Gypsy Cowbelle, Les Hamilton Perform at Meeteetse Museums

“Miss V,” the Gypsy Cowbelle and Les Hamilton Perform at Meeteetse Museums, July 14, 6 PM

Miss V, the Gypsy Cowbelle, will perform an outdoor concert at Meeteetse Museums starting at 6 pm on Friday, July 14, 2017. She will be accompanied by Les Hamilton, who, with his late wife, created the much-acclaimed band “Prickly Pair.” Together, Miss V and Les will perform original songs and cowbilly favorites that relate to the heritage of Wyoming and the West. Admission is free. Authentic Mexican food by the highly-praised “Nena’s” will also be available!
Miss V has been performing her brand of “genuine cowbilly music” around the country and Wyoming for years. In addition to musical performances in 25 states, “V” hosts workshops nationwide and in 2013 completed her debut documentary, “The Modern Day Homesteader.” She has produced five CDs, performed at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, is endorsed by the Wyoming Arts Council, and has been featured in books, magazines, videos, television shows, newspapers, and radio interviews coast to coast since 1995. Much of her life experience came from spending fourteen years on a remote Wyoming ranch where she picked up homesteader skills, such as haying and logging with horses, sewing clothes on treadle machines, building tack and banjos with hand tools, hunting, canning, brewing herbal medicine, trailing cattle and leading pack strings through the mountains. Her homesteader lifestyle is very apparent in her music.
Les Hamilton’s band “Prickly Pair” was nominated for the Best Group or Duo of the Year (1998) by the Western Music Association. They were also nominated for the Rising Star Award (1998) by the Academy of Western Artists. Prickly Pair included Les’ late wife, Locke Hamilton, the group’s lead singer and songwriter. In addition to these accomplishments, Les has taken first place in a number of prestigious fiddle contests and festivals. He also plays a unique “instrument,” sort of a “balloon bagpipe,” which is a lot of fun!
If you like great western music and authentic Mexican food, make sure you attend this entertaining event.