Tickets for Elko's 29th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering available soon
Published: August 31, 2012 11:14AM
Updated: August 31, 2012 11:14AM

The 29th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering will take place January 28 to February 2, 2013, in Elko, Nevada, and ticket sales for the Gathering begin on September 4 to members of the Western Folklife Center, the nonprofit organization that produces the event, and October 4 to the general public.

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The 29th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering will host butteri (cowboys from Italy) who have their own unique poetry, music, gear and traditional techniques. The butteri are from the Maremma region of Italy.

The 29th Gathering will present more than 50 poets, musicians and musical groups from the U.S., Canada and Italy, performing on seven stages at four different venues.

The line-up includes cowboy poets Baxter Black, Wally McRae, Paul Zarzyski, Waddie Mitchell, Yvonne Hollenbeck, Joel Nelson, Elizabeth Ebert and many others. Visit for full bios.

29th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Performers:

Adrian, Williams, CA
Baxter Black, Benson, AZ
Dave Bourne, Agoura Hills, CA
Cowboy Celtic, Turner Valley, AB, Canada
John Dofflemyer, Lemon Cove, CA
Carolyn Dufurrena, Winnemucca, NV
Elizabeth Ebert, Lemmon, SD
Don Edwards, Hico, TX
Ramblin' Jack Elliott ,Northern California
Dick Gibford, New Cuyama, CA
DW Groethe, Bainville, MT
Kristyn Harris, McKinney, TX
Andy Hedges, Lubbock, TX
Jessica Hedges, Burns, OR
Brenn Hill, Clinton, UT
Yvonne Hollenbeck, Clearfield, SD
Jess Howard, Wibaux, MT
Linda Hussa, Cedarville, CA
Chris Isaacs, Eagar, AZ
Kay Kelley Nowell, Alpine, TX
Ross Knox, Catheys Valley, CA
Bill Lowman, Sentinel Butte, ND
Corb Lund & the Hurtin' Albertans, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Mary McCaslin, Santa Cruz, CA
Gary McMahan with Ernie Martinez, Bellvue, CO
Wally McRae, Forsyth, MT
Waddie Mitchell, Twin Bridges, NV
Andy Nelson, Pinedale, WY
Joel Nelson, Alpine, TX
Rodney Nelson, Almont, ND
Glenn Ohrlin, Mountain View, AR
Ed Peekeekoot, Crofton, BC, Canada
The Quebe Sisters Band, Burleson, TX
Vess Quinlan, San Acacio, CO
Henry Real Bird, Garryowen, MT
Pat Richardson, Merced, CA
Randy Rieman, Dillon, MT
Tom Russell, Wimberley, TX
The Saddle Cats, Oakland, CA
Georgie Sicking, Kaycee, WY
Al Simmons, Anola, MB, Canada
Jesse Smith, Cora, WY
R.P. Smith, Broken Bow, NE
Sourdough Slim & Robert Armstrong, Paradise, CA
Dave Stamey, Orange Grove, CA
Gail Steiger, Prescott, AZ
Los Texmaniacs, San Antonio, TX
Keith Ward, Vilas, NC
Wylie & The Wild West, Conrad, MT
Paul Zarzyski, Great Falls, MT