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Songs, music, poetry of American West at Gallo
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MODESTO  – An afternoon of old western entertainment arrives at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. with Don’t Fence Me In: Songs, Music, and Poetry of the American West.

The show stars Wylie and The Wild West (featuring cowboy songs and high plains yodeling), The Quebe Sisters Band (sharing western swing and Texas fiddling), Los Texmaniacs (a Tex-Mex conjunto), North Bear (Northern plains pow-wow drum and song) and rodeo poet Paul Zarzyski.

 Tickets for this performance range from $10 to $45. A 15% discount is available for groups of 15 or more.  For tickets or more information, visit or call (209) 338-2100. 

 From the range, ranch, reservation and roadhouse, from the valley of the Rio Grande to the Bitteroot Mountains, Don’t Fence Me In: Songs, Music and Poetry of the American West explores the region’s celebrated musical and oral culture. Cowboy songs and poetry, high plains yodeling, western swing fiddle and vocal harmonies, lively Tex-Mex polkas and rancheras, and Northern Plains pow-wow drum and song are performed by an assemblage of exceptional artists – all working cowboys and other authentic representatives of today’s western culture. Appearing several times throughout the performance in different musical roles and configurations that will surprise and delight audiences, these artists express the vitality, power and ever-evolving nature of tradition.