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Friday at the Gathering

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Click here to see more pictures of the 2009 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Look for audio interviews and radio stories go to A Time Travelers Dilemma.

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Hal Cannon with the banjo.

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Scotty Wilburn of Wylie and the Wild West band and his girlfriend Holly at the Pioneer Hotel in the Western Folklife Center.

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Swing dance lessons

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Dancing to Hot Club of Cowtown, a group based in Austin.

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January 31, 2009 at 4:35 pm

Thursday in Elko

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Portraits. I was photographing perfomances most of the day. Pulled these out here and there.

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Wally McRae Check out his new book “Stick Horses and Other Stories of Ranch Life”

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Rodney Nelson

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Paul Zarzyski

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Doris Daley

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Waddie Mitchell and his wife Lisa, backstage.

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January 31, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Wednesday with the Cowboys

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On Wednesday I accidentally formatted a CF card BEFORE downloading the images and spent most of the night waiting for softaware to retrieve those images. Yay Lexar Image Rescue software. The images were recovered. It looks like I was in the mood for mustaches when I made this quick edit.

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Bimbo Cheney

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Bill Lowman

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Waddie Mitchell

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Late night musical jam session at the Pioneer Hotel Saloon with musical professionals such as the Riders in the Sky

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Smiling Border Collie.

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January 29, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Tuesday in Elko

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“Adrian” who is 17,  and Megan look out the window before Adrian performs at the Owyhee combined school on Shoshone Paiute Duck Valley Indian reservation in Owyhee, Nevada.

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Backstage moments with the Quebe Sisters during the musical performance “A Ride With Bob: The Bob Wills Musical.” featuring such musical groups as Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel and the Quebe Sisters.

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Written by Jessica Brandi Lifland

January 29, 2009 at 1:53 am

Off to Elko

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Hello all. I have landed in Elko, Nevada for the 25th Annual National Cowoy Poetry Gathering. This is my 6th year photographing the Gathering and a special year since it is their Silver Anniversary. To view work of mine from previous years you can of course go to the Western Folklife Center’s home page or right to the official  Gathering page which is part of their site (link is also above.) To view some of images I made at previous Gatherings click here.

The internet connection here at the Center Hotel is a bit slow (slower than any of the connections I experienced while in Senegal.) but I’ll do my best to post some work.

First shot is just a taste of the Sierra Nevada winter wonderland from the ride out.

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January 28, 2009 at 10:16 am

Some Senegal Images

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The following is just a collection of images from my travels over the last 3 weeks. Special thanks to the NGO Tostan, to the Peace Corps volunteers  in Senegal (especially you Tenly and Nicole) and to the lovely people who live in the village of Saam Njaay.

Click here or on photo for slide show

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January 9, 2009 at 8:08 am

My last entry from Senegal

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I leave tonight. Its my birthday and what a great day it has been so far. This picture is sunrise on the delta in Joal shot a few days ago. More pics to come but they will be posted from the U.S. Happy new year everyone.

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January 2, 2009 at 9:56 am

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