The Yellowstone

Wallace McRae, photo by Kevin Martini-FullerTo inspire the songwriter within for our Yellowstone & Teton Songwriting Contest (see below), this episode of Ranch Rhymes features Wallace McRae reciting his poem, "The Yellowstone," recorded at McRae's eastern Montana ranch several years ago.

Length: 3:44 ~ Listen or Podcast from iTunes.


"The Yellowstone" is included in Wally's book, Cowboy Curmudgeon, available in our Gift Shop. 

Along with the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Museum of the Rockies, and Gibson Guitars, the Western Folklife Center sponsored a contest for the best new songs and other musical compositions inspired by the greater Yellowstone area. The contest ran from May 1 through July 31, 2007. 

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