If you think cowboy poetry is only for the cowpokes, guess again! Canada's Doris Daley has forged the way for women in cowboy poetry for the past several years. She has been an emcee and featured performer at every cowboy festival in Canada, as well as several in the United States. In 2004 she was named Best Female Cowboy Poet in North america by the Academy of Western Artists--the first time any Canadian, male or female, has won the cowboy poetry category. In 2007, 2008 and 2009 she was named one of the Top 5 Cowgirl Poets in North America by the Western Music Association. At the 2009 WMA Awards Show, Doris won top honors for Best Female Cowboy Poet and Best Cowboy Poetry CD. Doris' poetry is spellbinding!
A true wordsmith, she weaves tales and molds the language like few people could ever dream of doing, leaving her audiences breathless and wanting more. In Genoa, Doris will be appearing in the Mormon Station Stockade Main Tent on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning's Mother's Day concert. Buy your ticket to a Doris performance and saddle up for one of the most entertaining, engaging female poets in the cowboy poetry arena!
The second annual Genoa Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival is scheduled for May 5th through May 8th 2011, in Genoa, Nevada. The festival is a wonderful blend of setting, heritage and western culture and entertainment. In addition to the scheduled performers, you'll find craftsmen, artists, horsemen, cooks and folks who love to appreciate the West.
At this year's Genoa Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival, you'll find concerts you'll want to attend, dinners you'll want to eat, collectibles you'll want to own and some familiar names and faces of people you'll want to know. Nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada in beautiful Carson Valley, historic Genoa is the site of the first ranch in Nevada and still has working cattle ranches literally steps from town. From it's 19th century beginnings, cowboys and ranching families have shared work, words and music here. In 2010, this made the inaugural Genoa Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival a natural and 2011 should only be better!
The festival--made possible by the combined efforts of the Town of Genoa, the Carson Valley Arts Council and countless volunteers and supporters-is proud to welcome accomplished, well known poets and musical acts that are familiar faces in many cowboy poetry and music gatherings throughout the West.
Tickets for the 2011 festival and information about all of the festival offerings can be found by visiting www.cowboypoetrygenoa.com or calling the Town of Genoa at 775-782-8696 or the Carson Valley Arts Council at 775-782-8207.