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
Watford City, ND
Jessie Veeder writes and sings songs about the badlands of western North Dakota, where she grew up on the family ranch. Blending western, rock, blues and heartfelt honest lyrics, Jessie sings about the buttes and creeks of her family's working cattle ranch and her experiences of the region's huge oil mining boom. Since 2010, Jessie, her husband, and their two daughters have worked alongside her father as the fourth-generation stewards of the Veeder Ranch. She performs with her father, Gene Veeder, and Mike Enrud.
"Dancing in the Meadow" (words + music by Michael Martin Murphey)
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.