Dave Stamey to Perform at Western Folklife Center

For Immediate Release: July 18, 2008
Contact: Darcy Minter
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Dave Stamey to Perform at Western Folklife Center
16-Year-Old Adrian Will Open August 16 Show

Elko: Cowboy singer and musician Dave Stamey will perform at the Western Folklife Center’s G Three Bar Theater, Saturday, August 16, 2008. Buckaroo songwriter Adrian will open the show for Dave. The performance begins at 7:00 pm; doors and the Pioneer Saloon open at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $16; $12 for Western Folklife Center members, seniors, students and working cowboys. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or in advance at the Western Folklife Center Gift Shop or by calling 775-738-7508.

Dave Stamey is always a favorite entertainer at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering and at other gatherings around the West. He's been awarded the Male Performer of the Year by the Western Music Association and is a three-time nominee for Songwriter of the Year. He’s performed many times in Elko at the Poetry Gathering, as well as at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival and Michael Martin Murphy's WestFest. Dave lives in Nipomo, California, with his wife and partner Melissa, several horses, cats and dogs. For more information about Dave, visit www.davestamey.com.

Adrian awed audiences at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering for the first time this year with her strong voice and songs of the buckaroo life in Elko County. Adrian has lived and worked on ranches around the West but is particularly nostalgic about the time she spent in Elko County. Her first album was released earlier this year; the songs on Highway 80 are about working cowboys and real events. Adrian currently lives and works on a ranch in Northern California, where she spends her days working, starting colts and building gear in the saddle shop. For more information about Adrian, visit www.buckaroogirl.com.

CDs of both Dave Stamey and Adrian can be purchased at the Western Folklife Center Gift Shop, 501 Railroad Street, Elko, Nevada.

The mission of the Western Folklife Center is to enhance the vitality of American life through the experience, understanding, and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the American West.