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Waddie Mitchell (1950-  )
Nevada Writers Hall of Fame 2011

Waddie MitchellBruce Douglas Mitchell, a native Nevadan, goes by the nickname his father gave him, Waddie, which is early twentieth century slang for "cowboy." He grew up on working ranches in Elko County, Nevada, among storytellers who cultivated conversation as a pastime because there was no electricity for television and poor radio reception. He was reciting poems by the time he was ten years old and left school at 16 to work as a cowboy until he was drafted for military service: breaking and training horses for the U.S. Cavalry at Fort Carson, Colorado. After that, he spent 26 years as a working buckaroo (a Great Basin region cowboy) before focusing on a career as a cowboy poet performer. Mitchell's first public presentations as a cowboy poet were at the first and second Nevada Storytelling Festivals held at the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1982 and 1984. These festivals were funded by grants from Nevada Humanities. Also in the early 1980s, the Public Broadcasting Service made a documentary about cowboys, America, the Vanishing Breed, which included footage of Mitchell, then a ranch foreman, reciting some of his poetry. In 1984, Mitchell and Hal Cannon, a folklorist and past director of the Western Folk Life Center in Elko, were instrumental in organizing what has become the annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada. Mitchell recorded his first album of poetry in 1984 in Idaho. His first appearance on Johnny Carson's "The Tonight Show" was on June 12, 1986. He appeared again on The Tonight Show with Baxter Black on January 8, 1987. By 1988, Mitchell was the most well known cowboy poet in the country. His poems and those of other cowboy poets touched a chord with the general public, sparking growing interest in the genre. By 1996, there were about 150 cowboy poetry events throughout the West. Mitchell has supported cowboy poetry by serving as host for many of these festivals. His poem, "That No Quit Attitude," commissioned by the Cultural Olympiad, became the official poem for the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games. In May 2003, he and several Western musicians performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Mitchell formed the Working Ranch Cowboy Association in 1994, which promotes rodeos with working ranch hands instead of professional riders, to help preserve authentic cowboy culture and heritage. The organization also raises money for scholarships and crisis funds for cowboys and their families. In 1997, the log ranch house that he grew up in, Sherman Station, was moved 60 miles to Elko, restored, and now serves as the Chamber of Commerce's Visitor's Information Building. In 2001, he received the Wrangler Award from the Cowboy Hall of Fame and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Mitchell was included on the Reno Gazette-Journal list of the Top 20 Artists, Authors and Entertainers To Influence Nevada in the 20th Century. He has taught as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Wyoming. He lives with his wife, Lisa Hackett, between Jiggs and Elko, Nevada, on Half Circle One ranch, which they designed to be self-sustaining with solar and wind power.

"... just visiting and telling our stories is becoming a lost art ... We're the only animals on Earth that do that. We can not only live in time with each other, but we can live through the stories on different continents, and we can live in different centuries, and we can explore different worlds. Storytelling is limitless."1

1. Akens.

Bibliography for Waddie Mitchell

Barker, S. Omar; Marjorie Phillips, and Bob Phillips. Ol' S.O.B. sez: cowboy limericks. Foreword by Waddie Mitchell. Helena, MT: TwoDot, 1998.

Calistro, Paddy; Jack Lamb and Jean Penn. Cowboy Love Poetry: verse from the heart of the West. Santa Monica, CA: Angel City Press, 1994 and 1996.

Kiskaddon, Bruce and Bill Siems. Open Range: Collected Poems. Preface by Waddie Mitchell. Spokane, WA: Old Night Hawk Press, 2006.

"What History Taught Me." True West (July 27, 2010).

Poetry

Cannon, Hal, ed. New Cowboy Poetry: A Contemporary Gathering. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith, 1990. (Includes 3 poems by Waddie Mitchell). [Available: Knowledge Center and Special Collections: PS 595 .C6 N4 1990 and at Great Basin College, Elko]

Christmas Poems. Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith Books, 1987. [Available: Great Basin College, Elko]

"A Cowboy Christmas Carol." (YouTube)

Cowboy Poetry: a Gathering. Salt Lake City: G. M. Smith, 1985. [Available: Knowledge Center and Special Collections: PS 477.5 .C67 C68 1985 and at Great Basin College, Elko]

"Cowboy Poets." Western Folklife Center (YouTube).

