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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Whether you're new to cowboy poetry or a lifelong fan, these poems by the likes of Badger Clark, Frank Desprez, S. Omar Barker, Curley Fletcher, Gail Gardner, and Bruce Kiskaddon, are the bedrock of the cowboy poetry tradition. Every week, we search our archive for beautiful recitations of these ...
Join Hal Cannon on a winter time quest across the West to discover what makes cowboys sing. On the journey hear the songs and stories of: Stephanie Davis, Larry Schutte, Glenn Ohrlin, and Henry Real Bird.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Stephanie Davis is a fourth-generation...
What do you get when you combine a flat loop, a squeezebox, and a yodel? Overworked Sourdough! Sourdough Slim shows off during the "Bull-Slingers, Braggarts, & Blowhards" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
A performance by Sourdough ...