Many talented people and groups are showcased every year at the Wyoming State Winter Fair. Come out for a little entertainment and a little something to eat, see what great products our Wyoming vendors have to share, and spend a day supporting all that is great about winter in Wyoming!
Performers scheduled to appear:
Coop de ville
Coop de ville is a classic rock, blues and outlaw country band from Lander, WY. Jerry Kendall on Harmonica , Penny Lindsey -Vocals , Tom Hudson - Drums - Vocals , Jim Stevenson - Bass - Vocals , Don Cooper - Guitar - Vocals . Coop deville was formed by Richard Bowman (R.I.P.) in the 1990s . we recorded an original song called Traveling Blues @ Yogo Studios in Lander with Producers Rocky Harting ( Full Blown Mosey ) and Ted Brigham. For more on Coop de ville go to www.wyo10.com 1330 country!
Vocalist, guitarist & songwriter, Kerry writes and performs a rare brand of real country music—because she also lives it, having spent many an hour riding and working cattle! With nine nominations by DJ’s to the Academy of Western Artists and the Nashville Josie Music Awards, she has 3 albums charting and getting radio airplay. In her Fremont County home you’ll find her cookin’ up music for her next performance for Cheyenne Frontier Days, or the Black Hills Bluegrass festival.
If you have heard the tune “Under the Wyoming Moon” you can credit bass player Cal Winland for this original composition. A 5th generation Wyomingite, his numerous original writings reflect his Wyoming heritage, life, and love of the way a story can be best expressed in a song.
Steve Gilmore, hard-driving guitarist and vocalist of the Colorado based High Plains Tradition Band, will be joining Kerry and Cal. Steve has played venues from California to Kentucky and Canada to Ireland.
Kerry, Steve, and Cal are excited to perform at the Wyoming State Winter Fair and hope you pull up a chair for a listen.
Drones Over Yellowstone featuring Eva Bath
Drones Over Yellowstone is a three-piece Indie/Folk/Rock band from Riverton, Wyoming. The bands members are Aaron Baldes: Vocals/Guitar, Trav Smith: Vocals/Bass, and Chance Bradbury: Vocals/Drums. DOY has teamed up with Fremont County vocalist Eva Bath for this year’s Wyoming State Winter Fair to present several collaborative original songs along with the bands original music and a plethora of covers spanning many generations.
Pipes and Drums of the Lander City Fire Department
The LVFD Pipe Ban is a 501 C 3 organization whose mission is to uphold the musical traditions of Scotland by providing high quality music to our community. The Lander Volunteer Fire Department (LVFD) Pipe Band also exists to support our local firefighters, law enforcement officers, and members of the military whenever needed. The means to reach the band’s goals include teaching beginners, performing with local Honor and Color Guards, participating in pipe band competitions, and performing in public and local events in Lander, Fremont County, and beyond. The motivation to carry on this tradition stems from the rich Scottish heritage in Fremont County brought here by Scottish immigrants and sheepherders as well as the strong connection that Pipe and Drum bands have with firefighters, military and law enforcement personnel.
Traditional Native Hoop Dancers
The dancers will illustrate the relationship between people and nature by depicting various plants, animals and birds. The dance requires great coordination and stamina and was traditionally performed by warriors preparing for battle. It is also used in spiritual healing ceremonies and for entertainment purposes. The hoop is considered to be a sacred symbol to many Native American people, and it is believed that the dancers gain spiritual strength as they move through the hoops.
Andy Vasquez - Native American Flutist
Andrew Vasquez is a member of the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma. He has long been known as an accomplished singer and dancer and in fact toured the world with the New York based American Indian Dance Theatre. It was while he was on tour with the group that Vasquez was introduced to the flute. He “made a trade” for a flute and began to fill in as a flutist for rehearsals. He was taken by the instrument and began to develop his own style and, eventually, his own compositions. Although Andrew doesn’t play what are considered traditional compositions, he approaches all of his songs with a well-defined reverence and respect. He considers all flute playing a cultural contribution, be it for ceremonies, harvest, prayer, love songs or even putting children to sleep. Andrew composes all of his own songs and says everything he plays comes from his heart.