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2012 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Images

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Photographs from the 28th Annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada.

The 2012 archives are up: Click Here for the gallery of photographer’s top picks.

If you are looking for performance images of a particular poet or  musician from 2012, contact me, the photographer at

For more posts including one about a ravioli workshop at the Gathering called “The Whole Ravioli with Chef Luc Gerber” written by me on the Western Folklife Center’s Blog: Click Here.

Saturday, February 4th:

Mike Beck and the Bohemian Saints out back before a performance.

Friday February 3rd:

Cowboy Poets Wally McRae and Brigid Reedy backstage before a performance.

Friday night dance with Hot Club of Cow Town

Thursday February 2nd:

Cowboy Poet Waddie Mitchell recites a new poem after receiving the Nevada Heritage Award for 2012.

Dalton Chambers. 9 from Elko, Nevada waits for his father before heading to the children’s talent show.

Cowboy Poet and Musician Andy Hedges with his 5 month old daughter Maggie Rose.

After John Reedy asks, Cowboy Poet Glenn Ohrlin shows his guitar to the Reedy family. John Reedy, far left and Brigid Reedy, center are also performers and have performed at the Gathering

Wednesday February 1st:

Backstage with Michael Martin Murphy before his show.

Around a campfire with musicians Rod Taylor and Don Richmond and others.

Written by Jessica Brandi Lifland

February 2, 2012 at 6:57 pm

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