Gary and Jean Prescott
Put two people together who love the cowboy way of life and singing and writing about it and you’ve got the perfect combination for making some of the best cowboy music around today. Gary and Jean met at the Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Alpine, Texas, in 1993. In 1994 they tied the knot and the rest is history.
On stage they present a magical combination of rough and tough cowboy songs and lovely lilting songs about the sweethearts who love those rugged cowboys. Those songs are intertwined by the harmonies of Jean’s rich, sweet alto voice and Gary’s rugged authentic cowboy voice. Jean is often referred to as “The Songbird of the Prairie”.
Campfire Concerto with Paul Larson
The Campfire Concerto includes; Paul Larson (guitar and vocals), Kenny Putnam (fiddle and mandolin), Boyd Bristow (guitar and vocals) and Chet Murray (standup bass and vocals). They present songs of the prairie, mountains and Western culture, from cowboy yodels to fiddle tunes, Bluegrass to original compositions.
Chuck has been writing and performing his poetry since 1990, and has been featured at many Cowboy Gatherings around the country.
Growing up on a farm in South Dakota, Chuck had ample opportunity to…“do it all” when it came to working livestock. Early on Chuck realized that he leaned toward the horse and cow side of this lifestyle. He and his wife Linda now have a little place in the northeast corner of Wyoming near the community of Hulett, where they pasture a few yearlings and keep a string of good horses and mules. Chuck also finds plenty of opportunity to maintain his Cowboy Credentials, while lendin’ a hand on neighboring ranches. Every once in a while you might also catch him announcing a local rodeo, ropin’ steers, fixen’ fence or…wranglin’ a few dudes.
Chuck’s unique style of writing and performing his poetry will allow you to “visualize” his cowboyin’ experiences as he relates them.
2018 Featured Performers
An energetic and high-spirited cowboy poet and humorist from Pinedale, Andy offers history, heritage and hilarity of the cowboy culture through traditional poetry and storytelling. During his childhood and adolescence, Andy’s greatest influence was traveling with his father to his many farrier jobs. He brings humor and authenticity to his performances, entertaining audiences across the U.S. and Canada. Andy has received the Male Poet of the Year numerous times from the Western Music Association and is the producer and co-host of the "Clear Out West (C.O.W.) Radio" weekly syndicated radio show.
An accomplished songwriter, Gary’s song “Fair Blows the Wind” was named Academy of Western Artists Song of the Year, and Jean is a multiple award winning singer and songwriter who received the 2017 Songwriter of the Year Award from the Western Music Association. She and Gary released their second CD together, Satisfied Hearts, in 2017, although they both have recorded several individual CDs.
Dedicated to pursuing and preserving the way of life they love, Gary and Jean make their home on a ranch near Abilene, Texas.
Sam participates in numerous gatherings and has been a featured poet in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nebraska and Wyoming. He has been reciting poetry three nights a week in the Bar D Chuckwagon chapel every summer since 1991 and is an active participant at cowboy churches and campfire settings throughout the West.