Back at the Ranch: Cowboy Poetry & Music

We hope you will enjoy exploring this area, our “digital jukebox” where visitors can interact and listen to some great songs and poems ranging from the classics to the contemporary.

Where can I get these Poems and Songs?

The material presented on the “jukebox” is largely drawn from sources in the Western Folklife Center archives and gift shop. These include fieldwork and event recordings, as well as anthologies and commercial recordings by the poets and musicians themselves. Unfortunately, some of these are out of print and unavailable.

We encourage you, our visitors, to support the creative spirit of tradition — and the Western Folklife Center — by purchasing books and recordings that will let artists know they are appreciated.