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With special thanks to Archivist Steve Green of Western Folklife Center, we're pleased to present program covers, information and lists of invited performers for the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, held at Elko, Nevada each year since 1985. 

See the program information below. The actual programs include much additional information. 

This is page 6 of program information.  Page 1 is here.

We celebrated the 20th anniversary in 2004 with additional special features on separate pages:

The First Time....
recollections from the stage and the audience...send us your story about your first visit to Elko... 
 

Poetry
poems celebrating the Gathering
(separate page)

 

 


Western Folklife Center

Visit the Western Folklife Center web site for information about the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering and other Western Folklife Center programs and events,  membership information, and to participate in their on-line activities.

 

 

www.WesternFolklife.org

 


National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Programs

 

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2007


2008


2009

This is page 6 of program information. 

Additional pages:

1985-1989
1990-1993 

1994-1997
1998-2001
2002-2005
2006-2009 below
2010-2013


All years' index of participants

View complete program books at the Western Folklife Center web site here.

 


2006


January  28- February 4, 2006

 
Cover painting: from the collection of Charlie Seemann, by E. Castells Capurro (1913-1987) 

 Program Contents

Executive Director's Welcome, by Charlie Seemann

Essays and Gathering Highlights

   Cowboys of the Americas
      "Gauchos of the Pampas," by Charlie Seemann
      "The Voice of the Motherland," by Maria Rosa Olivera-Williams
      Profiles of Special Guests

   Fisher Poets
      "From Astoria, Oregon, to Elko, Nevada and Back" by Jon Broderick
      Profiles of Fisher Poets and Musicians

Benefits of Being a Western Folklife Center Member

Gathering Information

Schedule

Participants

Map

Educational Programs
  
School Programs
   Adult and Youth Workshops

Films

Exhibits
   Western Folklife Center
   Northeastern Nevada Museum

Silent Auction and Drawing

Deep West Activities

Western Folklife Center News
   Stakeholders and Members, Programs
   Activities Around Town
   New Website
   Gift Shop

Acknowledgements

Empty Saddles - J. B. Allen, Sean Blackburn, Chris LeDoux, Lon Minkler, Brian Morris, Joelle Smith

Poetry:
"A Better Job" by J. B. Allen 
"The Gaucho Martín Fierro," by José Hernández (excerpt)


Keynote Speaker: Paul Starrs, "Why We Write Poetry About Cowboys"


 

Featured Participants:

Mary Abbott, Arizona
Virginia Bennett, California
Baxter Black, Arizona
Renato Borghetti Band, Brazil
David Bourne, California
Jon Broderick, Oregon
Jerry Brooks, Utah
Gail T. Burton, Arizona 
Laurie Wagner Buyer, Colorado
Kip Calahan, New Mexico
Bob Campbell, Texas
Cowboy Celtic, Alberta
Raphael Cristy, New Mexico
Doris Daley, Alberta
Dave Densmore, Oregon
Robert Dougless, Texas
Carolyn Dufurrena, Nevada
Don Edwards, Texas
Tammy Dee Gislason, Alberta
Frank Gleeson, British Columbia
Andrew Hardin, Texas
Yvonne Hollenbeck, South Dakota
Hot Jazz Caravan, Texas
Jess Howard, North Dakota
Linda Hussa, California
Chuck Larsen, Wyoming
Wesley "Geno" Leech, Washington
Stetson Mangum, Utah
Joey and Sherry McKenzie, Texas
Wally McRae, Montana
Waddie Mitchell, Nevada
Michael Martin Murphey, Wisconsin
Curly Musgrave, California
Joel Nelson, Texas
Rodney Nelson, North Dakota
Glenn Ohrlin, Arkansas
Ray Owens, New Mexico
Jean Prescott, Texas
Quebe Sisters, Texas
Pat Richardson, California
Riders in the Sky, Tennessee
Randy Rieman, New Mexico
Tom Russell, Texas
Nevada Slim, Nevada
Sourdough Slim, California
Jesse Smith, Wyoming
Jay Snider, Oklahoma
Gail Steiger, Arizona
Colen Sweeten, Utah
Brooke Turner, Missouri
Ian Tyson, Alberta
John Van Amerongen, Washington
Dick Warwick, Washington
Wylie and the Wild West, Washington
Paul Zarzyski, Montana


