Sunday, March 13, 2020

9:00-10:30 am

Songs of the Cowboys: The Roots and Origins of Old-Time Cowboy Music

Presenter: Andy Hedges
Facilitator: Rick Davis

Cowboy Songster Andy Hedges will perform old-time versions of cowboy songs and poems and discuss the musical and cultural influences behind this uniquely American art form. 

Andy Hedges’ vast and varied repertoire includes classic cowboy poetry recitations, obscure cowboy songs, dust bowl ballads, and blues. He also hosts a podcast, Cowboy Crossroads which features in-depth interviews with fellow musicians and poets. Andy has performed many times with folk legend Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and the duo’s performance at the 60th Newport Folk Festival was named one of the “10 Best Things We Saw” by Rolling Stone.

2:00-3:30 pm

Rock Your Storytelling

Presenter: Anne Rutherford
Facilitator: Dru Woods

Learn easy, fun ways to use songs in your stories. No instruments required! New and seasoned storytellers welcome.

Anne performs and leads workshops across the country. She is an active member of the local storytelling community through the Portland Storytellers Guild, and produces a monthly themed open mic. She is also active with the National Storytelling Network and colleagues across the country.