A performance by Dave Stamey of his song “Twelve Mile Road” during the 29th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, February 2, 2013.
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Camera by H. Paul Moon/Shang Ik Moon, editing by H. Paul Moon. This is footage we filmed for a feature-length documentary work-in-progress. Apart from this song performance version, the footage will blend with lyrical visualizations in the finished film. For more information, visit: westdocumentary.com
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one of the most popular Western entertainers working today. He has been voted three times Entertainer of the Year, three times Male Performer of the Year and twice Songwriter of the Year by the Western Music Association, and received the Will Rogers Award from the Academy of Western Artists.
About “Twelve Mile Road,” the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry wrote, “Dave Stamey comes ‘from the dust’—’out where lives are held together / with sweat and baling twine…’—as the title song depicts it in his new CD, ‘Twelve Mile Road.’ He dedicates that song to his father, ‘who lived it’ and to ‘…the little ranchers scattered all over the West, who seem to get by on guts and stubbornness and damn little else…’ ‘Twelve Mile Road’ delivers complex-but-direct fresh and original songs about the real West, fueled by Dave Stamey’s fierce allegiance to that endangered world. He knows the country and he knows what matters.”
For more information, visit: davestamey.com