2007


January  27- February 3, 2007



cover painting, "Jack's Ranch, Nevada" 1930 by LeConte Stewart (1891-1990)

 Program Contents

Executive Director's Welcome, by Charlie Seemann

Gathering information

Essays

"Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch" by John Dofflmyer
"Riders of the Future Range" by Richard Louv
"Stories" by Judy Blunt

Special Programs

"Cowboys of France: Gardians of the Carmarque" by Lorraine d'Entremont Rawls
Songs and Stories from Sheepherding
Cowboy Poet Bruce Kiskaddon

Schedule and autograph sessions

Participants

Other Gathering Activities

    Workshops
    Deep West
    Panel Discussions
    Youth Education Programs and Workshops
    Exhibits
    Films
    Silent Auction   
    Capriola Bit Drawing
    24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Western Folklife Center Gift Shop
Activities Around Town
Map
Year-Round at the Western Folklife Center
Join the Western Folklife Center
Support Programs You Value
Acknowledgements

Empty Saddles:  Alvin Josephy, Fin Bayles, Frank Hansen, Don Walser, and Ernie Fanning

Poetry:
"Back Home" by Bruce Kiskaddon
"The Gaucho Martín Fierro," by José Hernández (excerpt)


Keynote Speaker: Richard Louv,  "Riders of the Future Range"


 

Featured Participants:

Oscar Auker, Texas
Bar J Wranglers
, Wyoming
Baxter Black
, Arizona
Dave Bourne
, California
Jerry Brooks, Utah
Bimbo Cheney, Nevada
Ken Cook
, South Dakota
Doris Daley, Alberta
Stephanie Davis, Montana

John Dofflemyer, California
Don Edwards, Texas
Ramblin' Jack Elliott
, California
Trudy Fair
, Texas
Leon Flick
, Oregon
Dennis Gaines
, Texas

The Gimbles, Texas
Skip Gorman and Connie Dover
, New Hampshire/Missouri
DW Groethe, Montana
Alice Hancock, Oregon
Yvonne Hollenbeck, South Dakota
Linda Hussa, California
Jill Jones and the Lone Star Chorale
, Texas
Ross Knox
, Arizona
Stephen Lindsey
, Arizona
Lowell Long
, Missouri
Gary McMahan
, Colorado
Wally McRae
, Montana
Dawn and Michael Moon, New Mexico
Clark Morris
, Oregon
Michael Martin Murphey, Wisconsin
Joel Nelson, Texas
Rodney Nelson, North Dakota
Glenn Ohrlin, Arkansas
J. Parson, California
Bob Petermann, Montana
Lorraine d'Entremont Rawls, Oregon
Henry Real Bird
, Montana
Pat Richardson
, California
Randy Rieman, Montana
Ringling 5, Montana
Georgie Sicking, Wyoming

Dave Stamey, California
Rhonda Sedgwick Stearns
, Wyoming

Gail Steiger, Arizona
Colen Sweeten, Utah
Milton Taylor, New South Wales
Ian Tyson, Alberta
Jack Walther, Nevada
Wylie and the Wild West, Washington
Paul Zarzyski, Montana
 


2008


January  26- February 3, 2008

Cover photograph by David Burckhalter, "Vaquero in San Bernardo, Sonora, Mexico" 1995

 Program Contents

Executive Director's Welcome, by Charlie Seemann

Essays and Gathering Highlights

    "The Rugged, Beautiful World of the Sonoran Vaquero" by James S. Griffith, Ph.D
    "Mexican Corridos"
    Profiles of Special Guests
    "Peforming Identity: Vaqueros, Charros and Cowboys" by Norma Cantú, Ph.D

