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Western US - February/March 2012

For more information:
Madeleine Remez x14/ Joshua Kohn x15

Few places in the world capture the imagination like the American West. From the range, ranch, reservation and roadhouse, from the valley of the Rio Grande to the Bitteroot Mountains, Don’t Fence Me In: Songs, Music and Poetry of the American West explores the region’s celebrated musical and oral culture. Cowboy songs and poetry, high plains yodeling, western swing fiddle and vocal harmonies, lively Tex-Mex polkas and rancheras, and Northern Plains pow-wow drum and song are performed by an assemblage of exceptional artists – all working cowboys and other authentic representatives of today’s western culture. Appearing several times throughout the performance in different musical roles and configurations that will surprise and delight audiences, these artists express the vitality, power and ever-evolving nature of tradition. 

Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Wylie &
The Wild West

cowboy songs &
High Plains yodeling

artist website

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North Bear
Photo by Skip Rowland

North Bear
Northern Plains
Pow-Wow drum & song

artist website

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Quebe Sisters

The Quebe Sisters Band

western swing &
Texas fiddling

artist website

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los texmaniacs

Los Texmaniacs
Tex-Mex conjunto

artist website

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Paul Zarzyski
Photo by Molly Morrow

Paul Zarzyski
rodeo poet

artist website

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PDF with Don't Fence Me In artist bios and additional tour information


Sat, Feb 18
Washington Center for the Performing Arts - Olympia, WA

Mon, Feb 20
Craterian Ginger Rogers Theatre - Medford, OR

Tues, Feb 21
Kate Buchanan Hall, Humboldt State Univ., CenterArts - Arcata, CA

Wed, Feb 22
Napa Valley Opera House - Napa, CA

Thurs, Feb 23
Bankhead Theatre, Livermore Perf. Arts Center - Livermore, CA

Fri, Feb 24
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts - Santa Rosa, CA

Sat, Feb 25
Mary Stuart Rogers Theater, Gallo Center for the Arts - Modesto, CA

Mon, Feb 27
Mandeville Auditorium, UC San Diego - San Diego, CA

Wed, Feb 29
University Center Ballroom, Cal State Univ., Monterey Bay - Seaside, CA

Thurs, Mar 1
Clark Center - Arroyo Grande, CA

Fri, Mar 2
Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA

Download the Don't Fence Me In Program Guide

Press Coverage of NCTA's Previous Tour Music from the Crooked Road

This exciting new tour is produced by
the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) and
presented in partnership with California Presenters, Inc.

California Presenters



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