Gary regales our audience with a tale of tomcat trouble in the barnyard. Gary McMahan performs "Tomcats" during the "Laugh Kills Lonesome" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Gary McMahan has made his living during the last 40 years on a horse, with a guitar, or both. He has ridden, wrangled, and roped all over the West, all the while collecting reflections on cowboy ways. Those reflections are the backbone of all his songs, stories, and poems. Gary is known for his award-winning songs, captivating stories, uproarious humor and national championship yodeling. His songs have been recorded by artists such as Garth Brooks, Ian Tyson, Chris LeDoux, Riders In The Sky, and Dave Stamey. He is joined by Ron Lynam (guitar, mandolin, dobro) and Julie Lynam (upright bass). Gary has played with Jon Chandler, Patty Clayton, Dakota Blonde, Tom Paxton and Reckless Abandon, as was featured in the 2016 documentary Everything in the Song is True.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Elko Convention Center's Laurena Moren Theater on Feb. 2, 2019.
Made possible by McMullen, McPhee & Company, LLC 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.