‘Legends, Lies and Legacies’ at August Cowboy Poetry Gathering

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Photo courtesy Ken Harms Julian “Westy” Oliver, a 10-year-old Colorado native who writes and performs original western poetry and plays a great Texas fiddle, will be the youth special guest at this year’s Pagosa Peak Cowboy Poetry Gathering. The gathering will be held Saturday, Aug. 15, at the PLPOA Clubhouse.
Photo courtesy Ken Harms
Julian “Westy” Oliver, a 10-year-old Colorado native who writes and performs original western poetry and plays a great Texas fiddle, will be the youth special guest at this year’s Pagosa Peak Cowboy Poetry Gathering. The gathering will be held Saturday, Aug. 15, at the PLPOA Clubhouse.

By Ken Harms
Special to The PREVIEW

Ken and Jan Harms are happy to announce they have received a grant to host the second annual Pagosa Peak Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Pagosa Springs.

The gathering will be held Saturday, Aug. 15, starting at 3 p.m. at the PLPOA Vista Clubhouse, located at 230 Port Ave. The doors will open at 2:30 p.m.

This year’s them is “Legends, Lies and Legacies” and will feature Vic Anderson, a Montana-born singing cowboy now living in Estes Park.

Anderson was named Western Music Association (WMA) yodeling champion two times. He is also a recognized, professional whistler who has worked with great western entertainers like Patsy Montana and Baxter Black.

Our special guest will be the very talented singer/songwriter Evelyn Roper, from Gunnison. Roper, who has been described as a “jalapeno and honey,” has been a driving force in Americana music in western Colorado for decades.

The special youth guest is 10-year-old Julian “Westy” Oliver, a Colorado native who writes and performs original western poetry and plays a great Texas fiddle.

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