2018 Performers

Gary Robertson

Thousand Oaks, California

Gary is the 2016 recipient of the Academy of Western Artists Buck Ramsey Award for Cowboy Poet of the Year.  He has also published his first book of original Cowboy Poetry, “A Treasure Trove of Memories.

Gary has been writing for as long as he can remember.  He started publishing and performing his poetry in the early ‘90s.  Prior to that, he told his poems around tailgates, in branding pens, in tack rooms, cafes and bars to anyone that couldn’t out run him.  In addition to his new book, Gary has three CDs of his work, and he has been published in several national publications (including “Cowboy Poetry: The Reunion“) and he has been an Honored Guest at CowboyPoetry.com.

Today, Gary, his wife Marianne, and their son, Clayton, live and work on the historic Greenfield Ranch in Ventura County, California.