Pipp shares a tune about a rodeo legend. Pipp Gillette performs "Myrtis" during the "Real Deal" show from the 2022 Wild Ride.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Pipp Gillette lives and works on the family ranch near Lovelady, Texas, where his grandfather started raising cattle and cotton in 1912. Pipp and his late brother, Guy, received the Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Original Western Composition and Outstanding Traditional Western Album (which Pipp also received himself a few years later). Drawing on a lifelong interest in western history and music, Pipp plays traditional cowboy music on guitar, banjo, harmonica, and bones.
"Myrtis" words by Waddie Mitchell + music by Pipp Gillette.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Western Folklife Center's G Three Bar Theater in Elko, NV, on Jan. 28, 2022.
Made possible by the NV Energy Foundation, Nevada Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Nevada Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities, 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.