Kim Harrington and Rhonda Sedgwick Stearns live at the High Plains Western Heritage Center.
High Plains Live is pleased to welcome back to the Bruce Miller Theater stage Kim Harrington and Rhonda Sedgwick Stearns. Sit back, relax and enjoy at afternoon of authentic Western music and original Cowboy Poetry. If you don’t have the pleasure of personally experiencing calving or branding at this time of year then come on out and get as close as possible to spirit of the American rancher and cowboy!
Kim Harrington was raised in northern Minnesota. He is a retired construction worker who has always had a fondness in his heart for gospel, old country and cowboy music. He taught himself to accompany his songs on the guitar. His interest in cowboy music grew even stronger when he began to be actively involved in working cattle on horseback at local ranches. In addition to cowboy music, he acquired a desire to learn cowboy poetry as well. He performs at festivals, cowboy gatherings and private parties. Now that he is retired, Kim is happy to have more time to devote to his music.
Rhonda Sedgwick Stearns
Proud to be a 3rd-generation Wyoming rancher, Rhonda Sedgwick Stearns has spent most of her six decades with cattle and horses. Reared within 30 miles of where both her grandfathers pioneered in the livestock business, she has followed a lot of their pony tracks.
As a cowboy poet she has been featured since the 80’s at gatherin’s in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, North and South Dakota, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. In 2000 she became the first woman to receive the All Around Cowboy Culture Award at the National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration at Lubbock, Texas. In 2003 the Academy of Western Artists named her Top Cowgirl Poet of the year. Whether reciting the works of classic cowboy poets Badger Clark, S. Omar Barker, Sharlot Hall, Gail Gardner or that great writer “Anonymous” – or her own original poems – Rhonda is insistent upon maintaining authenticity and portraying the cowboy honestly as he was and is.