Santa Clarita City Briefs is spotlighting performers appearing at the 2012 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by Lockheed Federal Credit Union, at the Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio. The festival is running from April 19 – 22 in Santa Clarita, California.
From his earliest days on the remote Nevada ranches where his father worked, Waddie was immersed in the cowboy way of entertaining, the art of spinnin’ tales in rhyme and meter that came to be called cowboy poetry, a Western tradition that is as rich as the lifestyle that gave birth to it.
Within his stories, old in a voice that is timeless and familiar, are the common bonds we all share, moments both grand and commonplace, the humorous and the tragic, the life and death struggles and triumphs that we each recognize. And yet, Waddie presents his material with personal insights and the lessons learned during his life spent as a buckaroo.