One of Kenn Lee's lesser known songs made an impression on us in the Western Folklife Center Archives recently. Kenn is a songwriter from Guffey, Colorado, and his song "Badger Basin" explores the issues of growth and water rights from a rancher's perspective.
Guffey sits in the South Park region, a historically significant area to the high country ranching communities of Colorado, and not far from a place that is known to fewer and fewer residents these days as Badger Basin. Kenn performed this original song at the 1995 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering here in Elko.
This Podcast was drawn from the Western Folklife Center's archival audio material of National Cowboy Poetry Gathering performances.