Nancy & Jon at the Western Trading Post's Western Heritage Celebration
Nancy is known best in the Western music community for her unique style of cowboy music. Audiences are enraptured by an alluring vibrato voice that some declare is pure folk, while others deem perfect for gospel, swing or blues; each drawn in by sweet Celtic undertones that tug at the heart.
If the melody and voice are not enough to stop you dead in your tracks, her provoking lyrics will. Songs like "Wild Rose", "Autumn's On Its Way", "White Tanks" and of course, "Where The Wind Blows A Different Song ", nominated for Western Music Association Song of the Year in 2011, establish Nancy as a true master of Western music.
This poet, singer, musician and author may be petite and soft-spoken, but she hits the stage in a big way, bringing her love of land.....and our Western heritage to every performance. Led by true grit and cowboy know-how, this Ohio-born country girl is weaving a legendary trail of music into the tapestry of the West.
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Arizona singer/songwriter Jon Messenger brings to his audiences a hearty stew concocted from the influences of an eclectic musical background. Influenced by everything he's heard, Jon's original Folk and Western tunes have been well received by audiences at festivals and gatherings throughout the West, and these songs reflect Jon's love of the myth and beauty and spirit and truth of the American West, past, present, and future.
Bringing a unique approach to today's Cowboy and Western Music, Jon's vocal and acoustic guitar stylings blend together to bring to all his audiences a haunting and authentic portrait of cowboy life, past and present. Interspersed with the fine Western Music are some wonderful selections of Cowboy Poetry, some by traditional authors, and some original poems from Jon's pen.
Jon has been playing at gatherings, festivals, churches, parties, dinners, etc., etc., for a long timealmost exclusively performing Western Music around the southwest and points east, west and north of Sierra Vista, Arizona for nearly twenty years with a smattering of bluegrass and western swing in the between spots. He was a founding member of the Western trio, Rimfire, and played guitar for the very popular Raw Deal Bluegrass Band. An ongoing collaboration with Jeanne Cahill and Jerome Campbell they of Oklahoma's Call of the West, in 2004 produced the recording Ponydancethe recording features ten original tunes and two treatments of old and new classicsthe title tune was also recorded by award winning Western singer-songwriter Kip Calahan, and Ponydance was among the top five nominees for the Western Music Association's 2004 Song of the Year. The trio of musicians also collaborated on Jon's latest release, entitled Spirits. The tune Spirits of Truth, which inspired the album title, was nominated for Song of the Year by the WMA in 2005, and the recording was also among the top five nominees for Traditional Album of the Year. His most recent release, Blue Light Special #2, is an eclectic blend of tunes that constitutes a most enjoyable departure from the norm.
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