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Phone: 512 864 3841
For grades: 4th through 12, and universities
Requirements for live visit: none
Fees for live visit: From $400.00
Funding: Texas Commission on The Arts``P.O.Box 13406, Austin, TX 78711``ac 512 463-5535``Oklahoma Arts Council``P. O. Box 52001-2001``Oklahoma City, OK 73152-001``ac 405 521-2931


Storyteller/musician, traditional folk music »

THE GREAT AMERICAN WEST is a performance by master storyteller and folk singer Bob Sawyer. THE GREAT AMERICAN WEST will take you back in time before fences, highways and instant communication to a time when news traveled no faster than the horse. Relive the excitment of the development of our great country presented in a format that's fun and will thrill all Americans from four to 104.

THE GREAT AMERICAN WEST production can be divided into two one-hour presentations which are factual exciting and fun.

PART I presents the epic story of Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery, a great story for all ages,as we approach the bi-centennial celebration of this event.

PART II of THE GREAT AMERICAN WEST is a one-hour presentation in story and song about the birth of the American Cowboy and the great trail drives as the cowboy drove the longhorns from Texas to the cowtowns in Kansas and beyond.

Anytime is always the right time to go back to the roots of our American folk music. You may schedule a folk music session and enjoy and experience the traditional folk songs such as Sweet Betsy From Pike, I Ride an Old Paint or The Red River Valley.
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Master Storyteller Bob Sawyer is a native of Texas. He has performed for the last three summers in Yellowstone National Park as a storyteller/musician, entertaining over 200 guests per evening, five nights a week. Bob Sawyer also appeared for a one week engagement at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, WY, telling the epic story of Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery. Most recently, he has appeared at the Gaslight Theatre in Lockhart, Texas, and also at the S.T.A.G.E., Inc., in Bulverde, Texas, just outside San Antonio, Texas, with sold out performances here. Bob Sawyer has the unique ability to bring THE GREAT AMERICAN WEST in both story and song that will thrill audiences of all ages.

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