Jul 26, 2024 • 7:30 PM

Riders in the Sky

Jul 26, 2024
7:30 PM
First United Methodist Church
302 E 2nd St, Casper, WY 82601
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Forty-seven years. It seemed to go by in a blur, pounding the road, seeing the world, raising babies and sending them to college, mowing lawns, romances, marriages, high school drama, endless airports, the nights at the Hollywood Bowl, the night at the Red Barn in Louisville dodging various barroom projectiles, frozen diesel lines, blast furnace desert heat, hours of practice, late nights and early mornings, and lots and lots and lots of laughter.

Forty-seven years ago. No laptops, no cellular phones, no Google, no downloads, no Skype, no tweets, no Apple, no Microsoft, no texting, no electric cars, no Uber. A different world. But there were four young men with drive and wit who wanted to keep a special music alive. They believed in preserving the heritage of western music and presenting it to a new generation. They believed in entertaining, and they did so… entertaining themselves as well as the audience! And they believed in creating original western music to continue the tradition, not just seal it in amber as a museum piece. What they did not realize at the time was that they would be doing the same thing 47 years later. Ranger Doug, Too Slim, Woody Paul and Joey the Cowpolka King… 47 years on, “The Cowboy Way.”

Co-Sponsored by KUYO and the Des & Carrie Bennion Family/The Bon Agency Insurance

Partial funding is from the Wyoming Community Foundation – Casper Area, and the Wyoming Arts Council through the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming State Legislature.