"The Cowboy Who Got His Face Lifted (poem)" in "You're So Vain." Fortune. (September 9, 1996), Vol. 134, no. 5.

Mitchell, Waddie and Don Weller. Cowboy's Night Before Christmas. Salt Lake City, UT: Peregrine Smith, 1992.

"The Old Prospector." Lyric Wiki.

"Sentence." (YouTube)

"Story with a Moral" in Literary Nevada: Writings from the Silver State. Glotfelty, Cheryll, ed. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2008; p. 257-258. [Available: Knowledge Center and Special Collections and Basque Library: PS 571 .N3 L57 2008; Western Nevada College, Carson City and Great Basin College, Elko]

"That 'No Quit' Attitude." Weber Studies Online (Spring/Summer 2004), Vol. 21, no. 3.

"Typical" in Literary Nevada: Writings from the Silver State. Glotfelty, Cheryll, ed. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2008; p. 258. [Available: Knowledge Center and Special Collections and Basque Library: PS 571 .N3 L57 2008; Western Nevada College, Carson City and Great Basin College, Elko]

"Waddie and Adrian," Opening of the 25th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Elko, 2009 (YouTube).

"Waddie Mitchell ... with Jim Hicks Riding Cinch ..." (YouTube)

Waddie's Whole Load: Cowboy Poetry. Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, 1994. [Available: Knowledge Center Special Collections PS 3563 .I825 W33]

"The Walking Man" by Henry Herbert Knibbs (1914 poem), recited at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko on February 2, 2008. (YouTube)

Sound Recordings

The Bar-D Roundup, Vol. 5: 2010. A compilation of classic and contemporary poetry from Cowboy Poetry.com. San Francisco, CA: Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry, 2010. (Includes "No Second Chance" by Waddie Mitchell)

The Bar-D Roundup, Vol. 6: 2011. A compilation of classic and contemporary poetry from Cowboy Poetry.com. San Francisco, CA: Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry, 2011. (Includes "Cowboy count your blessings" by Larry McWhorter and Waddie Mitchell)

The Bard and the Balladeer Live from Cowtown. Burbank, CA: Warner Bros. Records, 1994. [Available: Knowledge Center Multimedia Center: CD 03616]

Buckaroo Poet. Burbank, CA: Warner Western, 1993. [Available: Knowledge Center Multimedia Center: CD 03617]

A Chat with Waddie [audiocassette]. [Layton, UT}: Gibbs Smith, 1994. [Available: Knowledge Center Special Collections: PS 3563 .I825 W33 1994c]

Christmas in the West. New York: Warner Bros., 1996.

Christmas Trail. Colorado Springs, CO: Western Jubilee Recording Co., 2006. (Includes "A cowboy's night before Christmas," and "Christmas Letter" by Waddie Mitchell)

Cowboy Hymns & Prayers. Burbank, CA: Warner Western, 1991 and 1996. (Includes "Amazing Grace," Cowboy's Prayer," and "Home on the Range," by Waddie Mitchell and Don Edwards)

Cowboy Poetry Classics. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2003. (Includes "When they've finished shippin' cattle in the fall," performed by Waddie Mitchell)

Cowboy Verse. [United States]: Hal Cannon, 1980s.

Easy Chairs and Saddle Sores: cowboy poetry and songs. Prescott, AZ: Sharlot Hall Museum, 1986.

Lone Driftin' Rider. Burbank, CA: Warner Western, 1992. [Available: Knowledge Center Multimedia Center: CD 03618]

Live - Waddie Mitchell. [S.I.]: Wea Corp., 2004.

On the Trail: Songs of the American West. Colorado Springs, CO: Western Jubilee Recording Co., 2001 and 2007. (Includes "Annie Laurie," "Bad Half Hour," and "Blood sweat and steers" by Waddie Mitchell and Don Edwards.

A Prairie Portrait. [Newton, NJ}: Shanachie, 2000. (Don Edwards, Waddie Mitchell and the Fort Worth Symphony)

7th Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Reno, NV: Worldwide Communications, 1991.

