Don sings Ian Tyson's ode to Will James. Will James was a Canadian-American artist and writer of the American West. Don Edwards, the ultimate songster and troubadour, accompanied by Rich O'Brien, performs this song during the 10th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Don Edwards was a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, well versed in cowboy lore and musical traditions, which gave tremendous depth to his performances. A member of the Cowboy Hall of Fame, Don celebrated over 55 years as a musician. He was influenced by a wide cross-section of American music and recorded numerous award-winning albums of original and traditional songs that express the realities and romance of cowboy life. Don was one of the great cowboy troubadours.
"Will James" words + music by Ian Tyson
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Elko Convention Center’s Laurena Moren Theater in Elko, NV, during the 10th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
Made possible 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.