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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 7 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... 

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.





National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Programs
















This is page 7 of program information. 

Additional pages:


2010-2013 below

All years' index of participants

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



January  23-30, 2010

Cover art: Jim Harrison, Gainesville, Florida; www.meta-visual.com 

 Program Contents

Executive Director's Welcome, by Charlie Seemann


"Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition" by Bob Stone
"Zydeco Trail Ride: Creole Cowboys at Work and Play: by Nick Spitzer
"Many Ghosts in Mind" by Henry Real Bird

Additional gathering Information, Schedule, other Western Folklife Center Programs

Empty Saddles - Albert "Al" Herman Tietjen, Bess Lomax Hawes, Jim "Curly Musgrave

"Wild Words" by John Dofflemyer

Some invited participants may not have attended as scheduled, and others not listed in programs may have appeared;
see our list of performers for the most complete list

Special Guests from Florida and Louisiana

Billy Davis
Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie
Joanne Delafose
Darryl Guillory

Willie Johns
Calvin "Buddy" Mills
Doyle Rigdon
Carl Sharp
Iris Wall

2010 Performers:

Mike Beck
Baxter Black
Marty Blocker
Dave Bourne
Jerry Brooks

Bimbo Cheney
Cowboy Celtic
Doris Daley

Stephanie Davis
John Dofflemyer
Ray Doyle
Elizabeth Ebert
Don Edwards
Ramblin' Jack Elliot
Richard Elloyan
Leon Flick
Dennis Gaines
Dick Gibford
Janice Gilbertson
D. W. Groethe
R.W. Hampton

Andy Hedges
Carol Heuchan
Brenn Hill
Yvonne Hollenbeck
Linda Hussa
Linda Kirkpatrick
Ross Knox
Corb Lund and the Hurtin' Albertans
Liz Masterson
Wallace McRae
Denise McRea
Lyn Messersmith
Waddie Mitchell
Jane Morton
Michael Martin Murphey
Andy Nelson
Joel Nelson
Rodney Nelson
Glenn Ohrlin
Mike Puhallo
Vess Quinlan
Henry Real Bird
John Reedy
Pat Richardson
Riders in the Sky
Randy Rieman
Bob Schild
Sandy Seaton
Georgie Sicking
Jay Snider
Sons of the San Joaquin
Dave Stamey
Red Steagall 
Gail Steiger
Milton Taylor
Diane Tribitt
Ian Tyson
Miss V The Gypsy Cowbelle
Dan Wheetman
Andy Wilkinson
Cora Wood
Wylie and the Wild West
Paul Zarzyski



This is page 7 of program information. 

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