I Hear America Singing - Salado Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering

Apr 27, 2021

On I Hear America Singing this weekend, we have special guests Sharon Douglas and Freddie Fuller on board to tell us all about the First Salado Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering coming up May 6th through 9th.

The first modern Cowboy Poetry Gathering was held in Elko, Nevada in 1985. The following year, the first Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering was held on the campus of Sul Ross State University in Alpine. Since then, Gatherings have popped up all over the nation.

Salado Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering organizer Sharon Douglas, musician Freddie Fuller and I Hear America Singing host Ross Burns in the KWBU community room.

Sharon Douglas and a group of hard-working volunteers decided to start one of their own in historic downtown Salado. Sharon Douglas gives us the details on how it all came about.

Salado’s own Singing Cowboy Freddie Fuller gives us a sample of some of the music that you'll hear, while local Cowboy Poets Gary “JC” Penney from Lorena and Ol’ Jim Cathey from Marlin share samples of their award-winning poetry.

Tune in this weekend to find out all about this exciting new event that we hope becomes an annual event in Salado. The Gathering includes a variety of both free and paid events. For a complete schedule and a list of the performers, check out their web page. Heckfire, you can even take a Cowboy harmonica lesson from International Western Music Association’s Male Entertainer of the Year Gary Alegretto. He promises that you will learn four songs, what a deal!

Ross Burns with Freddie Fuller in the KWBU Studio.

It's all on this weeks I Hear America Singing.  Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 9pm on 103.3, Waco Public Radio, KWBU.