36th Gathering

36th Gathering

Relive the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering with our expanding library of videos from 2020.

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36th Gathering
  • Any Given Spring

    Jake shares a "snapshot" poem of ranch life. Jake Riley recites "Any Given Spring" during "The Better Part of Living" show at the 36th National Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Jake Riley
    Riverdale, NE
    Jake Riley grew up, for the most part, in the Upper Arkansas Valley of the Colorado mountai...

  • Natural Remedy

    Jake recounts a story travelling with with two kids and playing Mr. Mom. Jake Riley recites "Natural Remedy" during the "Family, Friends + Community" show at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Jake Riley
    Riverdale, NE
    Jake Riley grew up, for the most part, in the Upper ...

  • My Home's In Montana + Cattle Call

    Trinity shares a medley of two familiar songs. Trinity Seely sings "My Home's In Montana" and "Cattle Call" during the "Cowboy Caffeine, Extra Strong" show at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Trinity Seely
    Ojai, CA
    Trinity Seely grew up in the heart of cow country in ...

  • Tiger Rag

    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.

    ABOUT THE ARTISTS

    Brigid and Johnny Reedy
    Whitehall, MT
    Brigid Reedy first entertained Elko crowds by yodeling at th...

  • Dancing in the Meadow

    Jessie and her father, Gene, sing a song from her childhood. Jessie Veeder sings "Dancing in the Meadow" during the "Ranch Family Show" at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Jessie Veeder
    Watford City, ND
    Jessie Veeder writes and sings songs about the badlands of wester...

  • Rose of Nowhere

    Forrest entertains with a love ballad. Forrest VanTuyl sings "Rose of Nowhere" during "The Ramblin' Boys" show during the 36th Natural Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Forrest VanTuyl
    Enterprise, OR
    Forrest VanTuyl paid for his songwriting and wandering addiction with all sorts of jobs...

  • Calabash Dance and Juba

    FEATURING: Dom Flemons, Pipp Gillette, Lloyd Wright.

    These three musician-historians join banjos and bones for this lively mix of tunes. Dom Flemons plays bones, while Pipp Gillette and Lloyd Wright play banjo of "Calabash Dance" and "Juba" during the Keynote Address at the 36th Gathering.

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  • He's A Lone Ranger

    Dom sings an ode to Bass Reeves, the first Black Deputy U.S. Marshall. Dom Flemons sings "He's a Lone Ranger" during the "Stay a Little Longer" show at the 36th Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Dom Flemons
    Silver Springs, MD
    Dom Flemons is an award-winning musician, singer-songwriter, and slam poet...

  • We Were the Vaqueros

    Cowgirl chanteuse Trinity sings about the California vaqueros. Trinity Seely performs, "We Were the Vaqueros" during the "Cowboy Caffeine, Extra Strong" show at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST
    Trinity Seely
    Ojai, CA
    Trinity Seely grew up in the heart of cow country in...

  • What Can't a Ranch Woman Do?

    FEATURING: Doris Daley, Carolyn Dufurrena, Patricia Frolander, Yvonne Hollenbeck, Carol Heuchan, Randi Johnson.

    Roles know no gender on the ranch when there’s work to be done. And ranch women conform to no stereotype. Join Doris Daley, Carolyn Dufurrena, Patricia Frolander, and newcomer Randi Jo...

  • Ranch Knowledge + Ingenuity

    FEATURING: Yvonne Hollenbeck, The Munsick Boys, Jonathan Odermann, Jack Sammon.

    Sit back and enjoy poetry and songs by those who make their living on the land. Yvonne Hollenbeck's wit and creative thinking will have you gasping for breath with laughter, Jonathan Odermann's poetry will take you...

  • Lacassine Special

    Geno plays "Lacassine Special" on his single-row diatonic button accordion, a Cajun tune that is about a man telling his woman that she needs to change her ugly ways if she wants to stay with him. This performance is from "Blues on the Range" at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT T...

