Synopsis by Steve Blackburn
John Wayne wasn't particularly noted for his sensitive eloquence, but the cowpokes who gather at the Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, NV, show that a fellow can be both manly and poetic. This hour-long production by KUED public television in Utah documents the tenth annual gathering of Cowboy Poets in 1994. Sponsored by the Western Folklife Center, the three-day event depicted here includes performances by renowned poet Waddie Mitchell and the bands Riders in the Sky, Muzzy Braun & The Boys, and Sons of the San Joaquin, as well as turns by award-winning singers Don Edwards, Ian Tyson, and Michael Martin Murphy. The program was produced and directed by Alan Sacks.
cowboy, poetry, tradition