Dale E. Page was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. While attending Oklahoma State University, he worked as a horseshoer, bull rider, stable manager, dude wrangler, and on the movie set of “The Cheyenne Social Club.” Page majored in English, but after graduation in 1970, worked as the farm and ranch reporter for the Amarillo Globe News. Combining his learned appreciation of poetry with his horseback experiences, he began writing cowboy poetry in the mid 1970’s. His performances include trail rides, charity events, private parties, church classes, cowboy church services, Friends of the Library, and the Indiana State Museum. In 2008, he was named Best Performer at the Oklahoma State University library's Cowboy Poetry and Songs event. That same year, he was a runner-up in the Lariat Laureate contest at the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry. Dale won First Place in the Rising Star Division, serious poet, at the 2010 Cowboy Poetry Rodeo in Montrose, CO.
Born with a cowboy soul, Susan grew up with a love for horses, cowboys, rodeos and all things Western. Susan began writing contemporary poetry and prose in 1995. Her passion for cowboy poetry was sparked in 2003 after attending the Monterey Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival. It burst into full flame shortly thereafter. Intrigued by pioneering women of the West, Susan has become a student of their writings.
If you like authentic Cowboy and old time Country music, then J Parson is the man. He grew up in Bakersfield, California and has worked in the ranching business for most of his life. At various times he has run cattle from the Carrizzo Plains to the Mojave Desert. He also raises quality ranch horses and has been involved in the farming business in the San Joaquin Valley. J splits his time now between his ranch in California and his farm in southeast Kansas.
Songwriter and actor Rick Pickren has shared the stage with George Strait, Merle Haggard, Alabama, The Judds, Dolly Parton, Rodney Crowell, and Jim Lauderdale. A descendant of Buffalo Bill Cody, Rick travels the plains performing his song and history program: “Songs Of The Singing Cowboys”. In 2009, his song “The Call” was nominated as Best Western Song by The Academy Of Western Artists. As an actor, he portrayed the role of Jim in the original Chicago stage production of Pump Boys & Dinettes. On the silver screen, he is featured in the films Major League, While You Were Sleeping, Soul Survivors and U.S. Marshals. Rick has guest starred on many TV shows including The Untouchables, ER and Early Edition.
Donnie has lived in Oklahoma his whole life and has never been far away from the cowboy influence. Accompanied by his two older brothers as well as his son and grandson, the group "Steeldust" was formed. A combination of traditional cowboy tunes mixed with more current and original songs gives Steeldust a blend that has been well accepted in the area. Whether they're singing around the campfire or on stage, they are always entertaining.
Steve Porter was raised in Simpsonville, SC. His passion for horses and the Western lifestyle has given him a love and appreciation for cowboy poetry. Steve began reciting cowboy poetry four years ago at Cowboy churches, youth rodeos, trail rides and anywhere one would lend an ear. Steve won first place in the Rising Star Division, reciter serious, at the 2010 National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo in Montrose, Colorado. Since Montrose, Steve has written several of his own poems. Steve released his first CD “Forgotten” in February 2011. The CD includes twelve classic poems and one of his own “My Flea Bitten Gray”. As posted at Cowboypoetry.com, Rick Huff in his “Best of the West Reviews” states that “Porter is an excellent and natural interpreter. He puts just the right flair on it…not so much drama you feel he needs to be restrained. Steve Porter is a fine example of what I feel is needed in cowboy poetry…folks whose delivery transports you. That’s the only way to really do the material justice”. Steve’s CD has been given airplay on western music and cowboy poetry shows from the Western United States, Canada and England. In 2011 Steve has been an invited poet at several gatherings in Idaho and Utah and looks forward to every opportunity to travel west where he can participate in cowboy poetry gatherings.
L.K. Potts is an award-winning singer-songwriter who calls Northern California home. Originally from Oregon, his songs reflect a love of the outdoors and are grounded in majestic landscapes of the West, where small town values, local stories and snapshots of American history and local lore provide a backdrop for his newly released first Western album, "Gone West." Clear lyrics, strong melodies, and professional production aim to tell a story and make a point. Combining the serious and humorous, his tunes speak of dogs, trains, hats, love lost and won, quirky frontier characters, outlaws, and epic tributes to courage and the individual American spirit. Driven by an ambition to share his songs with others, he likes nothing better than to settle into a house concert or special event and sing his heart out solo or with his musical pals, getting in some good laughs and spontaneous connections with his audiences. Writing, recording, and performing have become a full-time passion for this newcomer to Western music, and he hankers to bring more to the table and meet the people who make the life, poetry, and music of the West on their can't-miss list.
Prairie Moon began playing and performing together in the mid-1990's, when long-time friends Tim Callaway (acoustic guitar) and Will Sullivan (bass) joined up with Tim's brother, Ron Callaway (acoustic guitar) to play and sing cowboy music. Before long a third Callaway brother, Michael, became the fourth "Quarter-Moon", as he added harmonica and high harmony vocals to round out the group's sound with sweet, campfire melodies. All of Prairie Moon's CD's consist of a combination of classic cowboy songs, best of contemporary cowboy compositions, and songs written by the band members.
The Prairie Rose Rangers are the house band at the Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper near Wichita, Kansas. Members include Kim Coslett: guitar, Jolynn MacIntyre: fiddle, Kris Johnson: percussion, Jesse Friesen: guitar, resonator guitar & banjo, and Orin Friesen: bass fiddle. All of the Rangers sing. They have performed with such stars as Michael Martin Murphey, Rex Allen, Jr., Les Gilliam and Johnny Western. The Rangers perform cowboy music, from the old trail songs to songs fom the silver screen cowboy era or even modern day cowboy songs. And they like to have fun and spread that fun to their audiences.
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Western Heritage "Wrangler" Award Winner 2008.
Virtually raised on horseback, Gary Prescott, writes from the heart and from experience about the American Cowboy of the past and present. His songs take you down to the brush country of South Texas and through the mountains of New Mexico.
Multiple award winner Jean Prescott is widely known for her rich melodious voice and vivacious personality. This Texas born singer/songwriter uses her music to weave tales of the cowboy way of life that come from the heart and linger forever in your memory. WMA Award: 1997 Entertainer of the Year
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