Ten by Nine: Sierra Storytelling Festival, 1988-1990. Nevada City, CA: Sierra Storytelling Festival, 1988-1990. (Includes "Disaster" by Waddie Mitchell)

That No Quit Attitude. Colorado Springs, CO: Waddie Mitchell & Western Jubilee Recording Co., 2002.

Tradition: a collection of cowboy poetry. Elko, NV: GM Records, 1988.

Waddie Mitchell Live. [S.I.]: Shanachie, 1998.

Warehouse Tracks: ten years, 1996-2006. [S.I.]: Dualtone Music Group, 2007. (Includes "Whole load" by Waddie Mitchell.

Warner Western Sampler, Vol. 1. Nashville, TN: Warner Western, 1992. (Includes "The Rider," "Thanksgiving Day Argument," and "Whey they've finished shipping cattle in the fall" by Waddie Mitchell).

Warner Western Sampler, Vol. 2. Nashville, TN: Warner Western, 1993. (Includes "Morning Soliloquy" by Waddie Mitchell).

Warner Western Sampler. Vol. 3. [U.S.]: Warner Western, 1997. (Includes "The Bra" by Waddie Mitchell]

A Western Jubilee: songs and stories of the American West. Colorado Springs, CO: Western Jubilee Recording Co., 2004. (includes "Don," "No Second Chance," and "Shenandoah" by Waddie Mitchell and Don Edwards.)

Videorecordings

All My Friends are Cowboys: a celebration of the American cowboy. Pasadena, CA: CMC Cowboys Production, Inc. & Crabbapple Music Corp., 1998.

America's Music: the Roots of Country. Singing Cowboys and Western Swing. [Atlanta, GA]: Turner Home Entertainment, 1996.

Buckaroo Bard. [Salt Lake City, Utah?]: [Brigham Young University?], 1988. [Available: Western Nevada College MEDIA: PS 477.5 .C67 B83 1988]

The Call of Story: an American Renaissance. Provo, UT: BYU Broadcast Services, Brigham Young University, 2005.

"The Cat-astrophy" in Tell Me a Story, Vol. 2. Recorded at the 20th National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, Tennessee. Mill Valley, CA: HomeTown Entertainment, 1995.

The Cowboy Jubilee: a celebration of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Nashville, TN: Nashville Network, 1995.

Cowboy Poets. Los Angeles, CA: Direct Cinema Ltd., 1988. [Available: Knowledge Center Multimedia Center: Videocassette 11660]

Elko, the Cowboy Gathering: A Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival [ (10th Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering). [Bethesda, MD?: Acorn Media, 1994. [Available: Western Nevada College - Fallon Campus: PS 595 .C6 E4 1994]

Encore Western Channel Field Tape. Englewood, CO: Starz Entertainment Group, 2005.

44th Annual Western Heritage Awards. Oklahoma City, OK: National Cowboy Hall of Fame, 2005.

The Great Pikes Peak Cowboy Poetry Gathering evening performance, May 26, 1990. Colorado Springs, CO: Community Video Center of the Pikes Peak Library District, 1990.

National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration. Snowflake, AZ: Rodeo Video, 1989.

[National Storytelling Festival Interviews and Performances No. 9]. Jonesborough, TN: [Cotsen Storytelling Project], 1997.

[National Storytelling Festival Performances No. 10]. Jonesborough, TN: [Cotsen Storytelling Project], 1997.

P.O.V. / Cowboy Poets. New York, NY: The American Documentary, 1989. [Available: Knowledge Center Multimedia Center: Videocassette 12062]

A Salute to the Cowboy. Los Angeles, CA: Pacific Arts Video, 1992.

Sourdough, Beefsteak & Beans. Hendersonville, TN: Blue Highways TV, 2005. (Includes Mitchell's "Pert' Near Perkins" and "When you've finished shipping cattle in the fall.")

Stories from the Heartland. Vol. 1 [Austin, MN: a production of KSMQ TV], 1991.

Tonight; 4 Decades of the Tonight Show. [USA]: Carson Entertainment Group, 2010. (Includes Waddie Mitchell's guest appearance of May 21, 1987).

