Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Alpine

by West Texas Weekly on March 4, 2009

The Gathering exists to preserve the oral tradition of the West through poetry, music and story telling. This event takes place in Alpine, Texas and encompasses many aspects of West Texas culture. Check out the official website.

Here’s some exclusive footage of Glenn Moreland and Washtub Jerry playing:

Chris Isaacs discusses the unique nature of our particular cowboy poetry festival here in Alpine, Texas. Check out his website here.

Biscuits O’ Bryan tells a tall tale. Here’s a link to his book.

Nessye Mae Roach of Fort Davis and Karen McGuire of Alpine discuss their involvement at the Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering

And Washtub Jerry and Glenn Moreland round out the show. Both of these fine fellows are local. Be sure to check out Glenn’s site here. He blacksmiths, runs a chuckwagon and can squeak a mighty fine tune of that fiddle. Also, check out Washtub Jerry’s site.

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Bob Kinford February 17, 2009 at 9:37 pm

In order to preserve the oral tradition of cowboy poetry and to help up and coming cowboy poets, the Texas Crossroads Cowboy Poetry Gathering is held on Feb. 27 and 28 at Van Horn, Texas. This gathering will be conducted as a cowboy entertainer talent show. Day performances will not begin until 11:30 am so performers can also participate at the open mic session in Alpine. The Friday night dinner show will be catered by Shana Roberts. For more information visit http://www.texascrossroadscowboypoetry.org

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admin February 18, 2009 at 2:06 am

I’ll be sure to put a whole link for the Texas Crossroads Cowboy Poetry Gathering. It sounds great.

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Mercer Black March 6, 2009 at 5:16 pm

That’s my Uncle Glenn! Thanks for covering this Andrew!

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admin March 6, 2009 at 5:31 pm

No problem. Get the word out about our talented locals!
You should bring Camp to the First Saturday Flea Market. Ruth and I will be there. Fort Davis has some awesome events coming up… Succulent Festival here I come!

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