Cowboy Up At Winter Camp
Posted by Bob Zadow (+76) 11 years ago
Miles City and the historic Olive Hotel will host the first gathering of cowboy poets, musicians and storytellers at COWBOY UP AT WINTER CAMP, to be headquartered at the hotel on January 20-21, 2012. Readings, music and workshops will be held in three separate areas of the Olive Hotel during the two day gathering. Festivities will begin at noon on Friday, January 21, with poet and humorist, Slim McNaught of Underwood, North Dakota performing at Miles Community College for the MCC Rodeo Club.

From 1:00 until 5:00 there will be an open microphone at the Olive Hotel for performers to share their arts in storytelling, poetry and music. The evening of the 20th, will provide a reunion of performers at an informal gathering and continued open microphone. This along with the afternoon's activities will allow the public to hear the performances and join in the music, storytelling and poetry. All performances at the Olive are free and open to the public. Slim McNaught will also perform at the Annual Chamber Banquet at the Town and Country Club.

On Saturday January 20, there will be a check-in and registration of performers and guests. Breakfast will be provided by the Montana Rib and Chop House and served at the Olive.
Performances will begin at 8:00 a.m. kicked off by musicians and poets, Bob Peterman of Wibaux, Montana, Marie Scoeville, Broadus, Montana and the Sagegrass Revival band of Miles City. Continuing Saturday morning will be music and poetry by Stan Wall and Steven Hughs of Harlem, Montana,music and story telling by Leslie Kiltner, Cody, Wyoming and Owen BadgetGypsy Cowboy of Eastern Montana. In attendance will be Lloyd Ketchum, Bullfighter and storyteller. Also scheduled to perform Saturday morning are Slim McNaught, along with poetry and music by Gwen Peterson.

Continuing in the afternoon sessions will be concurrent performances held in the Olive Lobby, the Olive Lounge and the Olive Poker room. Those attending may choose to attend their choice of performances but will have the opportunity to see and hear all the performers. During the afternoon session there will be a Cowboy Poetry Workshop by Gwen Peterson. Featured performers Ken Overcast and Faith Halingstad will also be in attendance.

The highlight of the gathering will be a concert by Ken Overcast and his granddaugher Faith Halingstad. Ken Overcast of Chinook, Montana, may be the last of the "Singin' Cowboys. He is a third generation Montanan who is a published poet, storyteller, and musician. His Bear Valley Productions company has released eight CDs and he has a syndicated radio program. His Cowboy Show to be held at the main floor ballroom at the Miles City Elks Lodge at 7:00 will feature traditional and contemporary Cowboy music along with his storytelling, wit and observations about the New and Old West. His concert will be opened by Gwen Peterson and Leslie Kelter. He will be joined by his granddaugher, Faith Halingstad, a budding performer in her own right and a keeper of the Western traditions of her multigenerational Montana family.
Tickets are $20.00 and may be purchased any time at the Olive Hotel or at the door the evening of the performance.

Cowboy Up at Winter Camp is sponsored by the Olive Hotel, Conlin's Furniture, the Miles City Tourist Improvement Business District, Wal-Mart, Stockman Bank, Verizon, Miles City Saddlery, Jane and Bruce Bower, Wayne Lathrop, Eastern Montana Counseling and Consulting, the Sagegrass Revival band and the Miles City Elks Lodge.
Posted by cjg (+71) 11 years ago
is it 20 dollars for the hole thing? or each night?
Posted by Bob Zadow (+76) 11 years ago
the twenty dollars is for the concert Saturday night only. all other activities at the Olive are at no cost. If anybody is interested in Ken Overcast's music it can be accessed at [email protected]