Yippee Ki Ho-Ho-Ho

This holiday season, let's harken back to a simpler time. A time without iPads, GPS systems, 3-D movies or Facebook obsessions. A time when folklore was mighty interesting and groups of eager ranch hands would sit around a blazing fire and share tall tales late into the night. If this sounds like your idea of an evening well spent, come check out Michael Martin Murphey's Cowboy Christmas at Bass Performance Hall. For a straight decade, this cowboy poet has crafted prose and sung melodies inspired by the open plains. Picture herds of noisy cattle pushing past a tangle of tumbleweed on a clear blue day in the middle of the Texas Prairie. Just you and the natural appeal of a dusty trail ride. If that doesn't move you this holiday, folks, maybe you ought to consider throwing out your cowboy boots and trading them in for a fancy pair of your grandfather would be ashamed of you, sissy. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday. And you might just want to leave those cutesy cell phones at home. Visit basshall.com for tickets.
Tue., Dec. 14, 7 p.m., 2010
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