From its headquarters in the historic Pioneer Building in downtown Elko, Nevada, the Western Folklife Center brings you Western Folklife TV! Known around the world for our flagship event, the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, we share decades of archival recordings and live entertainment rooted in life in the American West. Cowboy poetry, music, gearmaking, educational and thought-provoking programming—you'll find it here, with new content released every week!
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FEATURING: Maria Lisa Eastman, Dick Gibford, Dave Stamey.
Poets Dick Gibford and Maria Lisa Eastman join singer/songwriter Dave Stamey onstage to entertain and educate. They will take you on a journey through time and place on foot and horseback. Always remember to close the gate behind you.
FEATURING: Waddie Mitchell, Michael Martin Murphey + the Rio Grande Band, Corb Lund.
What happens when you combine a talented Texan, an accomplished Albertan and a novel Nevadan on stage? A stellar show you don't want to miss. Michael Martin Murphey + the Rio Grande Band's cosmic cowboy sound wi...
FEATURING: Chris Isaacs, Jake Riley, Kent Rollins, Sourdough Slim + Robert Armstrong.
No matter who you are, or what you do, chances are your favorite shows have one thing in common–laughter. Bring your insatiable hunger for a good joke and a slick story. The perfectly-seared comedy of Arizona'...
FEATURING: An American Forrest, Cat Clifford, Dylan Clough.
This is a show so full of musical grit, the grains will be stuck in your ears for weeks (metaphorically, of course). Forrest VanTuyl spends his summers with a pack string in Eastern Oregon and his winters unpacking poetic Western music ...
Featuring: Kristyn Harris, Hot Club of Cowtown, The Quebe Sisters
Rosin up the bow and watch the strings fly. These three female-fronted acts put the swing in western music. Kristyn Harris handles all the tricky syncopations with her guitar. Hot Club of Cowtown whizzes along with frontwoman Elan...
In Yvonne's years as a ranch wife, she has learned that helping hubby can be a chore. Yvonne Hollenbeck recites "Pulling the Caking Truck Blues" during the "Wild Abandon" show at the 38th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Yvonne Hollenbeck is a ...