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Hire Liz today!

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Did you receive a recent postcard mailing from Liz? Contact her today to book a show for your special event this summer or fall. Times are booking up so don’t wait another moment if you want quality, fun entertainment that will dazzle your attendees. Especially great for milestone moments like anniversaries, birthdays and more.  Also great for company or corporate picnics and gatherings. Or, why not gather a few friends for a home concert.  It will be an event to remember.

Call or email today!       303-433-4949         lizmasterson@comcast.net

Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering 2014

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

The 25th annual Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering  will be held at 2 locations in Golden,Thur. Jan. 16 through Sun. Jan 19, 2014. Opening night with Baxter Black and Saturday Night with Riders in the Sky at the Green Center at the Colorado School of Mines . Friday and Saturday events will take place at  at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St., in Golden. Check the official website to see where your favorite entertainers will be playing. If you love cowboy poetry or Western music, this is the place to be Jan 16-19!  

Click here for the complete schedule:  http://www.coloradocowboygathering.com/Schedule.html   See Liz Friday and Saturday during the day and at the Jackpot Finale on Sunday afternoon.

2014 Highlights include:
Thursday Night BAXTER BLACK  January 16, 2014  7:30 p.m. Green Center, Colorado School of Mineswith New West
Friday, Jan 17, 12 HOURS OF ENTERTAINMENT, starting at 10 a.m., at the American Mountaineering Center
Sat. Jan 18 DAYTIME LINE-UP, starting at 10 a.m., at the American Mountaineering Center
Saturday Night  RIDERS IN THE SKY, 7:30 p.m. Green Center at School of Mines
Sun. Jan 19, 2014 COWBOY CHURCH 10 am, American Mountaineering Center
Sunday Matinee JACKPOT FINALE 1:00 pm, American Mountaineering Center

Chuckwagon meal available Fri. 5-7 pm, Sat 11 am-1 pm, Sat 5 pm-7 pm and Sun. 11 am-1 pm. Buy your tickets today as a sellout is expected! 

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.

Liz Masterson and High Prairie Band April 8

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Come see Liz Masterson and High Prairie Band, Friday April 8, 7 pm, 7137 East Parker Hills Ct., Parker, 80138 (Parker Hills Bible Fellowship).  Doors open at 6:30 pm.  Admission-suggested donation of 10.00 per person (maximum of 30.00 per family).  Info: highprairieband@comcast.net

Liz Masterson & High Prairie Band Concert, Fri. April 8, 7 p.m.

Liz Masterson sings with High Prairie Band Concert, Fri. April 8, 7 p.m.

Liz Masterson and Rex Rideout March 19

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Join us this Saturday, March 19 at 7 pm, for a house concert at Pickin’ on Tennyson with Liz Masterson from Denver and Rex Rideout from Conifer for some of the purtiest singing you will ever hear!

Liz and Rex have teamed up together for an evening of Music of the West spiced with stories, fun facts, odd instruments & yodeling!

These veteran performers are some of the finest anywhere in the West – or the East! They have each been performing for many years.

Liz, 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.  Liz’s latest CD, Roads to Colorado, received the Will Rogers’ Award for Best Western Album of 2009.

Rex, a long-time student of the music and songs of the 19th-Century American West, has performed at countless historic sites and museums across the West. His music has also been featured on television and radio. Rex plays many musical instruments: mandolin, fiddle, guitar, banjo, and tin whistle, to name just a few.

Rex has just released a wonderful CD,   entitled Ladies’ Choice.

We are eagerly waiting to see Rex in the movie “Cowboys and Aliens” to be released in July.
A $10 donation is requested and reservations are recommended.

Pickin’ on Tennyson is located at 4252 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212. This music store is south of I-70 between Sheridan & Federal on the east & west and between 38th and 44th, north and south. If you need better directions than that, call Suzie, 303.638.3725.

We hope to see you soon! It will be a wonderful evening.

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

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