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Moods: Solo Female Artist Country: Americana Country: Honky Tonk Country: Western

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United States - Wyoming

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"V" - The Gypsy Cowbelle

Music is the common thread which binds my life experiences. Now a performing artist for over twenty years, my music reflects the ‘folk’ process of learning by example, rather than through academic means. My teachers ranged from street musicians in New Orleans to finger-picking wizards in the Appalachian Mountains; from old-time banjo frailers in the Pacific Northwest to cowboys in the Wyoming mountains. The result is my signature “Genuine Cowbilly Music".

A musical family with a love of classic country set the formative seed for my style, which was further cultivated by travelling America and caretaking a remote ranch with no modern amenities for fifteen years. The lifestyle inspired me to design and build my proprietary “Plank Banjos.” Immersion in western lore and a lifelong interest in bygone days created the historical dynamic of my repertoire while extensive travels honed the cultural component of my performances.

Employing the folk process, I continue to share American history and culture nationwide, with audiences of all ages, through song. Through interactive workshops, I am helping others create their own instruments and music, as well as teaching traditional folk, country and cowboy tunes to the next generation. Using music as a platform, I aspire to unite audiences, reveal history, evoke creative thought and musical expression, celebrate universal themes and depict characters found along a road less travelled. Most important, I strive to remain “Nothing Fancy but Guaranteed Authentic!”

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