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Music for any event in the 19th Century.

Rex Rideout
Conifer, Colorado

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Coming Up

December 16, 2023: The 8th annual Christmas Mountain Home will be once again at the Venue Theatre, Saturday December 16 for two shows, one at 2:00 and one at 6:00. I will be joined again by multi instrumentalist, Norman Hughes and percussionist, Dennis Paige. I am delighted to say it will be a quartet, we will be joined by fiddler and harpist Marianne Gibbs who has graced our stage before. We continue in our quest to astonish you with songs and instruments you haven't seen before. Go to the Venue Theatre website for more information. As always, every penny of ticket sales goes to the non-profits in Conifer. There will also be a non-perishable food drive for the Mountain Resource Center. Conifer, Colorado.

Now Part of History

November 8, 9, 10, 11–12, 2023: It was good to see my friends at the 2023 International Western Music Association Annual Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico

June 9, 10–11, 2023: I returned to Sidney Gold Rush Days. They invited me back to present my songs of the Open Range Cowboy, the Civil War in the West and the western trails. Sidney, Nebraska.

September through November 2021: I was happy to be able to observe the bicentennial of the opening of the Santa Fe Trail in Old Franklin, Council Grove, Bent's Fort, Trinidad and Santa Fe and other locations. I was joined by Mark Lee Gardner for many of these events. Mainly west of the Mississippi.

2015–2017:Charles Badger Clark published his 1st and 2nd books, Sun and Saddle Leather,1915 and Grass Grown Trails, 1917. It was a 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, 25–26, 2015: Mark and I performed for the 2015 Fur Trade Symposium at Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, La Junta, Colorado.

July 1–2, 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.

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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