Colter sings a punchy tune about western life in his corner of the world. Colter Wall performs "Western Swing + Waltzes" during the "Bridging the 49th" show during the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Swift Current, SK, Canada
After two years of relentless touring, Colter Wall wanted to make an album about home. Drawing on the stories of Saskatchewan, Canada, the young songwriter's corner of the world take shape throughout his second album, "Songs of the Plains." Wall captures the spaciousness of the Canadian plains by relying on minimal production and his resonant baritone, which he's strengthened into a mighty instrument in its own right. It's a deep and knowing voice you wouldn't expect from a man who's not yet 28 years old. As a folksinger, Wall places equal importance on crafting songs as wall as carrying older songs into the present day.
"Western Swing + Waltzes"
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Elko Convention Center’s Laurena Moren Theater on Feb. 2, 2019.
Made possible by Barrick 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.