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The 27th Annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering 2011, Elko Nevada

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National Cowboy Poetry Gathering 2011 images are posted.

Link to 2011 Gathering Archives

Link to 2011 folder of photographer’s 25 favorites

Link to 2011 images of artists by name

Link to 2011’s 155 candid images

Link to complete Gathering Archives from 2004 til present

Link to Cowboy Poetry Project

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It’s cowboy poetry time. To learn more go to www.westernfolklife.org

To see the Western Folklife Center Blog Click Here

Saturday at the Gathering:

Cowboy Poet and large animal veterinarian, Baxter Black waits backstage watching another act before being introduced to the audience before his show.

View from Backstage at the convention center auditorium during the Gathering on Saturday.

Chuck Milner and his family warm up backstage before performing on Saturday at the Gathering.

Scene of Elko at night during the Gathering.

Friday at the Gathering:

One of the youngest cowboy poets. Cora Woods, right, recites in a session with one of the most seasoned of cowboy poets, watching, left, Georgie Sicking.

The drummer for the Marshall Ford Swing band, backstage, warms up before their show.

Cowboy poet and musician Gary McMahan waits back stage as  he is introduced to the audience.

Geno Delafose watches from backstage before his band, Geno Delafose and the French Rockin’ Boogie out of Louisiana has their show.

Cowboy Poet Waddie Mitchell.

Cowboy Poet Brigit Reedy, center and Cowboy Poet Cora Woods, left, two of the youngest performers at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, do an impromptu jam session on Friday night. Johnny Reedy, 5, sits, right.

Johnny Reedy, 5, chimes in on his harmonica while his sister, Cowboy Poet Brigit Reedy and Cowboy Poet Cora Woods, two of the youngest performers at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, do an impromptu jam session on Friday night.

Cowboy Poet Cora Woods, left, dances with Cowboy Poet Brigit Reedy, right, two of the youngest performers at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering dance together to music performed by Marshall Ford Swing Band at a Friday evening swing dance party at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

Thursday at the Gathering:

Cowboy poet Sandy Seaton Sallee of Montana, backstage after a performance at the Western Folklife Center.

Special guests to the Cowboy Poetry Gathering are members of the Hungarian Herding Culture. During the Opening of the Exhibit on Herdsmen and Horsemen of the Hungarian Puszta at the Wiegand Gallery, they demonstrated Hungarian style saddle making and weaving with guests of the gallery.

A guest of the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering examines an example of Hungarian weaving. Special guests to the Cowboy Poetry Gathering are members of the Hungarian Herding Culture. During the Opening of the Exhibit on Herdsmen and Horsemen of the Hungarian Puszta at the Wiegand Gallery, they demonstrated Hungarian style saddle making and weaving with guests of the gallery.

Ed Littlefield, Jr, of the band Marley’s Ghost warms up on the electric steele guitar before a performace at the western Folklife Center.

Musician Muzzie Braun, left and musician and folklorist Hal Cannon, right, chat backstage before Hal introduces Muzzie during Thursday evening’s performance at the Gathering.

Backstage before a performance, cowboy poet and musician D.W. Groethe, left, and cowboy poet Jess Howard, right, warm up for the show called “Dakota Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

Wednesday at the Gathering:

Cowboy Poet Waddie Mitchell Works on finishing up a hat that he made for himself in hat making workshop under the instruction of Roy Jackson.

Teresa Jordan, writer and show host, right, waits for cowboy poet Glenn Ohrlin to exit the stage to congratulate him on a job well done, after an afternoon performance.

John Doran wipes the sweat from his brow while he teaches a workshop on dutch oven cooking.

John Doran teaches a workshop in dutch oven cooking. He lifts the lid of one of the dutch ovens to check on the progress of a cooking turkey.

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Written by Jessica Brandi Lifland

January 26, 2011 at 7:00 pm

7 Responses

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  1. Great Gathering images! You are my hero. :^)

    Good working with you.

    Charlie

    Charlie E

    January 30, 2011 at 8:26 pm

  2. GREAT photos, Jessica!

    Amy

    January 31, 2011 at 5:44 pm

  3. Really wonderful imagery Jessica. You got the “kids’ eye” these days, eh?

    Heather

    February 1, 2011 at 7:06 pm

  4. Your work Jessica as a documentarian is evolving eloquently. Keep on shootin’!

    larry turner

    February 1, 2011 at 10:03 pm

  5. Wonderful images.

    Betty Rodgers

    February 16, 2011 at 4:58 pm

  6. Great to see old friends photographed by a friend..good show.

    Terry Eiler

    March 20, 2011 at 5:11 pm

  7. 3/25
    Your Elko work is eloquent! I’m a landscape/nature shooter but your work with people is where its at!!

    Donald Trask

    March 25, 2011 at 7:13 pm


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