Cowbilly music to fill Goshen County Library

TORRINGTON – Beat those Monday blues with a night of “genuine cowbilly music” – the term used to describe “V” the Gypsy Cowbelle’s country-western show, which she’ll bring to the Goshen County Library next week.

Monday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m., V will show off her “campfire vocals, homemade banjo, and acoustic guitar,” per her website (

Library Director Joan Brinkley said she is looking forward to the event.

“I have not seen the Gypsy Cowbelle performance before, however, she was in town a few years ago,” Brinkley said. “The librarian from Niobrara County is the one who told me about her, and she said they really enjoyed her performance when she was there.

“I think the community will enjoy her mix of stories, original music, and good humor,” Brinkley said. “V has a really unique personal story that she brings to the stage. I am looking forward to seeing one of her homemade plank banjos. How many people do you know who make and play their own musical instruments?”

V honed her homesteader skills on a remote ranch in Wyoming, including haying and logging with horses, sewing clothes and tack on treadle machines, building saddles and her signature “plank” banjos, hunting, canning, grocery shopping once a year, concocting herbal medicine and dandelion wine, leading pack strings and helping her neighbors trail cattle through the Rocky Mountains, according to her website. “Some of her other experiences include extensive backcountry expeditions by foot, horse, skis and boat, participating in the 2011 movie, ‘The Conspirator’ and hitchhiking across America.”

V has produced five CDs, one documentary, performed at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nev., and found herself featured in books, magazines, newspapers, television and radio shows nationwide over the last two decades.

The public is invited to attend Monday’s performance.

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