Romancing the West’s “Time Travels through the American West” comes to High Plains Western Heritage Center Sunday, August 26th at 2:00 pm. Singer/songwriter Christina Lynn Martin and Cowboy Poet and Balladeer Butch Martin co-produce and perform in the time traveling documentary concert telling the human story of over 250 years of the people of the American West through their trials, tribulations and triumphs and celebrating their diverse cultures, lives and legacy’s.
The story of Western Expansionism is told in historic photographs, rare film, video, live poetry and original music written by Christina, songs about the West including “City of Roses” (Portland), “California” “Columbia” (Columbia River) and “Oh Oregon” written for the 150th birthday of Oregon. Butch recites master poems of the old West like “The Ballad of William Sycamore”. As the show moves from the old West into the modern West the music ranges from traditional Western, folk/Celtic to jazz, big band and pop/rock. Within the show is a moving tribute to veterans, a majestic musical tribute to National Parks, and to hometown America.
This April marks the fifth consecutive year of touring with the show in National Trail Centers, concert series, and theaters and this represents the first time the show has come to South Dakota, which is represented in the history within the show.
The Martin’s Mission continues to be “to foster love and respect for our fellow man and the love of this land by telling the sometimes painful story of Western Expansionism and celebrating the diverse cultures whose stories continue to inform and inspire our Nation and our world.” The couple make their home in a log cabin in Applegate Valley at Cougar Mountain Ranch surrounded by kids and grandkids, where they also record their weekly radio show Whittler’s Corner and it’s history segment “Time Travels through the American West”.
Tickets-10.00 per person at the door at 825 Heritage Drive Spearfish, SD
Get tickets by phone: (605) 642-9378