Long Johns On
Songs That Were Born Poems • 4m 22s
Andy keeps it clean with this all-good song. Andy Hedges performs "Long Johns On" during the "The Western Trail" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Andy Hedges is a songster, reciter, storyteller, guitarist, and collector of cowboy songs and poems. The son of an Italian schoolteacher and a rodeo cowboy-turned-preacher, Andy grew up in the small community of Tokio, Texas, where his family paid rent on an old farmhouse by looking after a few head of cattle. Andy’s repertoire includes classic cowboy poetry recitations, obscure cowboy songs, Dust Bowl ballads, and blues. He hosts a podcast, “Cowboy Crossroads,” which features in-depth interviews with fellow musicians and poets. Andy’s performance with Ramblin’ Jack Elliott at the 60th Newport Folk Festival was named one of the “10 Best Things We Saw” by Rolling Stone magazine.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Elko Convention Center's Laurena Moren Theater on Feb. 2, 2019.
Made possible by Newmont Mining Corporation 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.
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