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Liz Masterson Memorial Celebration

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Liz left us on Dec. 30, 2017. A memorial celebration of Liz’s life will take place, Sunday, February 4, 2018, 2pm – 6pm at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St., Golden, Colorado 80401. 2pm to 4pm – Music and Poetry in the Auditorium, 4pm to 6pm – We’ll gather in the Conference Center for light snacks and sharing memories of our favorite cowgirl……Let’s send our Liz off to ride other trails in style!!

Liz Masterson at Colorado Cowboy Live June 11

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Barbed Wire Books and Zeb Dennis Productions are proud to present Colorado Cowboy Live on June 11,  featuring Liz Masterson among others.  Tickets are $10.00 and may be purchased by phone (303) 827-3620 or at Barbed Wire Books in Longmont . While tickets can be purchased at the door, past performances have sold out so it is suggested that tickets be purchased before the performance date and that enough time is allowed on the day to ensure a good seat.  More info at www.barbedwirebooks.net

So Far in 2010

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

So far in 2010

This year has gotten off to a great start!

January….a Music of the Civil War Show with Rex Rideout

Denver Post – Feature Article by Bill Husted. Jan. 7.  Click here to read it!   http://www.denverpost.com/search/ci_14135958

Arvada Center’s Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, with Baxter Black, Sons of the San Joaquin, Wiley and the Wild West, and Michael Martin Murphey.   Among the highlights was spending time with the Australian Champion Bush Poet, Carol Huechan, and other Aussies Milton Taylor and Ruelee.

California Zephyr train ride to Elko, NV.   What a memorable trip!!!   Watch for photos coming soon!

Nat’l Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, NV.   The grand-daddy of them all, and it’s easy to see why!

I got to help lead the “Singalong Session” with Hal Cannon, RW Hampton, Andy Wilkinson and Andy Hedges, and Dave Bourne.   I was in a fun Yodeling Session with Wiley Gustafson, and 2  extremely talented  young ladies, Cora Wood and Brigid Reedy.  I was  the “lead mare” in a session called, “Across the Generations” with darling little Cora Wood, Adrian and Miss V, (the Gypsy Cowbelle)   It was a terrific session!!   The frosting on the cake was the great honor of being the Baxter Black’s Special Guest on his Saturday show.  What a thrill!!!   I think you  can still hear it on the www.westernfolklife.com

In addition to performing, I had so much fun in jam sessions and “vistin’ with kin.”  Elko is such a wonderful place for a reunion with the many wonderful friends I’ve been lucky to make over the last 28 years!!!

In March, I got to join Jean Prescott and Yvonne Hollenbeck, as the Sweethearts in Carhartts, at the South East Cowboy Gathering held at the magnificent Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, GA.

This is a world class art museum, and the friendliest folks you can imagine.  It was so good to hear the concert with Red Steagall.  Thanks to  Doc Stovall for all his hard work in making the festival so great!

I taught my Cowboy Songs and Western Yodeling classes at Swallow Hill School of Music, and had an enthusiastic bunch!

Barb-Wire Books in Longmont, CO is a new surprise on the Front Range scene.   Zeb Dennis organized a little “cowboy deal” with 6 of us sharing some songs and poems in this darling new independent book store. I was joined by my friends Al “Doc” Mehl, Vic Anderson, Rex Rideout and Lloyd Morris and Zeb Dennis.   We expected about 40 people, and when the calls started coming in, we had seats for 70. Imagine our delight when 230 people attended this first concert!  We were all blown away  by a surprise appearance by America’s favorite cowboys, Riders in the Sky!!!   They came straight from the airport and gave the audience a rare treat!!!   It was also Ranger Doug’s Birthday!!!

We’re going to do monthly cowboy concerts!!!  Visit www.barbedwirebooks.com

Liz Masterson now booking Concerts in the Park

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Summer will be here before we know it!  Liz Masterson is now booking summer Concerts in the Park.  Whether Western Music, Yodeling or Cowboy Poetry, family favorites, and singalongs, Liz will add that special something to your summer concert series.  Great for kids’ concert series, family shows or seniors…all ages will love her humor, her melodic voice and friendly show.  She’s always a fan favorite so don’t delay, contact Liz today.  Mark one more thing off your to do list and book Liz Masterson today!