20th Anniversary of the National Storytelling Festival: a Commemorative Documentary. [S.I.]: Hometown Entertainment, 1995.

2001 Western Heritage Awards. [Oklahoma City, OK: Distilled Images for the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 2001]

2003 Western Heritage Awards. [Oklahoma City, OK: Distilled Images for the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 2003]

2004 Western Heritage Awards. [Oklahoma City, OK: National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 2004]

2006 Western Heritage Awards. [Oklahoma City, OK: Distilled Images for the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 2006]

2007 (46th) Western Heritage Awards. [Oklahoma City, OK: Distilled Images for the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum; April 21, 2007]

Visions of the West Gala 9/11/99. Oklahoma City, OK: National Cowboy Hall of Fame, 1999.

"The Whole Load" in Tell Me a Story. Vol. 3. [Mill Valley, CA]: Hometown Entertainment, 1995.

Biographical Sources and Critical Response

Akens, Kirsten. "Cowboy's the Word." Colorado Springs Independent (December 9-15, 2010), Vol. 18, no. 49; p. 24. [Available online via the Alt-Press Watch database for UNR-affiliated users.]

Al-Nasser, A. N. "'Lone Driftin' Rider' by Waddie Mitchell [review]." Entertainment Weekly (August 7, 1992), no. 130, p. 63.

Black, Noel. "Retro Rodeo: Ride for the Brand Showcases Working Cowboys." Colorado Springs Independent (July 9, 2003), Vol. 11, no. 27; p. 22. [Available online via the Alt-Press Watch database for UNR-affiliated users.]

Blakey, Scott. "Children's Video: 'Buckaroo Bard' [review]." Daily Herald (Chicago), (June 19, 1992), Section 6, Showcase 3. [Available online via the NewspaperArchive database for UNR-affiliated users.]

Brill, Eddie. "Out and About: Chill out with the Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Buckaroo Fair, Halloween shows and more." The Salt Lake Tribune. (October 29, 2011). [Available via the LexisNexis Academic database for UNR-affiliated users.]

Brown, M. Eileen. "Some long, tall tales coming out of Spring Grove." Daily Herald (Chicago). (July 23, 1988), Weekend Leisure Section, p. 2. [Available via the NewspaperArchive database for UNR-affiliated users.]

"'Buckaroo culture' icon Waddie Mitchell receives top award from Nevada Arts Council." Wyoming Arts.

"Buckaroo poet takes lore to students." Garden City Telegram (Kansas). (November 23, 1996), p. A3. [Available via the NewspaperArchive database for UNR-affiliated users.]

Carlton, Jim. "For Cowboy Poets, a Bigger Campfire is a Boon -- and a Pain." Wall Street Journal (March 5, 2001), Vol. 237, no. 44, p. A1. [Available on Knowledge Center Microfilm N4 on the 2nd floor.]

"Cattle theft, vote are double blows to Western Shoshone land rights." Indian Country Today (June 19, 2002), Vol. 22, no. 1, p. A4. [Available online via the Ethnic NewsWatch database for UNR-affiliated users.]

"Cowboy Activism Video: Waddie Mitchell Invites You to Pony Up!" - YouTube

"Cowboy poet Mitchell honored." Reno Gazette-Journal. (November 13, 2011), p. 3.

"Cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell honored in Nevada." The Associated Press State & Local Wire (July 3, 2011) [Available via the LexisNexis Academic database for UNR-affiliated users.]

"Cowboy poets compete." Frederick News-Post (Maryland). (February 10, 1987), p. A7.

"Cowboys." Roswell Daily Record (N.M.). (May 21, 1989, pp. 1, 6. [Available via the NewspaperArchive database for UNR-affiliated users.]

Crandall, Jim. "Cowboy Poets Meet: Smile when you recite that, partner." Kerrville Daily Times. (January 29, 1989), p. A8. [Available via the NewspaperArchive database for UNR-affiliated users.]

Davidson, Sara. "Git Along, Little Doggerel." New York Times Magazine (January 15, 1995), p. 38. [Available via the Historical New York Times database for UNR-affiliated users and on Knowledge Center Microfilm N5, 2nd floor.]

