September 2, 2017:Charles Badger Clark published his second book of poetry, Grass Grown Trails in 1917. As some of us gathered at Custer State Park in 2015 to celebrate Badger's first book, so we will again Labor Day weekend. I am pleased to join Pegie Douglas and the Badger Sett Band, Greg Scott, author of "Cowboy Poetry: Classic Poems & Prose by Badger Clark" and Kenn Pierson, producer of the film, "Mountain Thunder: A Ballad of Badger Clark." To celebrate the life and times of Badger Clark, we will meet at his home, The Badger Hole in Custer State Park to present songs and poems of the "Poet Lariat" of South Dakota. A viewing of "Mountain Thunder: A Ballad of Badger Clark" will be presented at the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center at 3:30. We will present another show of Badger's work at the Tatanka Barn Theatre at 7:00. South Dakota Historical Society Custer State Park, South Dakota.
September 1617, 2017: I'm looking forward to the 1830s Rendezvous at The Fort. There will be a fur trade encampment. I'll be playing the music of the fur trade both days. My friend John Carson will be honored for his work on preserving the fur trade and the old West as well as his presentations of his great ancestor, Kit Carson. None other than my friend Ron Kil will be the featured artist for this event. Waugh! 1830s Rendezvous Morrison, Colorado.
Now Part of History
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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