For the second year we are inviting folks at the Elko Gathering to make a CD with us of memorable cowboy songs. You too can be part of an OK Choral singing along with Liz Masterson, R.W. Hampton, Dave Bourne, Andy Willkinson and Andy Hedges. We will record this Thursday session in the G3 Theater then go back to our cave and make the CD so we can deliver them to you on Saturday so you can sing-along on your long drive back home. So that’s the idea.
Behind the scenes I’ve been collecting songs from these wonderful performers. They all have to be original songs or public domain songs so we don’t get balled up in rights issues. Also, we can’t tax the audience too much with unfamiliar and complex songs. Next step is to make a slide show of the words to the songs which will be projected on a screen during the singing so we can all sound like we did this on purpose.
I believe there are still tickets available if you’ve always had that secret wish to be cowboy singing star. We are all getting very excited to see all of you in Elko next week.
Hal Cannon, Founding Director