Wiley and the Wild West Show
Wylie & the Wild West
Friday, January 27, 2017
Eagles Grand Hall
124 West Main Street
7:00 pm - Doors open
7:30 pm - Night Show begins
Live music and dancing following the night show
Available at Don’s Store)
Courtesy Motors, Don’s Store, Realty Title, B&B Motel
Wylie Gustafson is a native Montanan singer/songwriter who lives the songs he writes.
With 3 decades of writing, recording and performing under his belt, Wylie has matured into a dynamic talent, and has become one of the few authentic voices of the West. One critic called him, “…the coolest cowpoke around.
Forget everything you hate about modern country, this guy is old-school cool without being a tired period piece”. His friendly demeanor is born from his unpretentious life as a working class cow-horseman on the remote rangelands of the American high-plains.
Despite his successful career in music and yodeling, when not touring he still gets up every day and tends to the livestock on his Quarter Horse ranch near the town of Conrad, Montana. It grounds him and is the backbone of his art.
The secret of Wylie’s honest, uplifting and soulful music isn’t in any musical formula or flashy gimmick. Its purity lies in Wylie’s character: earnest and hard-working, beaming with friendly vigor, topped off with a smile as welcoming as the Big Sky sunshine.
In 2013 Wylie, along with his family members, appeared in the popular Dodge Truck “God Made a Farmer” commercial that appeared during the Super Bowl.
Wylie’s dynamic stage presence ensures he is invited back to venues year after year. As a seasoned singer/songwriter with over a dozen nationally distributed albums under his belt, Wylie has etched his presence onto the American music scene and is the originator of the High Plains Yodeling style which evokes the loneliness of his northern Montana home.
Wylie is an American Original. His music has been baptized with a hardy dose of trail dust and horse hair. As an accomplished cutting horse enthusiast, Wylie has claimed several hard won regional and national titles within the National Cutting Horse Association astride his super-horse, “Whiskey”.
In 2008, with guitar in hand and standing in the saddle atop his horse, Wylie appeared on the cover of Western Horseman magazine. “Western Horseman is the Rolling Stone Magazine of the horseman world,” laughs the lanky cowboy.
For Wylie, his western lifestyle and the recording studio are inseparable. “The connection between my cowboy life and my music is extremely close,” he says.