Sourdough and Robert bring their special touch to this old "saw" of a tune. Sourdough Slim and Robert Armstrong perform "Ghost Riders in the Sky" during the "How the West Swung" show at the 33rd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in 2015.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Sourdough Slim & Robert Armstrong
Sourdough Slim and Robert Armstrong will put a smile on your face and set your toes a tappin'. These jolly troubadours of tradition perform their irresistibly upbeat renditions of cowboy songs, country blues and string band favorites on a wild array of period instruments including accordion, steel guitar, banjo, ukulele and musical saw. Rick Crowder—aka Sourdough Slim—spent much of his childhood on a family cattle ranch in the Sierra Nevada foothills, but his "true calling as a cowboy was not on the range, but rather, on the stage." Robert Armstrong has passionately played American string band music for over 40 years. He works as an illustrator, painter and cartoonist when not performing.
"Ghost Riders in the Sky" words + music by Stan Jones.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Elko Convention Center’s Laurena Moren Theater on Jan. 28, 2015.
Made possible by Blach Distributing Company 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.