  • The Brazos River Song

    Michael Stevens sings "The Brazos River Song," also known as "The Texas River Song," during the "Cowboy Classics" show at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in 2020.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Michael Stevens
    Alpine, TX
    Michael Stevens grew up on a farm near the little town of Newcowerstown, Ohio...

  • Highlights of the Open Mic

    FEATURING: Daniel Bybee, Janette Ferguson, Jack George, John & Joanne Lowell, Kara Nicola, Ava Nielson, Vic Ruggiero & Lauren Napier, Giselle Ruiz, George Ray Russell, Chris Ryden, Miss "V" The Gypsy Cowbelle, Denise Withnell.

    Every year poets, musicians, and storytellers overcome time, travel, ...

  • Home

    FEATURING: Maria Lisa Eastman, John Dofflemyer, Carolyn Dufurrena

    Three poets, who live on ranches in sparsely populated areas, read their poems about life, people, critters, and living in remote areas of the West. Sit back as they introduce you to their lives.

    From the 36th National Cowboy Poe...

  • Buckaroo Man

    Marinna loves to sing cowboy songs and she does it so well. Ranch kid Marinna Mori sings "Buckaroo Man" during the "Anchoring the Tradition" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Marinna Mori
    Tuscarora, NV
    Marinna Mori is an 10-year-old singer, guitarist, and poet...

  • Cowboy Classics

    FEATURING: Randy Rieman, Jay Snider, Michael Stevens.

    Fortify yourself with a healthy dose of tradition! Expert reciter, traveling horseman, and Montana legend Randy Rieman infuses vitality, inflection, and life into the cowboy poetry canon. Master poet Jay Snider shares his Oklahoma wisdom, ref...

  • A Cowboy Is All

    Proud big brother Ned, sings about his little brother Beau in this catchy tune from 2020. Ned LeDoux performs "A Cowboy Is All" during "Cowboy Caffeine, Extra Strong" at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Ned LeDoux
    Northeastern KS
    Ned LeDoux is a musician and the son o...

  • Tribute to Don Edwards

    FEATURING: Dom Flemons, Pipp Gillette, Andy Hedges, R.W. Hampton, Brenn Hill, Hot Club of Cowtown, Elana James, Waddie Mitchell, Joel Nelson, Lauren Padgett, Randy Rieman, Dave Stamey, Denise Withnell, Lloyd Wright.

    With more than 55 years of crooning, yipping, and picking under his belt, the l...

  • Rebel Rouser

    Yvonne Hollenbeck performs "Rebel Rouser" during the "I Just Wanna Be a Comic Cowboy" show at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. She takes us on a humorous vacation(?) riding a Yamaha motorcycle on the way to Sturgis. She paints colorful images of a cowboy turned biker and his wife.

    ABOU...

  • California Dreaming

    FEATURING: Mike Beck, Miko Marks, Dave Stamey.

    “They” may say that California isn’t country, but this trio of songwriters testifies to the country sensibilities found in those California vibes. Miko Marks’ soulful voice calls up country music’s roots and its branches. Beloved by the Oakland Bla...

  • Annie Laurie

    Denise Withnell, in a special tribute to Don Edwards, sings the romantic Scottish ballad, "Annie Laurie," during the "Tribute to Don Edwards" show at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Denise Withnell
    Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Denise Withnell is best known at ...

  • I Whispered Love

    Pat shares her poem about love and how we may express that love. Patricia Frolander shares "I Whispered Love" during the "What Can't A Ranch Woman Do" at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Patricia Frolander
    Sundance, WY
    Patricia Frolander, Wyoming's fifth Poet Laureat...

  • A Different Valley

    Maria Lisa reads her poem about one of the great ranching traditions–neighboring. Maria Lisa Eastman does "A Different Valley" during the "Home" show at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Maria Lisa Eastman
    Hyattville, WY

    Maria Lisa Eastman hails from the village of ...