Music of the Old West at Sail, Power and Steam
Rockland — Skip Gorman will present songs, stories and poems of the Old West Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sail, Power and Steam Museum at Sharp's Point South, 75 Mechanic St.
Through his music, Gorman brings back to life the workaday world of the cowboys of the American West. His music is not the music of the Hollywood cowboy but rather the simple, yet beautifully poignant music that was performed around campfires by cowboys and westward settlers in the 19th century. Gorman brings to this music a scholar's knowledge of the cowboy's Celtic, Spanish and Afro-American roots as well as the personal experience gained by working as a cowboy on a ranch in Wyoming, along with an exquisite touch as a singer, guitarist, fiddler and mandolinist.
Gorman has performed on Garrison Keillor's “A Prairie Home Companion,” at bluegrass festivals, cowboy gatherings and at folk venues throughout the United States and Europe. He frequently presents programs and concerts at schools and museums, educating and entertaining in authentic cowboy garb while playing period instruments. Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns has featured Gorman's music in both “Lewis and Clark” and “Baseball.”
Tickets are $12, in advance or at the door. Seats are limited, so reserve them by calling 701-7627 or 596-0200. For more information, send email to email@example.com or visit sailpowerandsteammuseum.org.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.