On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 7 p.m., The Ozark Folk Center will present a Celebrity Concert with Don Edwards, Grammy nominated cowboy singer and guitarist.
Don is continually building a legacy that enriches our vision of the American West. In tales of the day-to-day lives and emotions of those who have lived it, his ballads paint a sweeping landscape of both mind and heart, keeping alive the sights, sounds and feelings of this most American contribution to culture and art. The quality of this cowboy balladeer’s music stems from the fact that he is so much more than a singer.
Bobby Weaver of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, summed up Edwards’ importance as “…the best purveyor of cowboy music in America today.”
An historian, author and musicologist, unusually well-versed in cowboy lore and musical traditions, Don brings a rare complement of knowing and loving his craft. Mostly though, there is the soul of a poet; a man who has never succumbed to the temptations of presenting a glamorized or romanticized version of the West. Edwards deals with bad weather, petty motivations, sadness, nostalgia and longing, as parts of the landscape like any other.
You won’t want to miss an evening with Don Edwards
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the show starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $20.00. Call 870-269-3851 to purchase tickets.