    Map of Elko

    2008 Performers

    Scholarship Programs

    Workshops

    Youth Education

    Panel Discussions

    Exhibits

    Films

    Experience the Deep West

    Activities Around Town

    Shop at the Silent Auction

    J.M. Capriola Commemorative Bit

    Western Folklife Center Gift Shop

    National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Turns Silver

    Year-Round at the Western Folklife Center

    Support the Western Folklife Center

    Acknowledgements

    Schedule insert

    Empty Saddles:  Barbara Hall, Tommy Morrell, Jack Shepard, Don King, Raydean Owens, Colen Sweeten

 

Poetry and Lyrics:
Corrido:
"El Moro de Cumpas"
"Ruby Mountains" by Jack Walther


Keynote Speaker: Dan Dagget, "Recowboyin' the West"


 

Special Guests:

Don Adalberto Cruz Alvarez (Don Beto Cruz),  Sonora
Jesús Manuel García
,  Sonora and Tucson
Pablo y su Ventarrón Norteňo
,  Elko
Ivan and Martha Aguirre, Sonora
Banda Orquesta Hemanos Rivera, Sonora
Gerardo Barca, Idaho
KUT, Kyrgyzstan

Featured Participants:

Oscar Auker, Texas
Baxter Black, Arizona

David Bourne, California
Adrian Brannan, Nevada
Jerry Brooks, Utah
Riata Brown, Nevada
Cow Bop
, California
Vince Crofts & Mindi Reid
, Wyoming
Rick "Sourdough Slim" Crowder
, Colorado
Doris Daley
, Alberta
Jay Dalton, Nevada
Stephanie Davis
, Montana

John Dofflemyer, California
Don Edwards, Texas
Juni Fisher
, Tennessee
Dick Gibford, California
The Gillette Brothers
, Texas
Sharon Glenn
, Washington
DW Groethe
, Montana

Jennifer Haig, Queensland
R. W. Hampton, New Mexico
Joni Harms, Oregon
Don Hedgpeth
, Texas
Brenn Hill
, Utah
Yvonne Hollenbeck, South Dakota
Linda Kirkpatrick, Texas
Echo Klaproth, Wyoming
Ross Knox, Arizona
Mike Logan
, Montana
Bill Lowman
, North Dakota
Ginny Mac
, Texas
Dylan Marchetti
, California
Rusty McCall
, New Mexico
Wally McRae
, Montana
Waddie Mitchell, Nevada
Clark Morris, Oregon
Andy Nelson
, Wyoming
Joel Nelson
, Texas
Rodney Nelson, North Dakota
New Frontier, Montana
Glenn Ohrlin, Arkansas
Bob Petermann, Montana
Quebe Sisters, Texas
Vess Quinlan
, Colorado
Henry Real Bird
, Montana
Pat Richardson, California
Randy Rieman, Montana
Kent Rollins, Oklahoma
Tom Russell, Texas
Bob Schild, Idaho
Sandy Seaton
, Montana
Georgie Sicking
, Wyoming

Jesse Smith, Wyoming
Sons and Brothers Band
, Colorado
Red Steagall, Texas

Milton Taylor, Queensland
Diane Tribitt, Minnesota
Ian Tyson
, Alberta
Jack Walther, Nevada
Wylie and the Wild West, Washington
Paul Zarzyski, Montana


2009

January  24-31, 2009

Cover art by William Matthews

 Program Contents

Executive Director's Welcome, by Charlie Seemann

"Capturing Creation: Poetry in Daily Life"
     prose and some poetry by Dick Gifford, Linda Hasselstrom, Glenn Ohrlin, Peggy Godfrey, Bill Lowman

"Cowboy Citizen Poet," by Kim Stafford

"Cowboy Poetry in 2009," by Hal Cannon

    Map of Elko

    2009 Performers

    Scholarship Programs

    Workshops

    Youth Education

    Panel Discussions

    Exhibits

    Films

    Empty Saddles:  Ruth Knudson, Frankie McWhorter, Clyde Halemaumau "Kindy" Sproad, Frank Wolking
 

