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Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering
Cowboy Gathering
P.O. Box 306, Encampment, WY 82325
All Star Cowboy Poetry and Music Show
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Encampment K-12 School, Encampment, Wyoming
 

Annie & Amy

Annie & AmyAnnie & Amy, 5th generation Wyoming Natives and professional songwriters are glad to be a part of this year’s Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering!

Annie and Amy toured as Nashville Recording artists for Warner Bros. Records. They performed overseas and on Cruise Ships and for service men and women headlining on USO Tours and shared the stage with Bob Hope as well as with Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Faith Hill and Toby Keith and at West Fest with Michael Martin Murphy, Riders In The Sky in Las Vegas and performed as special guests at Cowboy gatherings in Elko, Cody, Lubbock.

They also performed for US Presidents, including President Reagan; and for the Ambassadors to the Vatican and Austria and for celebrities as Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford and Jimmy Stewart. These Wyoming twins performed on the Grand Ole Opry as guests of Roy Acuff the King of Country Music. While living in Los Angeles Annie & Amy were featured on National Television Commercials such as McDonalds, Heineken and Microsoft and appeared on several national television interview programs.

“Wyoming Where I Belong” debuted in New York’s Central Park and on ABC’s Good Morning America. The song recently received an International Music Award for its contribution to American Culture and Western Heritage and featured on PBS Television. “Wyoming Where I Belong” is actually heard around the world played on BBC Radio in England, Ireland, Scotland, Czech Republic, Turkey, & Greece. Now the song is coming home to Wyoming and can’t wait to come to Encampment !

 

Jared Rogerson

Jared RogersonSinger/songwriter Jared Rogerson draws inspiration from countless miles atop broke saddle horses traversing rugged mountains near his home in Pinedale, Wyoming. That, and the many years he devoted to riding wild bareback bronc’s for pay at rodeos. Respect for both tame and unruly is underlined in his lyrics depicting modern themes of love, heartbreak, determination and defiance from the perspective of one living in an ever changing West.

From his early youth Jared loved to make up songs, though it wasn’t until his sophomore year in college that he finally purchased his first guitar. He casually learned new chords over the next several years until one final rodeo wreck spurred him into taking his music more seriously. Now, Jared sports an L-shaped scar on the inner joint of his riding arm where the biceps tendon was re-attached. Not the worst of his injuries, but it occurred at a pivotal moment in his life. “I like this scar. It gave me the opportunity to escape with my life and chase a different dream.”  

Over time, his more serious desire of inspiring hearts and minds through music was cultivated by living an adventurous lifestyle while also experiencing some of life’s most personal failures and successes.  Despite the hunger that grew, he continually delayed the pursuit of his niche in the music world, “...because of fear, I guess, and because I just didn’t know where to start. Eventually I recognized that it’s just part of who I am. Doing nothing about it was a regret I refused!” So, he picked himself up off the arena dirt and almost immediately began writing and independently recording songs with that same passion and energy he devoted to rodeo for so many years.   

Through his travels and a diversity of friendships made along the way, Jared was exposed to and garnered a respect for a variety of musical styles which have combined to influence his own sound. Now, as a self-proclaimed songwriting ambassador for the rural West, his artistic approach stretches across Country, Americana, Western, and Folk genres. His three full-length studio albums, Heaven (2016), Dirt (2013), and Peace, Love & Horses (2011) feature all-original material and have received wide acclaim and airplay. Having continually honed his craft since the launch of his music career, Jared has developed the ability to engage his audience on a personal level, taking them for an emotionally charged ride full of original songs and the stories that inspired them. He can be found performing regularly as a solo act or with his band behind him.

 

Yvonne Hollenbeck

Yvonne HollenbeckYvonne Hollenbeck performs her original poetry throughout the United States, captivating audiences in her wake. She is one of the most published cowgirl poets in the West and is not only a popular banquet and civic entertainer, but also co-writes songs with many western entertainers. Yvonne also pens a weekly column in the “Farmer-Rancher Exchange” and writes articles about life in rural America in various publications throughout the West.

Yvonne's poetry reflects everyday experiences that arise while sharing the range with Glen and their neighbors. However, a fleeting moment or simple event may also stir her pen to action. Mostly humorous in nature, her poems take a turn toward the serious side, especially the stories of her mother's and grandmothers' lives. From homesteading to the present, Yvonne often writes about women on the ranches of the Great Plains.

 

 
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