POWELL, Wyo. - Baxter Black fans can get discounted tickets now through Christmas to see the cowboy humorist in person at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Nelson Performing Arts Center in Powell, Wyo.
Black has made a name for himself across America as a cowboy, poet, philosopher and radio commentator. He is the featured entertainment at the Jan. 19-20 Spring Roundup 2012, a business-focused conference for agriculture producers. This year’s lineup of national, regional and local speakers will focus on risk management.
Promoters for the Spring Roundup are touting the discounted Baxter Black tickets as a great Christmas gift for that cowboy or farmer who’s hard to buy for.
Tickets to Black’s Jan. 19 performance in Powell are available in advance for $20 apiece until Dec. 25 when they’ll sell for $25 apiece. They can be reserved online or by calling Stacy Gilman at 307-754-6062.
They’re also available in Powell at Dan’s Boot and Saddle and the Northwest College Bookstore.
Tickets will be sold at the door for $30, however, advance reservations are recommended because of limited seating.
Black was trained as a large-animal veterinarian but his philosopher’s bend, poetic mind and cowboy attitude put him in demand as a personal speaker.
He’s published over a dozen books of fiction, poetry and commentary, plus he hosts a syndicated weekly radio program, “Baxter Black on Monday” and writes a syndicated weekly newspaper column, “On the Edge of Common Sense.” He’s also a regular commentator for National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition.”
When asked what inspired him to become a poet, Black’s answer is “Just sort of an accident. I thought I was a song writer.” Among the most influential people in his life, he lists his parents, ag teacher, veterinary mentor and best boss.
Black defines a cowboy as “Someone who can replace a uterine prolapse in a range cow in a three-section pasture with nothing but a horse and a rope.”
Some of his most recent proverbs include: “Timing has a lot to do with the success of a rain dance,” “The large print giveth and the small print taketh away” and “There’s lots of cowboys out there, friends, you just can’t see ‘em from the road.”
Black isn’t the only one with name recognition at the Spring Roundup 2012. The two-day conference boasts a lineup of names familiar to those in the agriculture industry.
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