Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Andy on Display at an Art Museum

Here is a picture from the display at the Nevada Museum of Art display showcasing the video "Grass" that I linked below. And on that giant screen is my sweet husband. :) The display looks really cool - you can see rest of the pictures of the exhibit here. I'm pretty sad I can't see it in person!!!

If you haven't watched the video, check it out here. It is well worth your time!

Monday, February 23, 2009


For those of you who are interested:

Andy was recently honored to be a part of a video project the Nevada Museum of Art was doing for an exhibit during the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering at Elko, NV, where Andy performed a few weeks ago. The video is of Andy and two other reciters (Joel Nelson and Jerry Brooks) reciting the introduction to a long poem called "Grass". The introduction is entitled "Anthem", and was written by a cowboy poet friend of Andy's named Buck Ramsey who passed away a few years ago. The video was filmed in Alpine, TX, and Nevada, and begins with Buck Ramsey's voice from a recording from 1993.

It happens to be one of my favorite poems. I think if you appreciate artistically done videography that you will enjoy it.

You can watch it online here.

Let us know what you think!

Sunday, February 22, 2009


A couple of weeks ago I was able to travel with Andy to one of his favorite cowboy gigs in Elko, NV. This is the largest gathering of it's kind with 10,000+ people. It was a lot of fun!!! Here are some pictures from the trip:

Because of ice and a crashed FedEx plane, we (Andy, Andy Wilkinson, and I) were delayed 13 hrs in Lubbock, of which we spent at least 6 in the airport. We were quite excited to arrive in Elko nearly 24 hrs later.
This is the Western Folklife Center in Elko, NV, where the gathering is held.
This is inside the Western Folklife Center - a real live, western bar. It seriously looked like it was out of the movies.
Here is the Stockman's Hotel & Casino, where a lot of goings on occur during the gathering. We however, did not stay here (unfortunately).
This is The Gillette Brothers (Pip Gillette and Guy Gillette), Andy, and Andy Wilkinson backstage.
Here are some friends we made: Andy Wilkinson, Phyllis & Guy Logsdon, and Andy. Guy is the world's premiere expert on Woody Guthrie, for all you Woody fans.
Inside the Western Folklife Center were several exhibits, including this quilt commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Elko gathering. It is composed of some of the brands of different artists who have been coming to the gathering over the years.
Even though Andy doesn't have a ranch, he has a brand. (Who would have known?) He was honored to be recognized on this quilt.
Andy is being interviewed about how he stumbled into performing at cowboy gatherings.
This is from one of Andy's performances that was in the format of a Q&A interview with songs.
Aren't these little ranch girls cute? They were so authentic, I just couldn't help but snap their picture.
This is Andy & Andy with a cowboy poet named Waddie Mitchell.
This is Andy with a good friend of his named Randy Rieman. Randy always reminds us to love Jesus!
And finally, this is Andy, Andy, and I enjoying a nice show by Mike Beck and his band at the Stray Dog.