The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 29. Tickets are $10-$50 and can be purchased at http://csumb.edu/worldtheater or by calling the box office at 582-4580
The concert features a variety of music, poetry, high plains yodeling, western swing fiddle and vocal harmonies, all inspired by the country western experience.
Full press release is available after the jump.
Come on down to the Old West
Cowboy songs and poetry, high plains yodeling, western swing fiddle and vocal harmonies, lively Tex-Mex polkas and rancheras, and Northern Plains pow-wow drum and song are performed by five exceptional artists – all working cowboys and other authentic representatives of today’s Western culture. These artists express the vitality and power of tradition.
• Los Texmaniacs, Tex-Mex conjunto: A Grammy Award-winning group emerging from San Antonio’s vibrant Tejano music scene, Los Texamaniacs melds the classic conjunto sounds – rancheras, polkas, waltzes, cumbias and huapangos – with Texas rock, blues and R&B and is putting its own stamp on musical traditions that run deep in south Texas communities.
• The Quebe Sisters, western swing and Texas fiddling: The three siblings from Fort Worth, Texas, bring a fresh, youthful energy to the rich musical traditions of the Lone Star State. They not only fiddle but also sing in three-part harmony. They have appeared numerous times at the Grand Ole Opry, and at the 2010 Berkshire-Hathaway annual shareholders meeting, where ukulele player Warren Buffet couldn’t resist joining them on a song.
North Bear, Northern Plains pow-wow drum and song: North Bear’s members represent tribes from across the Great Plains. The group performs hand drum songs with youthful energy and style influenced by modern rhythm and blues and hip-hop.
• Paul Zarzyski, rodeo poet: Montana’s rodeo poet laureate, Zarzyski spent a dozen years on the rodeo circuit as a bareback bronc rider before injuries forced him to concentrate solely on poetry. Nine collections of his poetry have been published.
The program is a presentation of the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA), a private, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the presentation and documentation of folk and traditional arts in the United States. Founded in 1933, it is the oldest folk arts organization in the nation.
– The Washington Post
– American Cowboy
AT A GLANCE
• WHAT: Don’t Fence Me In, Music and Poetry of the American West
• WHERE: CSUMB’s University Center
• WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Feb. 29
• TICKETS: $10 to $50; reserve online at http://csumb.edu/worldtheater or by calling the box office at 582-4580
• INFORMATION: 582-4580