Mosey into Everett for cowboys songs, poetry

  • Wed Apr 28th, 2010 7:11pm
  • Life

“Happy Trails,” “Red River Valley” and “My Boots and Saddle” are all traditional and timeless cowboy favorites.

So if you want to sashay back to a simpler time or sing along to these and other iconic melodies of the open range, mosey over to Historic Everett Theatre tonight for a Hometown Hootenany that features “Songs of the American Cowboy.”

This month’s live music show features Rockin HW, whose members are Michael Witaker, Alan Halvorson and Morry Walter. The group performs a combination of original western songs and cowboy poetry.

David Lee Howard will also be on stage, using his 12-string guitar to play such tunes as “Ghost Riders in the Sky” and “Old El Paso.”

Cowboy musician Charlie Spring and singer, songwriter and harmonica player J.W. McClure are also on tap. The six-piece Hometown Band returns for this gig.

In addition to playing old timey cowboy tunes like “Cattle Call,” the audience can expect to hear some modern hits as well, such as the Toby Keith-Willie Nelson song “Beer for My Horses” and the Garth Brooks’ number “Night Rider’s Lament.”

“Songs of the American Cowboy” starts at 7:30 tonight at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett.

Tickets are $15, $12 and $5 for kids 12 and under. Call 425-258-6766, or 800-838-3006 or go to www.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets are also sold at the door one hour before show time.

Herald staff