AHWAHNEE — Eight time winner of WMA Entertainer of the Year Award, and recent inductee into the Western Music Hall of Fame, Dave Stamey paints lyrical images of the West through song, music and humor.
Stamey will be taking the stage at Coolwater Ranch on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m., and passes are now available.
Stamey has been bucked off and stomped by many horses. He has been stepped on by mules and dragged around branding pens by cattle of many sizes. He’s ridden in the rain, in the snow, in the rain some more, in pretty nasty heat, and in feedlot pens where the air was thick and decidedly fragrant. He’s even wrangled dudes.
He is an entertainer now, and makes his living inflicting himself upon innocent people at music festivals, agricultural banquets and backyard barbecues. He finds he prefers this. He lives in Nipomo, California. He bets you don’t know where that is.
Cowboys and Indians Magazine has called him “the Charley Russell of Western Music.” Western Horseman Magazine has declared his “Vaquero Song” to be one of the greatest Western songs of all time. In 2010 , 2011 and 2013 True West Magazine named him Best Living Western Solo Musician.
Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one of the most popular Western entertainers working today. He has been voted eight times Entertainer of the Year, six times Male Performer of the Year, and five times Songwriter of the Year by the Western Music Association, and received the Will Rogers Award from the Academy of Western Artists. He’s delighted audiences in twenty-three states, and finds that he prefers this to being stomped by angry horses. (http://www.davestamey.com)
“Dave Stamey is one of the best Western songwriters alive today. His melodies blend perfectly with his lyrics to the point where you can almost feel the wind against your face and smell the soft scent of the sage. He never fails to engage his audience and take them on a rewarding journey through the panorama of the West.”
–Mike Fleming, Director, Santa Clarita, CA Cowboy Festival.
Dave’s shows tend to sell out fast, so if you want to be assured a seat, please pick up your passes soon. In case of “weather” please stay in touch with the Coolwater Ranch Facebook Page page in case Robin needs to move the venue.
Passes for this show are available now at Oakhurst Feed and Mountain Feed and Nursery, or you can contact host Robin Ralston at 559-760-1134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to have a reservation at the door. Suggested donation for the artist is $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
Concerts at the ranch are small not for profit (an understatement, says Robin!) social events attended by about 40 friends, neighbors and family. About 20 additional seats are available by arrangement to interested listeners.
Coolwater Ranch is located in Ahwahnee, just ten minutes from Oakhurst at 45680 Forest Ridge Drive.
Just a few house rules attendees are asked to follow please: no alcohol, drugs or smoking and no children under 16. The Coolwater Concert Series is sponsored in part by Tenaya Lodge.
As always, there will be a variety of foods and non-alcoholic beverages available at no extra cost.
For more information on concerts at the Coolwater Ranch, visit their website.
Future Concerts at the Ranch:
David Grier – Mar. 25
Michael Chapdelaine – Apr. 15
Claude Bourbon – May 20
Preston Reed – Oct. 14
Chris Proctor – Nov. 11
For more info please call host Robin Ralston at 559-760-1134. See you there!