HARRISON – Old-school storytelling, through cowboy poetry and music, will conjure up images of sitting around the campfire or working the ranch during the first-ever Cowboy Culture Night, scheduled for June 26 at Harrison.
The event, led by Harrison residents Tami Hughson, Katie Reece and Annette Oldaker, will highlight the traditional cowboy poetry and music of Robert Dennis, Yvonne Hollenbbeck and the Ramblin ‘Rangers.
Dennis, a breeder near Red Owl, SD, is a regular contributor to Cowboy Magazine and has published three books of poetry and short stories, as well as a CD of cowboy music. His poetry and songs have taken him to events all over the region, but when he’s home to the family ranch, Dennis will likely be in the saddle or under construction.
Hollenbeck lives on an Angus and Quarter Horse ranch near Clearfield and uses her experiences as a ranch wife to inspire her poetry, stories, and weekly articles in the Farmer-Rancher Exchange. She is also an avid quilting enthusiast and quilting historian, often presenting programs on her family quilt collection, which spans 150 years.
The Ramblin ‘Rangers – Brad and Bonnie Jo Exton – have worked as rangers in the forests, parks and monuments of the West, and their music is influenced by their experiences as they honor the Western way of life.