Wyoming (160 Horses)

    Forrest ain't scared of finding rhymes somewhere high in Wyoming. An American Forrest performs "High in Wyoming (160 Horses)" during the "Blazing Trails" show at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    An American Forrest
    Goldendale, WA
    Forrest VanTuyl paid for his songwrit...

  • 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...

  • Sins of Bucking Horses

    Matt shares a song about the irresistible draw of a hump-backed bronc. Matt Robertson performs "Sins of Bucking Horses" during his solo show as part of the 2022 Wild Ride.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Matt Robertson
    Okotoks, AB, Canada
    Raised in Wheatland, Wyoming, Matt Robertson currently resides in Sout...

  • Color of the Hide

    Gail does a ditty about the only thing that counts. Gail Steiger performs "Color of the Hide" during "The Sound of Horses" show at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Gail Steiger
    Prescott, AZ
    Gail Steiger is a songwriter, filmmaker and cowboy, and since 1995, foreman ...

  • 200 Tons To Go

    Wylie and crew keep it lean and mean with a working man's song about bucking bales. Wylie & the Wild West perform "200 Tons To Go" during the "Battle of the Bands" show at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Wylie Gustafson
    Conrad, MT
    Singer, songwriter, rancher, horsem...

  • Bruneau Canyon

    Brenn sings about springtime branding and how some things never change. Brenn Hill sings "Bruneau Canyon" during "The New Wave" show from "The Wild Ride" 2022.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Brenn Hill
    Hooper, UT
    Brenn Hill is a singer-songwriter who doesn't just sing about the West, he reveals his heart to...

  • Long Johns On

    Andy keeps it clean with this all-good song. Andy Hedges performs "Long Johns On" during the "The Western Trail" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Andy Hedges
    Lubbock, TX
    Andy Hedges is a songster, reciter, storyteller, guitarist, and collector of cowboy songs...

  • Roadrunner

    Olivia shares a tale of a magical journey in the desert. Olivia Romo recites "Roadrunner: the Chosen Prophet," during the "Gimme Open Roads + Fresh Air" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Olivia Romo
    Santa Fe, NM
    Olivia Romo is a farmer, poet and water rights ac...