Ranch Rhymes presents cowboy poet John Doran's take on the making of a real cowboy.
What makes a person a real cowboy? Is it your job? Your clothes? Where you live, or your approach to life?
We'll be trying to answer these questions through poetry and song on our Ranch Rhymes podcast this summer. Here's cowboy poet John Doran's take on authenticity, a poem called "Are You a Real Cowboy?" recorded live at the 1997 Elko Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
This podcast was drawn from the Western Folklife Center's archival material.