Arts Council Presents: Wylie & the Wild West

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Arts Council Presents: Wylie and the Wild West

February 22, 7pm at the Shorecrest Performing Arts Center 

Join us for this night of fun, and feel good music as singer, songwriter, rancher, horseman, and the original, world-famous Yahoo!® yodeler, Wylie Gustafson leads the musical outfit known as The Wild West.

Wylie is a singing cowboy

The first incarnation of the group formed in 1989, getting its start on Ronnie Mack’s Barn Dance at the Palomino Club in North Hollywood. Since then, Wylie and The Wild West have played thousands of gigs, delighting audiences around the world with their unique brand of good-time cowboy music.

They’ve performed at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, The National Folk Festival, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, on A Prairie Home Companion, and have appeared more than 50 times on the Grand Ole Opry. Add to that an appearance by Wylie on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, with Wylie teaching Conan to yodel.

Wylie is a real life cowboy born into a 4th generation ranching family on the empty sprawl of Northern Montana. He celebrates his unique rural American perspective as a prolific singer/songwriter with 20 albums to his credit.

As Cowboys and Indians magazine puts it, “Wylie has established himself as the first giant of the new pantheon that will inherit, preserve, and enhance the Western music tradition from such current reigning luminaries as Don Edwards, Waddie Mitchell, Red Steagall, Ian Tyson and Michael Martin Murphey. He proves himself a distinctive and affecting singer as well as a highly adept songwriter, with one boot firmly in the stirrup of tradition and the other in the stirrup of respectful innovation, gently spurring cowboy and Western music toward its future.

If you were a part of the millions of viewers who watched the 2013 Superbowl commercial “God made a Farmer” you’ll see Wylie with his hard working family doing what they do every day to keep food on America’s tables. This ancient way of life remains the backbone of his art.

Tickets are $20/$15 adults/children (with discounts for seniors, students, and groups), and are available at BrownPaperTickets

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to nurture all of the arts in the community through programs and events, arts education, advocacy, and support for artists and arts organizations.


1 comments:

Anonymous,  January 23, 2014 at 11:07 AM  

This will be a FANTASTIC show! Wylie's music always gets us moving!

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