Mar 4, 2013

Glenn Ohrlin (The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering)

I just posted another video from Western Folklife Center's National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, held January 28-Feb 2, 2013 in Elko, Nevada.

This one is from Glenn Ohrlin, telling a story in words and song, about Shoestring Annie.

I didn't link to a page for Glenn at the end of this video, because I couldn't find a Glenn Ohrlin home page. Here's his bio, as printed in the program:

"Glenn Ohrlin was born in Minneapolis in 1926 and has been a cowboy virtually all of his life. Glenn was 14 when his family moved to California. At age 16 he left home to become a rodeo bronc rider in Nevada. He worked as a ranch hand and rode the rodeo circuit for a number of years. Today he ranches and runs a cow outfit in the Ozark hills near Mountain View, Arkansas. Glenn is best known as a collector and performer of cowboy songs, range ballads, stories and poems. Named a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow in 1985, Glenn has a mesmerizing style that is understated, powerful and hilarious."

Here's the video:


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