Cowboy poetry and music on film

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Feature Films

The Legacy Lives On

Hear poetry and music from Gail Steiger and Amy Hale, poetry by Ray Fizgerald, and music from Dave Stamey and Mikki Daniel. Filmed by John and Erika Moore on location in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas.

$10 (1-year rental) — 1 hr 17 min

Keeping the Tradition Alive

Our first film showcases poetry from Joel Nelson and music by Dale Burson, R.W. Hampton, Randy Huston, and Rod Taylor, all working cattlemen filmed on ranches in West Texas and New Mexico. Between songs and poems, the participants talk directly with each other or with filmmakers John and Erika Moore about horse training, becoming cowboys, horse wrecks, finding water, and living a life outdoors. NOTE: All prior film ticket purchases have been upgraded to 1-year rentals ending Dec. 15, 2022.

$10 (1-year rental) — 1 hr 21 min

At the Gathering in Alpine

2022 Keynote Address: Vess Quinlan

Vess Quinlan is a fourth generation on both sides of his family to raise livestock on both the eastern and western slope of the Colorado Rockies. He began writing at age 11 when confined with polio in 1951. Filmed by John and Erika Moore, this keynote address at the 2022 Gathering is wrapped with music from Rod Taylor, and begins with footage from the chuckwagon campfire.

Free - 17 min.