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Oktoberfest 2014: Eastern Stampede
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, 5-10:30 p.m.
JFK Library, Cheney Campus
816 F Street
Cheney, WA 99004
Live Music: The Panhandle Cowboys
A singing farmer & a poetic cowboy teamed up to blend their talents & the result is an easy listening, toe-tapping combination of Poems set to music & Western songs.
"FARMER DAVE" Fulfs, Pullman, Washington
Farmer Dave is a songwriter & singer, accompanied by his guitar. He likes the old western style music.
Dave is a third generation Whitman County farmer, born & raised in the Palouse farming country, famous for its rich volcanic soil & hillside farming. A husband, father & grandfather, he has enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, ATVs & horseback trips into wilderness areas. Most things have slid away and music has come to the forefront, after a 30 year lay off. "I like to write about the old cowboy days when your horse was your best friend and a hand shake was your word." Farmer Dave
JB BARBER, Genesee, Idaho
JB's cowboy roots extend back to Southern Texas and eventually take hold in Northern Idaho. As a young man, rodeo was the game, bronc and bull riding in Western Oregon. Later, team roping became a passion and coaching the kids' O-Mok-See's and horse shows. Cowboy poetry didn't come on to the scene until John and his family settled on the Palouse of Northern Idaho 16 years ago. Maybe it was the quirky team-roping horse (Crazy Alice) or the even quirkier cattle dog that one day brought home a Norbest frozen turkey (there's a poem in there somewhere that has not yet been written).
Combined with the odd 4-H and FFA pigs, roping steers, chickens, ducks, donkeys, etc., the cowboy way of life, both old
and new, began pouring out in the form of poetry. The retired team-roping horse is still in the pasture and the cattle dog
rests under the pine trees at the place outside of Genesee, Idaho. There are plenty more stories and poems left to tell.