2013 Performers

Audrey Hankins

Skull Valley, Arizona

Cowboy poet, Audrey Hankins, has come full circle, back to ranch life.  She and husband, Dale Balow, live near Skull Valley, Arizona, where they have just enough cattle and chores to keep them grounded.

“To get to our home, turn off the blacktop onto a dirt road that snakes off a brush-covered ridge. Cross four cattleguards, pass a dirt-tank, a windmill, and turn left at the wood pile.  Warning: GPS directions will vary from “ranch-speak.”

After 25 years of reciting her poems at various Gatherings in the southwest,  Audrey is now content to perform at the Alpine and Prescott, Arizona, Gatherings.  She helps Dale with his windmill/water well business and spends lots of time with their grown kids and grand-kids.