Cat shares a song inspired by a feather he found in the Badlands. Cat Clifford sings "Feather in the Grass" during the "Blazing Trails" show at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Cat Clifford, born and reared on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe who grew up surrounded by inspiring artists, musicians, and rodeo cowboy legends. Cat has qualified five times for the Indian National Finals Rodeo, both in bareback and in bull riding. He began writing songs about rodeo and released the single "Outlaw Bucker" in 2011. In 2013, Cat appeared in the feature films, "Songs My Brothers Taught Me" and "The Rider", both directed by Chloe Zhao. His songs were included int the movie and in the closing credits. Most recently, Cat has opened the business "Flying High Leather", making custom rodeo chaps, horse tack, and other western leather products.
"Feather in the Grass"
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Western Folklife Center’s G Three Bar Theater in Elko, NV, on Jan. 30, 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.