Cowboy poet Tom Zachry visiting Gold Hill Hotel June 2

Tom Zachry performs at the Gold Hill Hotel on June 2.

Tom Zachry performs at the Gold Hill Hotel on June 2.

Tom Zachry, retired Dayton schoolteacher, cowboy singer and poet, will share songs, poems and stories of old-time Dayton characters, including Rocky Adamson, at the second part of “Tom’s Fairly Western” at Gold Hill Hotel’s next Thursday evening presentation at 7:30 p.m. June 2.

Zachry taught at the Dayton Elementary School for about 30 years. The title of his show comes from a comment former Dayton Constable Rocky Adamson made when asked if Zachry was a cowboy. Adamson answered, “Tom’s fairly Western.”

Zachry said Adamson was one of his big influences. He performed with him at the former End of the Trail Saloon in Dayton and the former Golden Gate Bar in Silver City. He has been writing and playing music and poetry since he moved to Dayton in 1980. His show consists not only of his own songs and poetry, but also old-time music — some of which dates to the 1800s.

Dinner is 4-8 p.m.; the presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Room of the Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St., Gold Hill.

For dinner reservations, call 775-847-0111.

Upcoming presentations include: Civil War History with Sgt. Major, aka Brian Staples, on June 9; and Wild Horses of the Virginia/Flowery Ranges with Bonnie Matton on June 16.


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