As a child in Oklahoma he was entertained by stories, poems and legends told to him by his Grandmother. This began Gary’s life long love of story telling.
For 25 years, Gary has been writing about the daily trials and tribulations, of the cowboy and rancher. Gary started performing and publishing his poetry in 1994. Recently, one of his poems was chosen to be included in the book Cowboy Poetry: the Reunion. His poetry has appeared in the Chickasaw Times, Capriolas Catalogue, American Cowboy Magazine, and several local newspapers. He has been a featured performer at Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Arizona Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Cowboy Hall of Fame, Gene Autry Museum, The Conejo Cowboy Poetry Festival, and Big Bear Cowboy Poetry Gathering. While living in Oklahoma, Gary worked the IOA Ranch over seeing the cattle, hay, and grain operations. He taught Blacksmithing and Farrier Science at the Oklahoma Horseshoeing School. Currently, Gary works as Ranch Manager, for Greenfield Ranch, in Thousand Oaks California.
Cowboy Poetry: the Reunion Gibbs Smith Publishing (2004)
Thanks for the Poems Sharlot Hall Museum (2006)
Gatherings and Festivals:
Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering
Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival
Colorado Cowboy Poetry and Westen Music Gathering
Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival
Chochise Cowboy Poetry Festival
complete list on request
Somewhere West of Laramie co-written with Dave Stamey, Ken Graydon, Richard Eloyan
Pace Picante Sauce principal (2005)
Got Milk background (2006)
Honda background (2006)
Mazda background (2007)
Rusty Truck principal, music video (2007)
Budweiser background (2007)
911 Memorial Fund principal (2007)
Ralph Lauren principal (2008)
H&R Block principal (2009)
Tracfone national print ad (2007)
Vogue October 2007 Editorial Pictorial
Ralph Lauren national print campaign (2008)
Screen Actors Guild
Westen Music Association
International Dutch Oven Society
1482 Hidden Valley Rd
Thousand Oaks Ca 91361
Only Cowboy There Was Me
Review of The Nickle
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This cowboy poetry collection was actually first issued a while ago. But it seems to have been overl...This cowboy poetry collection was actually first issued a while ago. But it seems to have been overlooked in the reviewing community. "The Nickle" deserves a second look.
Gary Robertson covers some familiar territory. What turns a guy to cowboying, never selling the saddle, tall tales, vanishing lifestyles, trials of a ranching wife and so on but he manages to give each subject a little fresh spin or perspective. Couple that with his natural, unforced delivery and these word and images deftly strike home. It's not earth- shattering stuff, just nicely thought-through and thought provoking like it should be.
Non-intrusive music bridges are provided by Jimmy Guitar Smith. "The Nickle" is not only an album that will find favor with Cowboy Poetry fan-- it's just the kind to show your genre-curious friends!
by: Rick Huff
Original Cowboy poetry / classic Cowboy poetry / storytelling. Each set is unique.
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