Sam Platts and the Plainsmen sing an honest song about working hard on the land. They perform "Jackson's Hired Man" during "The Real Deal" show at the 2022 Wild Ride.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Sam Platts and the Plainsmen
Silver Star, MT
Sam Platts & the Plainsmen is an energetic Americana band that brings traditional country and western swing to modern audiences. Sam got his start in music on the windy plains of southern Wyoming, and today he and his wife, Lilly, call southwest Montana home. Sam’s songwriting is in the vein of “old” country music, and much of his inspiration comes from rural life. Sam fronts the group on vocals and archtop rhythm guitar, with Lilly Platts on fiddle, J Kane on upright bass, and Bill Dwyer on electric guitar. The group keeps a busy schedule and has had the honor of opening for acts like Asleep at the Wheel, Wayne Hancock, Corb Lund, and Dale Watson. The group released their full-length album, West Side, in December 2022.
"Jackson's Hired Man"
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Western Folklife Center’s G Three Bar Theater in Elko, NV, on Jan. 23, 2022.
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.