with Bill Rossiter
retired instructor of literature and folklore, chair of the Humanities Division at Flathead Valley Community College
This musical presentation details the values, experiences, humor and tragedies unique to building a life in the rural West. Carving a home out of the high plains wilderness was tough enough, but these songs and stories—some serious, some funny, some seriously funny—show that staying for the long haul added flint to the soul. Rossiter accompanies the songs with guitar, banjo, autoharp, and harmonica. He encourages audience members to share personal or family stories about life on the range.