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Cowboy Poetry Gathering 2014

November 7 and 8

Lil Bit

 

Stop by the Whitman Educational Center and experience some of the finest cowboy poets and musicians around. We are proud to present several excellent poets who will be doing a bit of traveling to get here. All are regular performers at the annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada. Vess Quinlan is a mainstay of cowboy poetry in Colorado and nationally. He has mentored many a poet along the way, and brings the special insight of a ranch-raised, life-long cowboy to his writing and reciting of original and classic poetry. Peggy Godfrey is coming from Moffat, Colorado where she keeps busy ranching, writing and working on introducing the world of cowboy poetry into the classroom. Poet Chris Isaacs is taking time out of his busy schedule presenting his special brand of poetry all around the country to come to Grand Junction and spend a couple of days reciting with us. Jerry Brooks from Sevier, Utah is also coming to share her wonderful renditions including many of our favorite classic poems.

 

We are proud to welcome back some of our new favorite performers from communities to the south of us. They include Slim McWilliams and Tim Krebs, both from Lewis, Colorado, Dennis Nazelrod from Cimarron, New Mexico and Megan Bell from Delta. Our local favorites will also be in great supply. Tom Sharpe will bring his hefty collection of memorized (sometimes) classic, contemporary and original poems for our enjoyment. Nona Carver will make the trip down from Mesa to share her special take on the humorous and the touching elements of ranch life. Award-winning musician Peggy Malone who entertains tirelessly throughout the community brings an energetic variety of entertainment to our stage. The ever-popular Al Albrethsen will join Peggy from time to time playing his amazing harmonica and will also be reciting some of his unique original poetry. Glade Park's Deb Bukala comes with a guitar and a voice that blend to tell wonderful stories about the rural way of living. Terry Nash has also promised to add his crowd-pleasing favorites to the mix.

 

Friday, November 7
1 pm Riding, Roping and Other Adventures
Dennis Nazelrod, Slim McWilliams, Tim Krebs
Host:
Jerry Brooks

2 pm True Stories and Tall Tales (You be the judge!)
Deb Bukala, Terry Nash, Peggy Malone,
Al Albrethsen
Host:
Chris Isaacs
3 pm Open Session
Host:
Terry Nash

4 pm Classics and Humor
Nona Carver, Peggy Godfrey, Tom Sharpe
Host:
Vess Quinlan

7 pm
Evening Performance
Tim Krebs, Jerry Brooks, Dennis Nazelrod,
Vess Quinlan, Peggy Malone
Host:
Nona Carver

Saturday, November 8
10 am Cattle and Other Critters
Terry Nash, Peggy Malone, Jerry Brooks,
Tim Krebs
Host:
Peggy Godfrey
11 am Ode to the Horse
Dennis Nazelrod, Chris Isaacs, Slim McWilliams, Vess Quinlan
Host:
Deb Bukala
Noon Life on the Home Place and
Home and on the Range
Terry Nash, Jerry Brooks, Nona Carver,
Al Albrethsen
Host:
Tim Krebs
1 pm Stories, Songs and Poems
Vess Quinlan, Deb Bukala, Peggy Godfrey,
Al Albrethsen
Host:
Peggy Malone
2 pm Good Rides, Wrecks and Narrow Escapes
Tom Sharpe, Nona Carver, Chris Isaacs,
Dennis Nazelrod
Host:
Slim McWilliams
3 pm Open Session
Host:
Slim McWilliams
4 pm By Request
Host:
Tom Sharpe
7 pm Evening performance
Terry Nash, Peggy Godfrey, Slim McWilliams,
Tom Sharpe, Deb Bukala
Host:
Chris Isaacs


Friday, November 7


Daytime programs

1 - 5 pm


Evening performance

7 - 9 pm




 

Saturday, November 8


Daytime programs

10 am - 5 pm


Evening performance

7 - 9 pm




 

Whitman Educational Center

4th and Ute

Downtown Grand Junction

 

 

Admission:

Daytime programs:

$1 suggested donation


Evening performances:

$5/person

 

 


 

 

Special thanks to Ed and Lois Gardner

for their support of the event.

Help us keep the art of cowboy poetry alive and well here in the Grand Valley!

 

 


 

 

Participating Performers

Al Albrethsen - Grand Junction

Megan Bell - Delta

 Jerry Brooks - Sevier, Utah

Deb Bukala - Glade Park

Nona Carver - Mesa

Peggy Godfrey - Moffat, Colorado

Chris Isaacs - Eagar, Arizona

Tim Krebs - Dove Creek

Peggy Malone - Fruita

Slim McWilliams - Lewis

Dennis Nazelrod - Cimarron, New Mexico

Terry Nash - Loma

Vess Quinlan - San Luis Valley, Colorado

Tom Sharpe - Loma

 

 

Many other wonderful performers

have promised to stop by to

take part in the fun!

 

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