Liz@LizMasterson.com         303-433-4949  www.LizMasterson.com

2010 Liz Masterson Gigs

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Liz Masterson  – Songbird of the Sage

Upcoming Performances in 2010

Upcoming performances

Aug 1-6 (Sun-Fri)    Swing Week at Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins, WV For the 22nd year, I am thrilled to be on staff for this fabulous music camp.   Please visit www.augustaheritage.com   More details to come

To contact Liz Masterson 303-433-4949     P.O. Box 12699, Denver, CO 80212 www.LizMasterson.com   and www.westernserenade.com Email: Liz@Lizmasterson.com

Liz Masterson in the Denver Post

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Be sure to check out Liz Masterson in the Denver Post.  Bill Husted interviews someone in Colorado at an eating establishment in his series Bar and Grilled.  Husted did Masterson’s interview at Denver’s famous Buckhorn Exchange.  Read the article at http://www.denverpost.com/lifestyles/ci_14135958

Masterson heads the Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering annual event at the Arvada Center starting Jan 14, 2010.  More info at www.lizmasterson.com

TV: Discovery Channel’s MythBusters Episode

Sunday, February 1st, 2009
Mythbusters Snow Episode

Mythbusters Snow Episode

In 2006 Liz Masterson appeared on the Discovery Channels’ “Myth Busters.” Liz demonstrated her yodeling skills during an episode on avalanches.

Colorado Performing Artists Review

Sunday, February 1st, 2009
Liz Masterson

Liz Masterson

Here is a nice review on the Colorado Perfoming Artists web site.

CD BABY – Preview ‘Roads to Colorado’

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

You can now preview Liz Masterson’s latest CD ‘Roads to Colorado’ at CD BABY.

Also read some of the great reviews the CD is getting!

Liz Masterson Bio

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Liz Masterson, a Denver native and award winning singer, began performing Western music in 1982 and was quickly recognized as a “trail blazer” for the revival of this art form. A founding Board Member of the Western Music Association, Liz Masterson’s roots run deep and true in the “cowboy culture”.

Her distinctive singing voice, yodeling and sense of humor has won her national acclaim as she tours the country as a solo performer and teacher of the traditional art forms of yodeling, swing and western music. Liz was named the 1998 Western Music Female Performer of the Year and also received the Patsy Montana Cowgirl Award in 2000.

In 2006 she appeared on the Discovery Channels’ “Myth Busters.” She demonstrated her yodeling skills during an episode on avalanches. Also, in 2006 Liz joined the group known as Sweethearts in Carhartts, which includes poet, Yvonne Hollenbeck and singer, Jean Prescott, who started the group.

Specializing in concerts, educational programs for kids and/or adults, folk festivals, agricultural events and cowboy poetry gatherings, Liz’ is quick wit and spontaneous interaction with the audience makes her a natural Master of Ceremonies.  She has entertained at the prestigious Smithsonian Institution, the Lincoln Center in New York, the Kennedy Center and the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada.  She has shared the stage with the greatest western entertainers in the genre, including, Dale Evans, Patsy Montana, Don Edwards and Riders in the Sky, just to mention a few.

Liz teamed up with Sean Blackburn in 1988.  During the 18 years that followed they performed thousands of shows in 38 states and Canada and recorded 6 albums of swing and western music.

Liz honors Sean’s memory by carrying on their work while also developing new shows such as “Music of the Civil War” and “Celtic Roots of Western Songs”. 2008 marks the  release her first solo CD called Roads to Colorado. She is joined her friends and band-mates, who form a star-studded ensemble.

Liz co-wrote a song and poem for the album, and there are a total of 13 tracks aimed at travelers and homebodies alike. This great CD of toe-tapping cowboy songs, yodeling and lovely mountain music is receiving rave reviews!  When not traveling, Liz enjoys spending time with Banjo, her faithful Blue Heeler, and playing music with friends. and working on another new CD.

For more information:

Liz Masterson
303-433-4949
Liz@LizMasterson.com
www.LizMasterson.com

P.O. Box 12699,
Denver, CO
80212