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April 14, 2011

Henry Real Bird & Fiddlin’ Red Show

Lost Horse Press proudly presents the Henry Real Bird & Fiddlin’ Red Show, an unforgettable evening of red-hot, old-time music and poetry by the current Poet Laureate of Montana, Henry Real Bird. The program takes places on Saturday, 16 April 2011 at 7:30 pm at the Monarch Mountain Cafe. Admission is free and the program is open to everyone.

Henry Real Bird is a poet, rancher, and educator who raises bucking horses on Yellow Leggins Creek in the Wolf Teeth Mountains. He was born and raised on the Crow Indian Reservation in the tradition of the Crow by his grandparents, Mark and Florence Real Bird. Educated in Montana at Crow Agency, Hardin, Bozeman and Billings, he has a Master’s Degree in education. Henry has punched cows, worked in rodeos, and taught school from Kindergarten to college level. He began writing poetry in 1969 after an extended stay in the hospital. He still speaks Crow as his primary language and feels this has helped in writing his poetry. Henry Real Bird is the current Poet Laureate of Montana. His book, Horse Tracks, was released by Lost Horse Press in October 2010 and won the High Plains Book Award the following year in the Best Poetry Book category.

Fiddlin’ Red Simpson is an historian of early American folklore, particularly music, craft and culture, circa 1770-1870. Paying close attention to authenticity in his renditions, Fiddlin’ Red performs his versions of early American folk music on the fiddle, banjo, mandolin and guitar. His music has been used for sound tracks for several documentary movies.