A Cowboy Song for Elko

MaryMcCaslin72In 1998, Mary McCaslin treated Elko audiences to a new original song inspired by her time in 1997 at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Fellow singer and songwriter, Gary McMahan introduces her to the stage with a brief tribute in this recorded 1998 Gathering session.

Length: 6:13 ~ Listen or podcast from iTunes.

In 1987, folk singer, songwriter and newspaper columnist Mary McCaslin released an LP called "Prairie in the Sky" on Rounder Records: the LP soared in the charts, introducing a generation of listeners to the world of traditional American cowboy music and inspiring many others to record their songs about the West and its traditions.

This podcast and accompanying photograph were drawn from the Western Folklife Center's archival audio material.