in photos

Golden Cowboy Poetry Gathering wraps up on high note

Perennial event returns to delighted audiences, packed auditorium

Deborah Grigsby
dgrigsby@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 1/19/22

Lovers of the American West were treated to a hearty helping of cowboy poetry, storytelling and song as the Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering got underway after a two-year hiatus at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado.

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Username
Password
Log in

Don't have an ID?


Print subscribers

If you're a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one.

Non-subscribers

Click here to see your options for becoming a subscriber.

If you made a voluntary contribution in 2021-2022, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one at no additional charge. VIP Digital Access includes access to all websites and online content.


Our print publications are advertiser supported. For those wishing to access our content online, we have implemented a small charge so we may continue to provide our valued readers and community with unique, high quality local content. Thank you for supporting your local newspaper.
in photos

Golden Cowboy Poetry Gathering wraps up on high note

Perennial event returns to delighted audiences, packed auditorium

Posted

Lovers of the American West were treated to a hearty helping of cowboy poetry, storytelling and song as the Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering got underway after a two-year hiatus at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado.

Eight of the most prominent entertainers in the business gathered to reminisce and celebrate the life of the humble cowboy.

The event attracted poets and songwriters from as far away as Australia and Canada — as well as a packed house for each performance.

The Jan. 15-16 event included various workshops on everything from humor to songwriting to harmonica playing.

While the exact origins of cowboy poetry remain a point of discussion, most agree it dates back to the late 19th century cattle drives of the early West.

Long days and cool nights made life on the trail challenging.

Cowboys and ranchers gathered around an evening campfire to tell stories, sing songs and reflect on the day’s journey.

Established in 1986, the Colorado Cowboy Gathering was formed to celebrate cowboy life and culture. The performances rekindle life on the range as award-winning poets, singers, musicians, and yodelers recount the joys and hardships of the Old West.

Comments

Our Papers

Ad blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.

The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.