2019 PERFORMERS
Brooksie recites poetry - mostly cowboy and western - for the sheer selfish pleasure of doing so.  At least, that's how it started. She likes to share stories, too.  Why does a retired underground coal miner recite cowboy poetry?  Horses, man.  Horses, history and life, under a great blue sky.
Award winning singer/songwriter/author, recognized as the “Voice of Colorado” throughout the country. Doris Daley, “He walks on stage and it is like pouring cream for a bunch of cats ... the audience is slurping up everything he gives them and if they were any happier, they’d be purring.
Boston Globe: "finest folk ballad singer America has produced since Joan Baez", ranch cook in Wyoming's Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Yellowstone Nat'l Park backcountry winter camp cook/guide. The enduring quality of traditional songs & her love for the West's high pains & mountains paint her music
Award-winning musicians who've been researching & performing the old tunes & historic ballads of the American West for more than 30 years; authorities on vintage Instruments & traditional playing styles; their carefully-crafted music has been used in TV, films & museums; both call CO home.
24 year old Texan, Kristyn loves all things western & western swing. She has garnered multiple accolades & even landed on the 2018 season of American Idol. She is characterized by her powerful vocals, swing rhythm guitar, yodeling &  songwriting that stems from her lifestyle with horses & cattle.
Multi award winning poet and fair dinkum Aussie horsewoman, Carol Heuchan is coming back – like a boomerang! ‘Have Poem – Will Travel,’ the wonder from Down Under will have your sides splitting and your heart bursting in the wink of her twinkling brown eyes.
Poet & cattleman’s wife living on a remote South Dakota ranch who writes about her everyday duties:  working cattle, putting up hay & feeding a crew.  Although her poetry is often humorous, her writing shows a more serious side when reflecting on the hardships experienced by her parents & ancestors
Poet Chuck Larsen grew up working livestock on a farm in South Dakota.  Chuck’s writing and unique style of performing have the ability to make you roll in the aisle with laughter or bring a sentimental tear to your eye, as you hear, see and become part of his cowboyin’ experiences.
Western poet, singer, songwriter & champion yodeler. One of the original founders of the Colorado Cowboy Gathering.  His songs, stories & poems embody what many believe to be the heart of the New West.  Ridden, wrangled & roped all over the West, all the while collecting reflections on cowboy ways
John lives in Gunnison, CO; made a living on horseback for 40 years leading pack strings into the Colorado wilderness.  He started writing & reciting poetry to entertain guests & wranglers at backcountry camp fires.  Has performed at numerous gatherings, guest ranches, radio & TV.  His 10th CCPG
California trio is all about NEW Western music. Performing songs that pay tribute to the men & women of the American West, the band features award winning songwriter, Mike Fleming, renowned lead guitarist, Raul Reynoso & the incredibly talented Dave Jackson on bass.
This multiple-award winning Texas cowgirl singer will have you tapping your toes & snapping your fingers to her original cowboy songs.  Jean’s rich alto voice sends the lore of the West straight to the listener’s heart with uplifting songs about the New & Old West
Dave Stamey has made it his life’s work to celebrate the rural American west. In the past two decades he has recorded eleven albums of original music, travelled literally hundreds of thousands of miles and performed thousands of shows doing just that. He lives in NE Tulare County, CA.
Pop Wagner has performed in 44 states & 15 countries at clubs, concerts, festivals, ranches, stockmen's gatherings & rodeos.  A top-notch fiddler, singer, songwriter, storyteller, square dance caller, humorist & trick roper.  He makes beautiful hand-woven mohair cinches & conducts cinch classes
Barry Ward’s songs come from his deep roots in the heart of rural America. As a 4th generation Kansas farmer and rancher, he writes and sings of the men and women whose lives are entwined with the seasons, the land & the will of God. He has won multiple awards.
Dick Warwick enjoys classic cowboy poetry and Australian bush poetry. His own writings mostly concern the land, lifestyles, challenges, anecdotes, stories, tall tales & people of the rural American West. He lives amid the hills on the "home place" in the Palouse Country of eastern Washington state.
1 Jerry Brooks
2 Jon Chandler
3 Connie Dover
4 Mark Gardner & Rex Rideout
5 Kristyn Harris

6 Carol Huechan
7 Yvonne Hollenbeck
8 Chuck Larsen
9 Gary McMahan
10 John Nelson

11 New West
12 Jean Prescott
13 Dave Stamey
14 Pop Wagner
15 Bary Ward

16 Dick Warwick