R.P. explains that some "ranchy" terms can easily be misunderstood. R.P. Smith recites "Jugs" during the "Wild Abandon" show at the 38th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Broken Bow, NE
R.P. Smith is a fourth-generation rancher from Broken Bow, Nebraska. In the ranching game, it never hurts to have a little side gig, and for over 30 years, humor and cowboy poetry have been a creative outlet for R.P. He greatly appreciates the opportunities to entertain that have allowed him to participate in events in 18 states and even a quick trip across the border to the north. R.P. continues to produce a weekly radio program, Homegrown, which airs on several stations across Nebraska and Texas and online. He is a lifelong student of the relationships between water, grass, sunshine, and livestock.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Elko Convention Center’s Laurena Moren Theater on Feb. 1, 2023.
Made possible by Elko Convention + Visitors Authority 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.