Saturday, October 7, 2000

Skip Gorman

Through his music, Skip Gorman brought us the workaday world of the cowboys of the American West. His program was not the music of the Hollywood cowboy, but rather the simple, yet beautifully poignant music that was performed around campfires by cowboys and westward settlers in the 19th Century.

Gorman brings to the music a scholar's knowledge of the Cowboy's Celtic, African-American, and Spanish roots, as well as the personal experience gained by working as a cowboy on a ranch in Wyoming, along with an exquisite touch as a singer, guitarist, fiddler, and mandolinist.

Gorman has performed on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion, at bluegrass festivals and cowboy gatherings, and at folk venues throughout the U.S. and Europe.

We were thrilled to have him on our stage.