Forrest does a goofy little love song he wrote. Forrest VanTuyl (An American Forrest) performs "Rawhide" during "The Rambling Boys" show at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
An American Forrest
Forrest VanTuyl paid for his songwriting and wandering addiction with all sorts of jobs, from tugboat deckhand in Seattle, to sheep dairyman in the Alps, lawn mower in New Mexico, to potato harvester operator in Nebraska. But when he got on a horse in Northeast Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains, he hasn't drifted much since. Forrest spends summers in the wilderness with a pack string, and winters touring throughout the West. His original and traditional songs are inspired by riding down a mountain in the dark, the camp cook’s jokes, good horses, good country, and learning to be a better man.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Elko Convention Center’s Laurena Moren Theater in Elko, NV, on Jan. 31, 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.