Denison, Jennifer. "Cowboy Culture Off the Grid." Western Horseman. [undated]

Dykeman, Wilma. "The Storytelling Capital of Tennessee." New York Times (September 15, 1985), p. XX12. [Available via the Historical New York Times database for UNR-affiliated users and on Knowledge Center Microfilm: N5 on the second floor.]

Eastburn, Kathryn. "Git along: Working cowpokes mark their brand at local rodeo." Colorado Springs Independent (June 24-30, 2004), Vol. 12, no. 26; p. 18. [Available online via the Alt-Press Watch database for UNR-affiliated users.]

"Featured at the Bar-D Ranch (interview)."

Gardner, Tom. "Home awaits restoration in Elko." The New Mexican (August 24, 1997). [Available via the NewspaperArchive database for UNR-affiliated users.]

Glotfelty, Cheryll. "'Once a Cowboy': Will James, Waddie Mitchell, and the Predicament of Riders Who Turn Writers." in Eco-Man: New Perspectives on Masculinity and Nature. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 2004. [Available: Knowledge Center HQ 1090 .E29 2004]

Greenleigh, Alicia. "Cowboys rally to help one of their own." The Salt Lake Tribune (June 14, 2009) [Available via the LexisNexis Academic database for UNR-affiliated users.]

Griffin, L. L. Something that a Cowboy Knows: A Photographic Essay. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 1996. [Available: Knowledge Center Special Collections: PS 137 .G75 1996]

Grosshans, Angela. "Culture and the West." Colorado Springs Independent (July 5-11, 2007), Vol. 15, no. 27; p. 25. [Available online via the Alt-Press Watch database for UNR-affiliated users.]

Helgoth, Ali. "Cryin' Cowboys." Times-News (Twin Falls, Idaho) (January 9, 2009, p. C2. [Available via the NewspaperArchive database for UNR-affiliated users.]

Helgoth, Ali. "Cowboy Poetry grows into something 'good for humankind,' poet says." Times-News (Twin Falls, Idaho) (January 16, 2009), p. C2. [Available via the NewspaperArchive database for UNR-affiliated users.]

Holden, Stephen. "Pop and Jazz in Review: 'Cowboy Logic.'" New York Times (May 14, 1992), p. 18. [Available via the Historical New York Times database for UNR-affiliated users and on Knowledge Center Microfilm: N5 on the second floor.]

Howard, K. C. "Halfway home, and sorely missing it." Las Vegas Review-Journal. (April 9, 2005). [Available via the Westlaw Campus Research database, "News & Business" section for UNR-affiliated users]

Keefer, Bob. "Cowboy poet will spin tales at the Shedd." The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) (February 17, 2011). [Available via the NewsBank Access World News database for UNR-affiliated users.]

Langston, Patrick. "Poetry that deals with everyday issues." The Ottawa Citizen (April 29, 2005), p. D2. [Available via the LexisNexis Academic database for UNR-affiliated users.]

Krautkramer, Kate. "It seems on one wants to leave Elko, Nevada. Here are 50 reasons why." National Geographic Magazine (October 2004).

Krautkramer, Kate. "On Assignment." National Geographic Magazine (October 2004).

Krautkramer, Kate. "Online Extra." National Geographic Magazine (October 2004).

"Latest news in brief from northern Nevada: re: the first Reno Poetry Roundup." Associated Press Alert - California (May 14, 2006). [Available via the Westlaw Campus Research database, "News & Business" section for UNR-affiliated users]

Martinez, Karen. "Cowboy performers offer 'Tales of the Trail': TECH benefit April 25 features Mitchell, Hampton." The Hutchinson News (April 17, 1998), p. B1. [Available via the NewspaperArchive database for UNR-affiliated users.]

Matthews, William. Cowboys & Images: the Watercolors of William Matthews. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books in association with Callaway Editions, 1994. [Available: Knowledge Center ND 1839 .M36 A4 1994]

Mazenko, Mary Ann. "Poet lariat: Yee-haa! Poetry lassoes cowboy from ranch to recording career." Alton Telegraph (IL). (October 15, 1992), p. B1. [Available via the NewspaperArchive database for UNR-affiliated users.]

