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2012 Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering was a roaring success

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Hope you had a chance to get over to the 2012 Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering. The Gathering will be held Jan 20-22. It was held at a new venue, great sound system, energized entertainers and great audiences. American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St., in Golden, Colorado. Great line up for Saturday and Sunday shows took place.  More info about next year’s Gathering at: www.ColoradoCowboyGathering.com or call 303-433-4949.

Windsor Show Christmas on the Range December 9 and 10

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Get in the holiday spirit this weekend! If you love Western music, Dec 9 and 10 are your chances to attend a great Windsor Christmas show. Windsor Christmas on the Range – starring Liz Masterson and the Cactus Crooners. Fri. Dec 9 and Sat. Dec 10, 7 pm., First United Methodist Church, 503 Walnut St., Windsor. This special Christmas concert will include Liz Masterson, Duane Webster of Louisville, Tom Nugent of Loveland and Greeley on fiddle and Susan Dailey of Ft. Collins on mandolin. The selections from the CD SLEIGH BELLS range from “A Rocky Mountain Christmas” which is a high-energy song with yodeling, to the nostalgic image of a bunkhouse in “The Pot-Bellied Stove.” This fine group of musicians has stunning vocal harmonies! The audience will also enjoy some genuine Cowboy Poetry, as well as the joy of singing along on some holiday favorites! This show is perfect for the entire family, and will leave a smile on your face and a glow in your hearts! Tickets are 15.00 for adults and 12.00 for seniors and students.  Tickets:  (970) 674-1790   http://www.windsorplayhouse.org

Spring/Summer 2012 Performance Schedule

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

We are now booking spring and summer 2012.  Call 303-433-4949 or liz@LizMasterson.com to inquire about booking a western music event, music of the civil war, childrens or senior show or home concert or other performance by Liz.

Spring-2012

Shows/Performances scheduled

Jan. 8  (Sun) Aurora, CO   Western Concert for Seniors    3:30  p.m.

Jan.  8 (Sun)   Conifer, CO   Western Family Concert – Aspen Park, CO

Jan. 10 (Tues) Denver, CO Private show for seniors    3:30 pm

Jan. 11 (Wed) Lakewood, CO.  Private. Noon – 2 pm

Jan. 13  (Fri)  Western Concert for Seniors, 1:15 pm,

Jan. 16 (Mon) Englewood, CO  Private show for seniors  10:30 am

Jan. 20-21-22   (Fri-Sun)  Golden, CO   23rd Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering  with Baxter Black,

Dave  Stamey, Carol Huechen, and 12 others.   

Jan. 27 (Fri)  Loveland, CO  Private show for seniors 2:00 pm

Feb. 18 (Sat) Boulder, CO

Mar 8  – 11 (Thurs – Sun)  Kamloops British Columbia, http://www.bcchs.com/festival.html with Sweethearts in Carhartts, Jean Prescott & Yvonne Hollenbeck

More to come



Let Liz Masterson Entertain at your event

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Liz Masterson is now booking dates for spring, summer and fall 2011.  With her Western music, cowboy poetry and one of a kind wit, Liz will have your guests enthralled and singing in their seats.  Yodeling, sing-a-longs at concerts in the park, libraries, company events, festivals, fairs or private concerts are all venues where Liz entertains with zip.  Award winning and joyful, Liz is sure to raise the “Fun Level” of your next event.  Liz performs solo, as a duet or with a group.  Performance can be tweaked to your event! And it ‘s not too early to think about booking holiday 2011 shows.  Contact Liz today at 303-433-4949 or Liz@LizMasterson.com

Colorado Cowboy Gathering Jan 21 and 22

Monday, January 24th, 2011

The Colorado Cowboy Gathering is now a sweet memory!  It was a wonderful 2 evenings and full Saturday of cowboy heritage, poems and Western music. Crowds were bigger than we ever could have dreamed.  Many thanks to Ranum for use of their facilities.  The chuckwagon grub was very popular as were the Spur of the Moment sessions in the auditorium throughout Saturday.  Many thanks to the musicians, poets, volunteers, attendees and others who helped make this new venue an overwhelming success.  We hope to see all of you back next year for another great event.  Until then, you can catch up on any of the performers be visiting the www.ColoradoCowboyGathering.com website and click on individual websites of the entertainers or sponsors.  If you didn’t get your commemorative 2011 CCG pin, see our website on details to purchase one…limited quantity remain.

Happy Trails!  Liz

Colorado Cowboy Gathering Jan. 21 & 22

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Come Celebrate Cowboy Culture and Music!

Celebrating 22 years of the very best in Cowboy Poetry, Western Music, Traditional Folk Arts and all the fun of a family reunion…

Liz Masterson and Diana Raven present the 2011 Colorado Cowboy Gathering.

Friday January 21 and Saturday January 22.   New, bigger location!

Ranum Auditorium, 2401 West 80th Ave. Denver, CO 80221.

Highlights include:

Friday features Riders in the Sky with Liz Masterson, Andy Nelson & Carol Heuchan

Saturday features Waddie Mitchell with Doris Daley, Pop Wagner, and Jon Chandler & the Witchitones

Saturday – January 22, 2011

Daytime Theme Sessions
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

family friendly sessions of cowboy music and poetry, including authentic chuckwagon grub.

