April's Fool

Bimbo Cheney, photo by Kevin Martini-FullerBetween working, performing, and recording a new collection of his poetry, Elko's own Walter "Bimbo" Cheney has been staying busy this year. We're happy to highlight one of Elko County's best in this episode of Ranch Rhymes, as he recites an original poem, "April's Fool."

Length: 5:48 ~ Listen or Podcast from iTunes.


Poet, philosopher and western storyteller, Bimbo Cheney has cowboyed in Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Oregon and Nevada. He began writing poetry as a means of passing the time in line camps and behind the bucking chutes at rodeos.

This Podcast was drawn from the Western Folklife Center's archival audio material.