Cowboy poet Tony Argento will perform Tuned Up and Twisted Cowboy Poetry at its Best and Echoes o’ Abraham Lincoln at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11.
The event is part of the Gold Hill’s Thursday night presentations at the historic hotel, 1540 Main St., Gold Hill.
Argento began reciting cowboy poetry in grade school in 1965 at age 5. He refers to his style of reciting cowboy poetry as; “Tuned up and twisted.”
Notable poems he has recited are “The Devil’s Tail” by Gail Gardner, and “The Shootin’ of Dan McGrew” and “The Cremation of Sam McGee” by Robert W. Service.
He admiringly acknowledges the writers of the poems he recites out of respect, and says, “I like the idea of continuing the poet’s stories so others can enjoy them, too.”
Argento performs as a cowboy poet, humorist, storyteller and entertainer. In addition, he does Civil War recitations.
The presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Room. Dinner is from 4-8 p.m.
The cost is $25 for the dinner and lecture and $10 for the lecture only. For reservations, call the Gold Hill Hotel at 775-847-0111.
Upcoming lectures include: John Tyson’s American Cowboy on Feb. 17 and Candace Wheeler’s Silver Terrace Cemeteries on March 3. Another presentation, whose content is to be announced, is planned Feb. 24.