FEATURING: Marinna Mori, Jake Riley, Dave Stamey.
A full show of catchy refrains, snappy phrasings, and kindred feelings. The show opens with Dave's effortless performance, followed by Jake's spot-on delivery, and ends with Marinna's clear voice.
Hosted by Debbie Fant.
From the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
"If I Had a Horse"
"Ornery Old Woman"
"Buckskin Horse" (words & music by Dave Stamey)
"My Partner and Me"
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Marinna Mori is a singer, guitarist, and poet who lives and works on her family’s ranch near Tuscarora, Nevada. A fourth-generation rancher, Marinna brings her youthful perspective and personal experiences of ranch life to her original songs and performances. Music is a family affair, and Marinna learned to play guitar and sing from her grandfather. She has been performing at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering since she was eight years old. She was 11 when this show was filmed. She loves roping, branding, and working cows on horseback. She won the Junior Branding Champion title at the 2018 Carlin Bronco Bash in Carlin, Nevada.
Jake Riley grew up, for the most part, in the Upper Arkansas Valley of the Colorado mountains and graduated from high school in Buena Vista. He began roping and rodeoing as a kid, and was introduced to cowboy poetry as a young teenager. Jake has always loved rhyming, publishing some of his first cowboy poetry for a high school project. Ever since, poetry has been one of his passions, but only recently has he resumed finishing poems and sharing them with others. Much of Jake’s work involves first-hand ranch and rodeo experiences, often chronicling the contemporary "cowboy" who may not cowboy for a living but has ties to cowboy culture. He recently released an album of original poetry entitled Western Errors, which runs the gamut from cowboy wrecks to humor to philosophical observations and reflections on life.
Orange Cove, CA
Dave Stamey has made it his life's work to celebrate the rural American West. In the past two decades he has recorded 11 albums of original music, travelled literally hundreds of thousands of miles and performed thousands of shows doing just that. He lives in the farthest northeastern corner of Tulare County, and the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains begin just outside his back door.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Western Folklife Center’s G Three Bar Theater in Elko, NV, 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.