Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Musician/poet Ken Waldman tours Wyoming this fall -- open dates still available

If you haven't already, pick up the beautiful new 2010-2011 program, "Everything ARTCORE." Cover design is by Eric Lewis and AdBay's Jason Yocum  and Travis Gray designed and produced the program.

ARTCORE plans a busy year for Casper arts lovers: Denver Taiko at Japan Arts Day (Sept. 11); Equality State Book Festival on Sept. 24-25; and Lazer Vaudeville on stage Oct. 14 and conducting school residencies while in Casper. One of wyomingarts' favorites is musician and poet Ken Waldman, who performs at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church on Friday, Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m. He plays original fiddle tunes and reads poems from his many books that include Nome Poems, based on his years teaching and performing in Alaska, and Conditions and Cures.

Ken tells wyomingarts that he has some open dates in his Wyoming and Colorado touring schedule.

Monday, October 4, 8 a.m., Ken begins a week-long residency at North Elementary School in Lander. Following a swing through Colorado that includes stops in Montrose, Telluride, Manitou Springs, Vail, Steamboat Springs and Denver, Ken will be back in Wyoming.

After his stop in Casper, he'll be off to Pinedale where, on Nov. 8, he begins a week-long residency in the schools. On Saturday, Nov. 13, 8 p.m., he performs with Jalan Crossland at the South Lincoln Events and Training Center in Kemmerer. He's off to Lander for five days of residencies sponsored by PALS. And then he travels to Vermont for the next leg of his national tour.

Ken has several open slots in his schedule. Wyoming schools, libraries and non-profit organizations can apply online for a Wyoming Arts Council Open Door grant to fund Ken's foray into your town. See details on the WAC web site at Just click on grants on the page's left sidebar and take it from there. For more info, call the WAC at 307-777-7742.

Learn more about Ken's books and music at