Poetry:
 "Red Scarf," by Henry Real Bird
 


Keynote Speaker: Sandra Day O'Connor,  "Rural America—Gone But Not Forgotten"


Featured Participants:

Adrian, Williams, CA 
Oscar Auker, Tucson, AZ
Baxter Black, Benson, AZ                         
Dave Bourne, Agoura Hills, CA
Jerry Brooks, Sevier, UT
The Burson Family, Channing, TX
Jon Chandler, Denver, CO
Bimbo Cheney, Spring Creek, NV
Bob Christensen, Syracuse, UT              
E.T. Collingsworth, Postal, AZ
Cowboy Celtic, Alberta, Canada              
Doris Daley, Alberta, Canada
Jay Dalton, Clover Valley, NV                  
Duane Dickinson, Scobey, MT
John Dofflemyer, Lemon Cove, CA        
Connie Dover, Weston, MO
Carolyn Dufurrena, Denio, NV                
Elizabeth Ebert, Thunder Hawk, SD
Don Edwards, Hico, TX                             
Leon Flick, Plush, OR
Dick Gibford, Maricopa, CA                       
Janice Gilbertson, King City, CA
The Gillette Brothers, Crockett, TX           
Peggy Godfrey, Moffat, CO
Skip Gorman, Grafton, NH                        
DW Groethe, Bainville, MT
R.W. Hampton, Cimarron, NM
Linda Hasselstrom, Hermosa, SD
Andy Hedges, Lubbock, TX
Don Hedgpeth, Medina, TX
Yvonne Hollenbeck, Clearfield, SD        
Hot Club of Cowtown, Austin, TX
Jess Howard, Wibaux, MT                         
Yula Sue Hunting, Beryl, UT
Linda Hussa, Surprise Valley, CA                       
Chris Isaacs, Eagar, AZ
Teresa Jordan, Salt Lake City, UT           
Echo Klaproth, Shoshoni, WY
Ross Knox, Benson, AZ                            
Walt LaRue, Burbank, CA
Ray Lashley, Grand Junction, CO                       
Bill Lowman, Sentinel Butte, ND
Corb Lund, Alberta, Canada                     
Rusty McCall, Timberon, NM
Betty Lynn McCarthy, Buffalo, MO          
Buster McLaury, Buffalo, MO
Wallace McRae, Forsyth, MT                    
Lyn Messersmith, Alliance, NE
Waddie Mitchell, Jiggs, NV                                   
Clark Morris, Lakeview, OR
Michael Martin Murphey, Westbury, WI  
Joel Nelson, Alpine, TX
Rodney Nelson, Almont, ND                    
Kay Kelley Nowell, Alpine, TX
Glenn Ohrlin, Mountain View, AR                       
Gwen Petersen, Big Timber, MT
The Quebe Sisters Band, Burleson, TX 
Vess Quinlan, San Acacio, CO
Henry Real Bird, Garryowen, MT             
Duane Reece, Winkelman, AZ
Pat Richardson, Merced, CA                    
Riders in the Sky, Nashville, TN
Randy Rieman, Dillon, MT                                   
Tom Russell, Canutillo, TX
Chris "Sandman" Sand,  ND         
Bob Schild, Blackfoot, ID
Georgie Sicking, Kaycee, WY
Jesse Smith, Cora, WY
Sourdough Slim, Paradise, CA                
Sons of the San Joaquin, CA
Dave Stamey, Nipomo, CA
Gail Steiger, Prescott, AZ
Kent Stockton, Riverton, WY
Milton Taylor, New S Wales, Australia
Ian Tyson, Alberta, Canada
Jack Walther, Lamoille, NV
Bill Wood, Newell, SD
Wylie and the Wild West, Dusty, WA
Paul Zarzyski, Great Falls, MT
list furnished by the Western Folklife Center, 6/09

 


 

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