Jim Ed Brown 2012
Helen Cornelius 2012 – 2013
Joni Harms! 2012
Zac Grooms and Band Unwound
Rod Erickson – Master Yodeler!
Van & Kathy Criddle
Barbara Nelson plays guitar and sings western swing music, which is: a cross-section of folk songs, traditional cowboy, big band swing, jazz, blues, and old standards. She has had 2 nominations by the WMA for western swing cd’s. Rick Huff, WMA music critic, has written that “the principle feature of the Nelson releases is her rich, big band style of singing, progressive jazz guitar and the general swing of the thing”.
Barbara and her husband Nels live on a ranch near Pendleton, Oregon, where they have raised kids, cattle, sheep, wheat and horses.
She has performed at Pendleton, “Cattle Barons” week-end, Ellensburg, “Spirit of the West”, Lewiston, “Lee Earl Gathering”, Albuquerque, Western Music Assoc. showcase, Elko, “National Cowboy Poetry Gathering” and other places.
A new cd “Crazy Western Swing” is in release in 20l2 with l6 songs of happy western swing music. This is the 6th album released by Barbara.
For more information contact: www.BarbaraNelsonMusic.com for the website or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shiloh started performing at our event in 2007. She lives near Moscow Idaho. Her first appearance was in the McDonald Talent show at the age of 8. She is now well known all over the Northwest and performs regularly at cowboy gatherings and fairs.
Shiloh has racked up about 200 performances including gatherings, fairs, festivals, benefits and nursing homes. Her many country influences are Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakam, Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette.
She will be doing a show for the kids this year in the Kids’ Corral! They will love her!
Bodie will be back with us again this year taking care of our stage in the Ranch & Home building (1) AND entertaining for us all! Bodie is an accomplished entertainer from Lewiston, ID and has been performing for folks for over 35 years now! He takes time out of his busy schedule with his radio shows and recording studio to help us out every year. He was just 14 when he got his first guitar and has always loved country and western music.
He loves to entertain for all kinds of venues especially the Cowboy Gatherings and Award Shows when he can find the time.
Coyote Joe – Joe Sartin
Joe is from Milton-Freewater, OR and will be performing for you on our day time stages with his western music. Joe was our Open Mic People’s Choice winner in 2009! You will also see him around the food wagon helping his wife Rhonda.