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Cowboy Poetry to feature Baxter Black

By: Staff Report
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Baxter Black is back for the 2012 Cowboy Poetry show in November. Black will headline the list of entertainers for the Cowpoke Fall Gathering Cowboy Poetry, presented by the Cowpoke Foundation, to be held Nov. 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 at the Blue Goose Event Center. Tickets go on sale Oct. 1. This year the event benefits Ride To Walk, the Breast Health Center at Sutter Roseville, and the renovation project of the Blue Goose Event Center. Black was described by the “New York Times” as “probably the nation’s most successful living poet.” According to promoters, Black can shoe a horse, string a barbed wire fence and bang out a Bob Wills classic on his flat top guitar. A cowboy poet, ex-veterinarian and team roper, he was raised in New Mexico and spent his working life in the mountain west. Another featured entertainer is Rusty Richards, who is a real cowboy and grew up in Modjeska Canyon. Richards was also a Hollywood cowboy and as a young man he worked as a "riding-shooting" cowboy and stuntman in many Western films and TV shows, including “Rawhide,” “Wagon Train,” “Gunsmoke,” “Bonanza,” and “Have Gun-Will Travel.” During his long career in Western music, he sang tenor with the Sons of the Pioneers 20 years, beginning in 1963. Entertainer Pat Richardson is cowboy to the bone and his magical words and perfect delivery make him one of the most respected entertainers in the business. Singer Jeff Severson will be the emcee again this year and local John Kintz, Bill Brewster, Jeralynn Strong and Larry Maurice fill in the playbill. This year for the first time tickets will be sold online only, beginning Oct. 1, at www.cowpokefallgathering.com, or by calling (866) 967-8167. All seats are reserved, the cost is $45 for the first 8 rows, all others are $35. COWBOY POETRY What: Variety show of cowboy poets and entertainers When: Nov. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Where: Blue Goose Event Center Tickets: Go on sale Oct. 1, online or by phone only, all seats reserved $45 or $35; (866) 967-8167 Information: www.cowpokefallgathering.com