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My friend Lorraine Rawls is a singer/songwriter I met at the NCPG in Elko several years ago. For a couple of years Lorraine talked about going to France. I always said sounds great take me with you and she always said ok, I'll find us a gig and I never really thought anything would come of it. Next thing I know she's not only gone over there and lived with a French family for a month while taking a total immersion French course, she's found these French cowboys. They raise bulls for these bloodless bullfights and they are really cool and she's gonna put together an exhibit on them and could I come shoot some video for the exhibit.
We've made 4 trips to France in the last couple of years and this fall I'm trying to edit on that project. That is pretty much what I've been up to when I haven't been out chasing cows. Here's a trailer
for the show.
Mid august I got to go on a 4 day pack trip generously donated by John Doran to benefit the Western Folklife Center. Two couples, Gerry & Cynthia Riggs and Monty & Jacque Riggs (good friends but not relatives) bought the trip at last year's silent auction. Charlie Seemann came along to rep for the Folklife Center. What a great time!
The country was really beautiful ... way different scenery than I'm used to in Arizona. Lots of big timber, lush meadows and spectacular views. Water everywhere.
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