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Cowboy Poetry at ND Cowboy Hall of Fame, part of Medora’s Old Fashioned Cowboy Christmas!

Are you interested in experiencing local cowboy culture in a cozy Christmas setting? Come to the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. for a live presentation of cowboy poetry and music!

Staff Report

This year’s event will feature performances by Bill Lowman, Brent Voigt, Paula Wash, Jim Willson, Jarle Kvale, Glenda Kreiman, and Kay Forness.  Emcee will be Jonathan Odermann.

Bill Lowman is a local rancher who has shared his cowboy poetry and visual artwork at countless events including the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, NV. Bill is the founder of the Dakota Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Medora.

Brent Voigt works on a ranch southwest of Rhame, ND. He has been a professional entertainer for more than thirty years. His energetic performances “White-Lightning” and other classic songs continue to delight audiences time and again.

Paula Wash is a singer from Broadus, MT who wanted to be Patsy Cline when she grew up.  Though she has not matched all of Patsy’s achievements, her voice has certainly made her a local treasure.

Glenda Kreiman is a ranch wife and gospel Acapella singer from Lindsay, MT. She has performed at various events from Texas to Alaska, and has released two CD’s.

Jim Willson is a poet from Miles City, MT. Drawing on his past rodeo experiences and familiarity with ranch life, Jim is the genuine article, and his words can be very profound.

Yarle Kvale is a poet from Dunsieth ND. He has presented at many events across the U.S. including the National Cowboy poetry gathering in Elko, NV. He is the program director for KEYA Public Radio and helps promote cowboy poetry and music through his weekly radio show “Back at the Ranch”.

Kay Forness is an emerging poet from Morden, MB.  She draws inspiration from all things around her, and what she cannot express in words often finds its way on to a canvas.  Some of Kay’s work was featured in the 2018 Poet-Painter-Poet project.

This event has been made possible by the generous support of the Medora Chamber of Commerce, the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, and donations from event attendees.





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