36th Gathering • 4m 5s
Brigid and Johnny entertain with a song first recorded in 1917. Brigid and Johnny perform "Tiger Rag" during the "Ranch Family Show" at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
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Brigid and Johnny Reedy
Brigid Reedy first entertained Elko crowds by yodeling at the Pioneer Saloon at the age of two. She has attended every Gathering since, and her appreciation of western music, poetry, and culture has only deepened along with her love of the performers and friends who have inspired her. A charismatic, accomplished singer and fiddler, her repertoire runs the gamut of the American West, from the most traditional cowboy tunes to original songs. Brigid also recites and writes poetry that reflects her experience as a young woman growing up in the contemporary rural West. She is joined by her younger brother, Johnny “Guitar” Reedy, who has transcended the role of sideman, becoming a full-fledged collaborator with a phenomenal gift for rhythm and extraordinary musical sensibilities. Johnny’s passion for music from around the world, combined with the Montana traditions he was steeped in, makes him an intriguing arranger and musical partner in this sibling duo.
"Tiger Rag" (music by Eddie Edwards, Nick LaRocca, Henry Ragas, Tony Sbarbaro + Larry Shields, words by Harry DaCosta, based on traditional)
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Elko Convention Center’s Laurena Moren Theater on Feb. 1, 2020.
Made possible by Home2 Suites by Hilton Elko 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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