At the 22nd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, slated to be held January 28 through February 4, cowboys will meet to exchange stories, music, and share cultural traditions that have gone on for 150 years.
Darcy Minter, event organizer with the Western Folklife Center in Elko, Nevada, explains their gathering is based on traditional culture, not pop culture.
Minter says the cowboys maintain the oral tradition of reciting poetry and songs that were sung around the campfire or on cattle drives.
In addition, this year there will be cultural exchanges with gauchos the cowboys of Argentina and Brazil.
Minter says some musicians have performed on Garrison Keillors A Prairie Home Companion PBS radio show, but thats about as pop culture as it gets.
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