Folk Music of the Old West Closes this Summer’s American West Program at Colorado State

The final event of the American West Program this summer will be a folk music performance by well-known Denver entertainer Roz Brown.

The performance replaces the originally scheduled program, "No God West of Fort Smith: The Outlaws of the Indian Territory" by Garrick Bailey, which has been cancelled.

The event, free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. July 31 in C146 Plant Sciences Building at Colorado State University.

Brown performs traditional turn of the century tunes, Old West ballads and cowboy poetry. He accompanies his songs with the autoharp, an instrument invented in 1883 that adds an authentic feeling to his repertoire.

Brown performs weekly at the famed Buckhorn Exchange Restaurant, Denver’s oldest restaurant and a favorite of Buffalo Bill Cody. Roz Brown has performed for 20 years, making numerous recordings and appearing throughout the country and at Australian Music Festivals.

"I like to think of this music as a Lowell Thomas travelogue for the mind," Brown wrote of his music. "If you let your thoughts wander freely, you will truly experience Colorado and the west from times gone by."

This year’s American West Program is supported by the Office of the Academic Vice President/Provost and by the Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Fund.

Call Harry Rosenberg, series coordinator, at (970) 491-5230 for more information.