December 13, 2020:My 5th annual Conifer Christmas. will be hosted by the Venue Theatre from 3:00 to 4:00PM MST. For you folks back East that will be from 5:00 to 6:00PM EST. There were plans for doing multiple shows in the theatre but conditions have changed so it will be online now. Every dime of donations will go to the Venue Theatre, the Conifer Historical Society and the Mountain Resource Center. Then follow the link from there to my live performance. As always I will present some stories and songs of Christmas in the old West and some lesser known instruments. Just click on the link and you are in, no signup required. This will be the first of my Christmas shows that anyone can see anywhere. Fa la la la la! Conifer, Colorado.
The last live shows I did was with my friends in Tin Cup. We got in some shows for St. Patrick's Day just before everything shut down. While I have events reserved on my calendar through 2022, all my shows have been cancelled through June. I am on the board of the Colorado Cowboy Gathering and while our Summer show has been cancelled we are putting the show together for our main gathering in January of 2021 and contacting our performers. I am also a member of the International Western Music Association and am planning on being a part of their annual conference at Albuquerque in November. But for now no one knows how our lives and society are going to take form under this pandemic so things may change.
The only way any of us can get any music out to folks is online. It's been a steep learning curve for me but I've learned, I have been posting videos on Facebook and some live shows. You can find my FB page here. Rex's FB page
I've also been adding things to my Youtube channel. You can find that here. Rex's Youtube channel
I am eager to get out to perform for folks again but this will have to do until that happens.
Now Part of History
November 13, 14, 15, 1617, 2019: I was happy to join my friends at the 2019 International Western Music Association Annual Conference at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. My presentation of the legacy of Jack Thorp was well attended and was later put into print in Western Way Magazine.
December 1213 2019:My friend, Marianne Gibbs will joined me for the 4th annual Conifer Christmas. Allie Paige joined us for some Irish step dancing. Conifer, Colorado.
20152017:Charles Badger Clark published his 1st and 2nd books, Sun and Saddle Leather,1915 and Grass Grown Trails, 1917. It was pleasure to join my friends, Pegie Douglas and the Badger Sett Band as well as Greg Scott, author of "Cowboy Poetry: Classic Poems & Prose by Badger Clark". We recalled the life and times of Badger Clark in the years 2015 and 2017 at his home, The Badger Hole and other places in Custer State Park. South Dakota Historical Society Custer State Park, South Dakota.
September 23, 24, 2526, 2015: Mark and I performed for the 2015 Fur Trade Symposium at Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, La Junta, Colorado.
July 12, 2015: Mark and I performed for the Santa Fe Opera Company to wrap up their symposium of the Legacy of the Civil War with the New Mexico History Museum as part of the premier of Cold Mountain, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
January 11, 2015: I was honored to present two lectures on the music of the fur trade for the Tesoro Cultural Center's Historic Lecture Series. Morrison, Colorado.
August 2013: Mark and I were invited to perform at the New Mexico History Museum for its big Wild West Weekend. The Palace Press also released 100 copies of the limited edition of our Jack Thorp's Songs of the Cowboys. Santa Fe, NM.
September 2011: Mark and I had the pleasure of performing at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. We did shows and workshops over three days and got to explore the place I wanted to visit it since it opened.
July 2011: I had the pleasure of seeing the motion picture, "Cowboys & Aliens" in the theatre with my wife and sons. I also took in a couple more showings with my friends. Hey, how often am I likely to be on the big screen?
2008 Mark and I completed a nine-city tour of New Mexico to celebrate the centennial of the first book of cowboy songs ever printed, Songs of the Cowboys by Jack Thorp. This tour was generously sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council. True West Magazine awarded us "Best Musical Tour of the West" in their 2009 Best of the West issue.
2007 Tom, Don and I joined the Alpine Orchestra in concert in Leadville, Salida and Buena Vista for a grand celebration of Zebulon Pike's expedition.
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