The Book is Here! GOOD MEDICINE!
I'm proud to announce that my first book of poetry is now available, Good Medicine: Read Two Poems and Call Me in the Morning. It's 211 pages, 95 original western-themed poems, and the artwork of over 30 western artists and photographers. "Honest, touching, and inspiring, with a healthy dose of quirkiness," says Carol Heuchan. Click on "THE STORE" and find out more. I can't wait to send you a copy. Good Medicine; it's good for what ails you!
Check out the latest song: The COVID-19 Blues
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I'm proud to be part of this three-day celebration of cowboy poetry and western music. Drive up out of the desert valley and join us in the hill country of Arizona for a cool, cool show.
Tune in at 7 pm MST for this fun radio interview on LA Talk Radio, or check out the live Facebook feed. Hosted by Tom Swearingen along with Bobbi and Jim Bell, Doris and I will be talking about writing. Cowboy poetry, western music, and some writing that's a horse of a different color. Tune in! Click on the "LA Talk Radio" link, you can watch the live video feed on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/latalkradio
I love this show! Come to Grand Encampment and enjoy this outdoor stage extravaganza. It's a campfire jam session Friday night, all day entertainment on Saturday, a Saturday evening headliner show (I'm performing at 7 pm with bassist extraordinaire Washtub Jerry), another campfire jam under the stars, and a Sunday morning pancake breakfast followed by Cowboy Church. See you there!
Come celebrate Canada Day under the summer Alberta skies! It's Diamond Music Fest, 9am-5pm on July 1. I'm proud to perform in my hometown celebration here in Black Diamond, prouder still to be performing as Black Diamond's newest Canadian citizen! It's a powerhouse line up, and it's free! Come sing, come dance, come eat, come celebrate. (I'm on stage at 1 pm, but stick around for a great afternoon full of music and merriment!)
Join me for an intimate song-circle evening. I'll be on stage with singer-songwriter Bretton Lee John and host Bob Chartier. Come be part of the fun. (No cover, just drop in!)
I excited to announce the release of my two brand new CD's, and I'm coming to Colorado to celebrate. Many new songs, and special guests Ernie Martinez, Kit Simon, and Doris Daley! Join the fun at the Olde Town Pickin' Parlor in Arvance, March 29 at 7 pm. $15 at the door, be sure to call and reserve your seat: 303-421-2304.
Come join us for a great evening of western entertainment. I'll be featured on-stage with cowboy poet Doris Daley. It's time to get out of the house and enjoy live western entertainment once again! See you there!
Come join the holiday fun, and support the Okotoks Food Bank. I'm proud to be part of this yearly benefit performance. Join the live show on the December 14 or 15, or stream the concert in the comfort of your own home. Either way, you're supporting a great cause.
It about darned time after all the virtual entertainment. It's a live in-person concert, with a potpourri of western performers! This is always one of the best cowboy poetry events of the year. And we're saving a seat for you. I can't wait. Lots of poetry, lots of music, and a lot of good old fashioned fun.
Ellensburg Cowboy Gathering, Ellensburg, Washington
It's my first chance to be a part of the "Spirit of the West" gathering in Ellensburg, Washington, and I'm excited. Come join the festivities. Three days of cowboy poetry and western music. This is gonna get Western, folks!
At the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th Street, Golden, CO
Even if it's not my home town anymore, it's still my "hometown" show! I can't wait. The Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering was my first gathering ever, and it's still my favorite. Come be a part of the celebration! Evening shows Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, plus a Sunday matinee. And daytime stages all day on Friday and Saturday. Don't miss it, guaranteed to put some zip in your giddy-up!
"Out Loud" Series, Sheep River Library, Turner Valley, Alberta
Have you always want to write a song? Well, here's your chance to give it a try. I'll be hosting a session about writing a song as part of the Sheep River Library "Out Loud" series. What a great library! Instead of "SHHHHH..." the Sheep River Library says, "Let's make a little noise; let's talk OUT LOUD." Come for the full day, first it's me hosting"Wanna Write a Song" at 9:30 am, then Doris Daley hosting "Wanna Write a Poem" at noon, and finally Bill Bunn hosting "Wanna Write a Story" at 2:30.
Free admission, but call to get a ticket (required)
Emandal Farm, 16500 Hearst Post Office Road, Willits, California
Come join the "Not-Just-Cowboy-Poetry" fun at Emandal Farm. Call ahead or check the website for the afternoon start time, http://emandal.com/. Come celebrate a glorious fall, on the lawn at Emandal. http://emandal.com/
Encampment Grand View Park, Encampment, Wyoming
I am so happy to be returning to Encampment, Wyoming for the Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering. I love this town! I'll be on the Saturday afternoon stage in the park. With luck, maybe I'll even make it to the Friday evening open mic (6:30 pm) and the campfire jam session (9:00 pm) on the night before, Friday July 19. This show is the best kept secret in Wyoming, but it's OK if you tell a lot of folks about it. I would if I were you. Info at: http://grandencampmentgathering.org/.
Free afternoon show, ticketed evening show
Gravity Expresso and Wine Bar, 909 10th Street SE, Calgary, Alberta
It's Stampede Week! Come celebrate a great old western tradition with a great new western-themed show. It's singer-songwriter night at Gravity Cafe, hosted by Bob Chartier. Along with Bob and myself, hear the western songwriting of Albertan Charlie Ewing and the great vocals of Charlie's daughter, songwriter Lonni Robley. Cowboy hat optional. Toe tapping not optional. Check it out: http://cafegravity.wpengine.com/events/
No cover (donations accepted)
Bar U Historic Ranch National Historic Site, Township Rd 17B and Township Rd 17A, Longview, Alberta
Come in the morning for cowboy coffee, but plan to stay on into the afternoon to enjoy an all-day stage of western entertainment. Western music, cowboy poetry, and the great outdoors...a great package in an iconic setting. The historic Bar U Ranch is just a short drive south of Longview, Alberta. It doesn't get any more western than this, friends. I'll be on stage around 1 pm, but come early, there's so much to see! Learn more at: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/ab/baru/activ/calendrier-calendar/5420fc3f-ce8c-413e-a911-cab204d48704
Nine Performance Stages, Water Valley, Water Valley, Alberta
This time, I'll be playing "west-clectic..." with a splash of Celtic. Performances all day long on nine different stages throughout the town. I'll be performing on the FAMI stage at 6:45 pm. It's root music. Celtic roots, that is. Maybe I'll even throw in the Celtic cello for a tune or two. See you there. Yes, wear some green. More info at http://www.watervalleycelticfestival.org/.
$ 25.00 (or at the door, $30,00)