Meade, Don. "Celtic Cowboys, Poets & Musicians." Irish America. (April 30, 1998), Vol. XIV, no. 2, p. 85. [Available via the Ethnic NewsWatch database for UNR-affiliated users.]

"Men Recognized As Best Cowboy Poets in the World Coming to Black Oak Casino on February 11th." Targeted News Service (February 2, 2009). [Available via the LexisNexis Academic database for UNR-affiliated users.]

Mobley-Martinez, T. D. "Mitchell throws lasso around 'Christmas Carol' [review]." The Gazette (Colorado Springs). (December 12, 2010). [Available online via Westlaw News & Business for UNR-affiliated users.

"'Nevada Writers Hall of Fame' Honors Cowboy Poet Waddie Mitchell." Targeted News Service (October 26, 2011). [Available via the LexisNexis Academic database for UNR-affiliated users.]

Nichols, Mike. "Poems." Chronicle Telegram (Elyria, OH). (May 22, 1994, p. G13-14. [Available via the NewspaperArchive database for UNR-affiliated users.]

Nielson-Stowell, Amelia. "Cowboy lassos life with poetry." Deseret Morning News (November 5, 2006). [Available via the LexisNexis Academic database for UNR-affiliated users.]

Obert, Lori. "Cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell honored in Nevada." 9News.com (July 2, 2011).

"Operation: Blizzard Benefit." (March 2007)

Owen, Blanton. "Cowboy Poets (review)." The Journal of American Folklore (Oct.-Dec., 1989), Vol. 102, no. 406, pp. 457-459. [Available: Knowledge Center MARS GR 1 .J8 and online via JSTOR for UNR-affiliated users.]

Paregien, Stan, ed. Cowboy Directory: Waddie Mitchell.

Patterson, Jim. "Nashville label puts the Western back in C&W." Indiana Gazette (February 9, 1993), p. 22. [Available via the NewspaperArchive database for UNR-affiliated users.]

Perez, Gayle. "Benefit concert delivers blizzard of donations." The Pueblo Chieftain (March 20, 2007). [Available via the Westlaw Campus Research database, "News & Business" section for UNR-affiliated users]

Perkins, Owen. "Undercover Cowboys: 'The King of Niche' finds a home for Western music in Colorado Springs." Colorado Springs Independent (November 24, 1999), Vol. 7, no. 46; p. 24. [Available online via the Alt-Press Watch database for UNR-affiliated users.]

Price, Deborah Evans. "Carnegie Hall Hosts Western Concert." Billboard (May 24, 2003), Vol. 115, no. 21. [Available online via the Academic Search Premier database for UNR-affiliated users and on Knowledge Center Microfiche S222 on the second floor.]

Seemann, Charlie. "The Cowboy Poetry Gathering (review)." The Journal of American Folklore (Autumn, 1991), Vol. 104, no. 414, pp. 505-508. [Available: Knowledge Center MARS GR 1 .J8 and online via JSTOR for UNR-affiliated users.]

["Supernaw, Doug.] Billboard (July 31, 1993), Vol. 105, no. 31, p. 35. [Available: Knowledge Center Microfiche S222 on the 2nd floor]

Vause, Mikel. "Word from the Great Basin: A Conversation with Waddie Mitchell." Weber Studies Online (Spring/Summer 2004), Vol. 21, no. 3.

"Waddie Mitchell on The Tonight Show," in Heeere's Johnny: The Definitive Collection. Episode 50 (January 8, 1987).

Waddie Mitchell. Online Nevada Encyclopedia.

Waddie Mitchell (zimbio)

Waddie Mitchell: Buckaroo Poet. Scott O'Malley & Associates.

"Waddie's Whole Load [review]." Roundup Magazine. (January 1995), Vol. 2, p. 29.

Western Jubilee Recording Company. (YouTube)

"Westfest." Santa Fe Reporter (New Mexico). (June 22, 1994), p. 13, 17. [Available via the NewspaperArchive database for UNR-affiliated users.]

Wolmuth, Roger. "Hail, poets lariat!" People (March 18, 1996), Vol. 45, no. 11. [Available online via the Academic Search Premier database for UNR-affiliated users and on Knowledge Center Microfiche S42 on the second floor.]

Please direct questions about this bibliography to Betty Glass.