Pampa's 26th Annual Tribute to Woody Guthrie
- Date: 10/13/2018
- Location: M K Brown Civic Center Heritage Room
Pampa, Texas 79065
Pampa's 26th Annual
Tribute to Woody Guthrie
Ed Montana: Amarillo's premier Cowboy Singer
Ed Montana's deep, resonant voice has been a mainstay of Cowboy music in the Texas Panhandle for many years, here a few words from Ed.
"All I can say is wow, what an adventure it has been...so far! From the polka dance halls of the Midwest with my father's band at age 10 to the Alps of Europe singing songs about Texas and dang near every PRCA Rodeo in between as well as traveling with the original Coors Cowboy Band. I've been very lucky to have traveled all over the beautiful USA doing what I love most...playing music." The Woody Guthrie Folk Music Center is proud to have Ed, along with Andy Hedges help us celebrate our 26th Annual Tribute to Woody Guthrie in Pampa, Texas this coming October. Andy will open the show at
Andy Hedges: A Lubbock Legend in the making
Andy Hedges is a songster, reciter, and guitarist. His varied repertoire includes classic cowboy poetry recitations, obscure cowboy songs, dust bowl ballads, and blues. Andy taught himself to play the guitar when he was 14 and began collecting classic cowboy poems and traditional cowboy songs. He has released 10 albums including four joint projects with songwriter Andy Wilkinson. Andy also hosts a podcast, Cowboy Crossroads which features interviews with poets, musicians, songwriters and historians. Andy lives in Lubbock, Texas with his wife and children.
"Andy could very well carry on the traditions when all of us old guys are gone. I'd feel assured in knowing the music of our great American West was in good hands." - Don Edwards
"Andy is just the kind of artist I like, deep into the tradition and carrying it into the future with his own voice."
- Jim Rooney
"I've always admired Andy Hedges for his longstanding fascination for classic cowboy songs. He sings 'em with just the right amount of grit and wry cowpoke humor." - Michael Martin Murphey
"He embodies the future of the tradition." - Waddie Mitchell
"He makes the old new with his inventive, thoughtful renderings of traditional folk music, creations that come to inhabit their own timeless place among the best roots music." - Margo Metegrano, Cowboypoetry.com
"Hedges blends tradition with vanguard..." - Jennifer Denison, Senior Editor, Western Horseman
“…Andy is at the epicenter of the collective beating heart of cowboy poetry and music. As an artist, and as a man, he is among the finest this renaissance has to offer.” – Randy Rieman
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