Jay gets into some classic vernacular while reciting his dad’s favorite classic cowboy poem. Jay Snider recites "The Bronco Twister's Prayer" by Bruce Kiskaddon during the "Cowboy Classics" show at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jay Snider was born and reared in southwest Oklahoma and calls Cyril, Oklahoma, home. Born to a ranching and rodeo family, his dad was a top roper and rodeo cowboy and his granddad was a brand inspector for the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. Jay rodeoed throughout most of his early years and now stays busy raising ranch horses and cattle, and team roping. Jay has appeared at many of the major poetry gatherings around the country including Elko, the Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering, the Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering and the Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering. His latest CD, The Old Tried and True, is a compilation of many of his favorite classic poems written by many of the great cowboy poets of the past.
“The Bronco Twister’s Prayer” poem by Bruce Kiskaddon.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Elko Convention Center’s Laurena Moren Theater in Elko, NV, on Jan. 30, 2020.
Made possible by the multitude of staff, artists, volunteers, and community members working behind the scenes to make this show happen.
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