Western Folklife Center Presents Joni Harms


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Western Folklife Center Presents Joni Harms
in Concert, Saturday, August 7

Elko, NV—The Western Folklife Center is pleased to present recording artist Joni Harms in concert, Saturday, August 7 in the Western Folklife Center's G Three Bar Theater. Joni is a long-time National Cowboy Poetry Gathering favorite and has been praised for her pure country voice since she signed her first record deal in the early 1990s.

"I personally can't live without Western music," says Harms, whose new album is Let's Put The Western Back In The Country (Wildcatter Records). "I like a lot of today's country music, but the truth of the matter is that I'm very serious about keeping the western side of country music alive...The majority of the songs include lyrics of the west, because I love to write about things I've experienced," she says. "Rodeo, cowboys and the ranch way of living shows through a lot in my music."

In 2003, Harms was named Female Vocalist of the Year and accepted the award for Song of the Year from the Western Music Association. She is also a multiple winner of Academy of Western Artists Awards, including the top honor of Entertainer of the Year for 2002, and she continues building audiences through appearances on the famed Grand Ole Opry and a recent stint at New York City's Carnegie Hall.

Joni Harms' concert at the Western Folklife Center begins at 7:00 pm. The doors open at 6:00 pm when the Pioneer Saloon will be open and serving cold drinks. Tickets for Joni Harms are $16; Western Folklife Center members, seniors and students are $14. Purchase tickets at the Western Folklife Center Gift Shop or by calling 775-738-7508 or toll-free at 888-880-5885.

Joni Harms' concert in Elko is supported by the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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.