Peformers Include:
Jon Chandler – Commerce City, Colorado
Doris Daley – Turner Valley, Alberta, Canada
Mark Gardner & Rex Rideout – Cascade & Conifer, Colorado
Carol Heuchan – Cooranbong, New South Wales, Australia
Susie Knight – Evergreen, Colorado
Liz Masterson – Denver, Colorado
Deb Carpenter-Nolting – Bushnell, Nebraska
Tim Nolting – Bushnell, Nebraska
Al ‘Doc’ Mehl – Westminster, Colorado
Andy Nelson – Pinedale, Wyoming
John Schaffner – Wray, Colorado
Milton Taylor – Hartley, New South Wales, Australia
Pop Wagner – St. Paul, Minnesota
Barry Ward – Elbert, Colorado
Yampa Valley Boys – Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Tickets in person at King Soopers, online at www.ColoradoCowboyGathering.com or call 1-866-464-2626

Last Minute Holiday Gifts

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Looking for a memorable gift?  Tickets to the January 21 and 22 Colorado Cowboy Gathering would be a great stocking stuffer for your favorite cowboy or cowgirl.  If they love cowboy poetry or Western music, this Gathering would be a terrific way to give the gift of fun.  Twenty well known Cowboy entertainers and Western singers/poets will be on hand to keep the attendees toes tapping.  Info and tickets at www.coloradocowboygathering.com or call 303-433-4949.

Another great idea is the new CD. Sleigh Belles. from The Sweethearts in Carhartts. The new holiday CD, featuring Jean Prescott, Yvonne Hollenbeck and Liz Masterson is now available.  Order yours today for 22.00 postage included at http://www.thesweetheartsincarhartts.com/Music.htm

Colorado Cowboy Gathering Jan 21 and 22

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Celebrating 22 years of the very best in Cowboy Poetry, Western Music, Traditional Folk Arts and all the fun of a family reunion…

Liz Masterson and Diana Raven present the 2011 Colorado Cowboy Gathering.

Friday January 21 and Saturday January 22.   New, bigger location!

Ranum High School, 2401 West 80th Ave. Denver, CO 80221.

Highlights include:

Friday features Riders in the Sky with Liz Masterson, Andy Nelson, Pop Wagner & Carol Heuchan

Saturday features Waddie Mitchell with Doris Daley and Jon Chandler & the Witchitones

Saturday – January 22, 2011

Daytime Theme Sessions
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

family friendly sessions of cowboy music and poetry, including authentic chuckwagon grub.

Peformers Include:
Jon Chandler – Commerce City, Colorado
Doris Daley – Turner Valley, Alberta, Canada
Mark Gardner & Rex Rideout – Cascade & Conifer, Colorado
Carol Heuchan – Cooranbong, New South Wales, Australia
Susie Knight – Evergreen, Colorado
Liz Masterson – Denver, Colorado
Deb Carpenter-Nolting – Bushnell, Nebraska
Tim Nolting – Bushnell, Nebraska
Al ‘Doc’ Mehl – Westminster, Colorado
Andy Nelson – Pinedale, Wyoming
John Schaffner – Wray, Colorado
Milton Taylor – Hartley, New South Wales, Australia
Pop Wagner – St. Paul, Minnesota
Barry Ward – Elbert, Colorado
Yampa Valley Boys – Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Tickets will be avail online after Nov. 1, 2010.

More information and tickets at http://www.coloradocowboygathering.com

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

It’s Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering Time!

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

2010 is starting out on a great note!  It’s Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering time.  Hope you will drop by and say Hi! if you are at the Gathering.

2009 was a great year as well.   I was honored when my latest CD, ROADS to COLORADO received the 2009 Will Rogers Cowboy Award for “Best Western Album” from the Academy of Western Artists. It’s got 12  songs, and a poem I wrote with Doris Daley.  All the great guitar tracks are done by the fabulous Mike Dowling!  www.mikedowling.com The title cut is the great song written by Michael Fleming of New West.

2 new CDs in progress! A Western Swing project with my good friend, fabulous fiddler, Ron Jones is one CD. It’s coming along, and we’ll let you know when it’s done!    I’m also working on another album of cowgirl songs and yodeling!

“Sweethearts in Carhartts” I’m working with Jean Prescott and Yvonne Hollenbeck! This is a fun show of poetry, music and collaborations about Ranch Women!   We’ve been well-received at some festivals, are ready to roll!    For bookings:  Jean at 325-583-2553   www.jeanprescott.com

Liz Masterson and the Cactus Crooners – yes, I started this group in 1984, and we’re alive and kickin’ with Western Swing for all occasions!

Corn Beef Wranglers – Cowboy Music with a Celtic Twist!  I’m enjoying playing with this new band that includes Julia Hays and Ron Jones on fiddle and Rock Eggen on accordion and tin whistle.  We’ve had some nice concerts and festivals this year, and looking forward to St. Patrick’s Day!

Music of the Civil War – I’ve got a show for schools and cultural centers with Rex Rideout. He is a great old-time musician, plays a variety of instruments and is a walking historian.

Liz Masterson Solo – As much as I love collaborations with my musical friends, I also love the simplicity of working alone.   I’m continuing and expanding a variety of programs.