Cowboy poets, cowboy music, cowboy hats, cowboy food, cowboy celebration—everything sure sounds a li’l more lively with a cowboy adjective. More than just iconic 10-gallon hats and Blazing Saddles campfire fart scenes, cowboys paved the way and the culture of the West.
Stubborn as a spur in the mud, the timeless tradition weathers on, albeit rural and sporadic. So, these good ol’ folks will mount their steeds (probably Chevys these days) and head on over to the Egyptian Theatre Company for another Cowboy Night—living the legacy of the ramblers and rounders before them.
Where else can you hear poems about pinto beans from cowboy poet Fred Engel or poems about cowboy fantasies (women and horses) from cowboy poet Jeff Carson? These poems are best heard recited in a classic cowboy drawl from a mouth shadowed by a cowboy mustache, as opposed to reading them in some old book. Also, boot-stompin’ cowboy music will be performed by Stampede and In-Cahoots. Don’t forget yer belt buckle.
Cowboy Night @ Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., Park City, 435-649-9371, Feb. 26 & 27, 7:30 p.m., EgyptianTheatreCompany.org