5.06. Deep West Sheep Camp, Part III

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April 14 2009 (Date created)
5.06 - 4/14/09
Deep West Sheep Camp, Part III
Cowboy poet and songwriter Ernie Sites from Wendell, Idaho, has come to Elko for the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering every year since he stumbled onto it by accident in 1986. Each year at the Gathering and at other events throughout the region, the Western Folklife Center invites anyone to sign up to be interviewed and join the ranks of people who have recorded their stories and experiences in the Deep West ("Tell Your Story") Sheep Camp, a portable recording studio. The stories then become a part of the permanent oral history and story collections of the Western Folklife Center Archives. We spoke with Ernie Sites in the Deep West Sheep Camp in January 2009 about his life and career in western music and education. Also featured is "When the Sun Shines on the Sawtooths," a poem he performed at the 1989 Gathering, and "Trailin' Back to Old Mexico," from Ernie's 1992 album, Saddle Bags and Wishes.
Length: 10:39
Creator and/or Contributor
Ross Fuqua (narrator), Ernie Sites (performer)
1 (program)
English (Languages)
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Ross Fuqua (narrator)
Ernie Sites (performer)