As part of the Western Folklife Center's Pony Up! campaign, cowboy poets and musicians are pairing up with friends of the Folklife Center across the country to host a series of house concerts.
The Western Folklife Center is a non-profit 501c(3) organization. All donations go to support the mission of the Western Folklife Center. Contributions may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.
Your main task will be to commit to getting your friends and acquaintances out for an intimate evening of cowboy poetry or music. We encourage potluck, BYOB-style parties, since we anticipate 100% of the proceeds from the evening to directly benefit the Folklife Center. Read the "How To" primer on hosting a House Concert.
Listen to examples from a House Concert:
|Ron Kane and Hal Cannon perform
"Hittin' The Trail Tonite"
|Jerry Brooks recites Badger Clark classic,
"The Legend of Boastful Bill"
|Teresa Jordan recites a Linda Hussa poem,
"Homesteaders Poor & Dry"
Sample House Concert invitation:
All images this page by Taki Telonidis.