Folk musician brings back days of cowboys

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LOVELL – Folk musician Skip Gorman, who brings the world of the American cowboy back to life through his music, will perform at 7 p.m. today at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts.

His music is simple, yet poignant. His songs are about cattle drives, cowboys, their horses, Spanish “vaqueros” and cowgirls. Bluegrass Unlimited describes him as “a masterful interpreter of cowboy ballads as well as a superb instrumentalist on guitar, fiddle and mandolin. A much welcome change from the world of formulated recording productions.”

The former high-school Spanish and history teacher combines a Latin American studies degree with 25 years of performing experience. Performances include Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion and Ken Burn’s documentary films “Baseball” and “Lewis & Clark.”

Gorman has released six recordings on the Rounder, Folk Legacy and Marimac labels, and is featured on many others.

Admission is a $10 donation. For more information, call 925-2792.

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