FEATURING: R.W. Hampton, Ned LeDoux, Trinity Seely.
What does it take to be a cowboy? These songsters will tell you. Pour a cup of coffee, sit back, and listen to these songs of strength. Get a nice buzz with cowpuncher entertainer R.W. Hampton, sagebrush storyteller Ned LeDoux, and cowgirl chanteuse Trinity Seely.
Hosted by Gail Steiger.
From the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
"Some People Do" (words + music by Mac McAnally, Ned Ledoux + Will Ledoux)
"Dance With Your Spurs On" (words + music by Ned LeDoux & Corb Lund)
"Cowboy Life" (words + music by Mac McAnally, Chris LeDoux + Ned LeDoux)
"Path of Broken Dreams" (words + music by Ned LeDoux)
"A Cowboy Is All" (words + music by Ned LeDoux)
"Western Skies" (words + music by Chris LeDoux)
"This Cowboy's Hat" (words + music by Jake Brooks)
"Low Maintenance Girl" (words + music by Trinity Seely}
"Montana Wind" (words + music by Trinity Seely)
"We Were the Vaqueros" (words + music by Trinity Seely)
"Winter Rolls Around" (words + music by Trinity Seely)
"My Home's In Montana" (traditional)
"Cattle Call" (words + music by Tex Owens)
"Nebraska" (words + music by Trinity Seely)
"Living Free" (words + music by Colter Hampton)
"The Coyote & The Cowboy" (words + music by Ian Tyson)
"Born To Be a Cowboy" (words + music by R.W. Hampton)
"Streets of Laredo" (words + music traditional)
"Laredo" (parody of "Streets of Laredo" by The Smothers Brothers)
"Amarillo by Morning" (words + music by Terry Stafford + Paul Fraser)
"How Great Thou Art" (words by Carl Boberg, music traditional)
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
R.W. Hampton has lived and worked on ranches throughout the West. Whether driving cows, shoeing horses, singing around the campfire, or leading horse rides in the high country, R.W. knew it was the life he was destined for. He performs traditional and original cowboy songs. He lives with his wife Lisa and their family on the Clearview Ranch at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains south of Cimarron, New Mexico. In 2011, R.W. was inducted into the Western Music Association’s Hall of Fame.
Ned LeDoux is a musician and the son of singer-songwriter and rodeo icon Chris LeDoux. He got his start as a drummer in his dad’s band, Western Underground, in 1998, and he knew from an early age that he no Plan “B”—he had to play music. When Chris passed away in 2005, Ned continued to tour with his father’s band and picked up the guitar and tried his hand at some of his dad’s songs. He has continued where his dad left off, finishing songs that Chris started and recording and performing. With Ned next in line, there is a new voice to carry on the LeDoux sound.
Trinity Seely grew up in the heart of cow country in the Chilcotin region of British Columbia. Inspired at an early age by this rugged sea of jackpine forests and grasslands, she learned to work hard from kitchen to corral on the family’s guest ranch. As a teen, Trinity moved to California to attend The Thacher School, and her love affair with the vaquero way was born. With humbling honesty and a honey-smooth voice, Trinity sings about loving cowboys and horses, and living “in the middle of nowhere.” She flourishes as a cowboy’s wife and mother to three buckaroos and a buckarette.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Elko Convention Center’s Laurena Moren Theater, on Feb. 1, 2020.
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.