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Healing the Warrior’s Heart: The Magic of Plan B, Part 2

Submitted by Taki Telonidis As I explained in last week’s blog post, we experienced a lot of snafus while filming Healing the Warrior’s Heart. Yet, almost every snafu was counterbalanced with an unexpected positive development. My second example involves the … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Healing a Soldier’s Heart

This is the third installment in a series of blog posts about the making of Healing the Warrior’s Heart, a public television special that presents a Native American perspective on the soldier’s experience, and explores the spiritual traditions that help … Continue reading

Healing the Warrior’s Heart: Turning Ancient Ceremonies Into Cutting Edge Therapy

This is the second installment in a series of blog posts about the making of  Healing the Warrior’s Heart, a public television special that presents a Native American perspective on both the soldier’s and the veteran’s experience. The program reveals … Continue reading

Healing the Warrior’s Heart: On the Road in Montana

The Western Folklife Center’s Media Producer Taki Telonidis and his production team recently returned from a 2-week shoot on the Blackfeet reservation in northern Montana for the documentary Healing the Warrior’s Heart, a public television special that presents a Native … Continue reading

Trail’s End Ranch Radio Show

By Robin Wignall The Trail’s End Ranch Radio Show is produced in the style of Prairie Home Companion and other radio shows of the old-style ilk. It is approachable for folks who are new to the cowboy poetry scene but … Continue reading

Young Guns

29th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Thursday, January 31, 2013 Last night’s “young” guns came to the G Three Bar Stage with guns blazing, each entertaining the crowd with sharp lyrics and an array of stories. Andy Hedges and Brenn Hill … Continue reading

A Changing West

29th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering January 31, 2013 Today’s session “A Changing West” presented great stories and songs by John Dofflemyer, Henry Real Bird and Gail Steiger. Each painting beautiful pictures of the West. Although lament for the western way … Continue reading

Beautiful Day in Elko

29th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Thursday, January 31, 2013 The rousing performances by the Quebe Sisters Band and Max Baca & Los Texmaniacs may have kept people up late last night, but as the city awoke in shuffles, smiles could … Continue reading

A Tribute to George Gund III

George Gund, III May 7, 1937 – January 15, 2013 By Hal Cannon, Western Folklife Center Founding Director George Gund III, friend and longtime supporter of the Western Folklife Center, passed away January 15 in Palm Springs, California, where he … Continue reading

Cooking Ravioli Cowboy-Style

Yesterday, at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Luc Gerber of Luciano’s restaurant in Elko taught about 15 men and women the secrets of ravioli-making from start to finish. The dough: flour flew as the group went about mixing and rolling … Continue reading

Barre Toelken is one of my great heroes.

By Hal Cannon, Western Folklife Center Founding Director Barre Toelken is one of my great heroes. It’s more than the fact that he’s an esteemed folklorist who younger folklorists look up to. It’s more than his wonderful books on folklore, … Continue reading

Interview with Mike Beck

Mike Beck regularly performs his solo show at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, and with his band at the Stray Dog in Elko. Tamara talks to him about singing ballads, training horses, and his connection to all the places he’s … Continue reading

Cowboy Confessional: An Interview with Poet Paul Zarzyski

Poet Paul Zarzyski’s unconventional style has no-doubt influenced the trajectory of cowboy poetry. Before his first performance at the Elko Cowboy Poetry Gathering in 1987, cowboy poetry rhymed. These days, poets are just as likely to write in free verse … Continue reading

Interview with Andy Wilkinson and Andy Hedges

Each year, the Western Folklife Center invites artists to the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.  Unfortunately for all of us, the Gathering is only a week long, hardly enough time to get to know all the artists.  Through this blog, we … Continue reading

Mining the Mother Lode

There are moments at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering that one never forgets. I had such a moment last night. I was backstage in the Convention Center Auditorium in the show called “This is My Home,” featuring Waddie Mitchell, Andy … Continue reading

Poet Henry Real Bird Rides the Last Stanza of His Trek Across Montana

After riding horseback for more than 390 miles over the past two weeks, our friend Henry Real Bird is one day’s ride from his final destination at the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation.  Henry is the Poet Laureate of Montana, and … Continue reading

Big Sky Birthday, July 24, 2010

In the second of our series of conversations with Montana Poet Laureate Henry Real Bird, Western Folklife Center Producer Taki Telonidis called to wish him Happy Birthday and found him in the town of Malta near the banks of the … Continue reading

Video Artistry in Elko

This is a special invitation for you to come and experience one of the most unusual programs at the Cowboy Poetry Gathering…the 2010 Deep West Videos.  These are short videos and slide shows made by ranchers and other folks living … Continue reading