Duane Nelson - Cowboy Poet


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Duane Nelson


Fueled by a passion for the cowboy lifestyle and a love of entertaining, Duane has delighted audiences across the Northwest for the last decade.

From brandings to county fairs, from private parties to The Spirit of the West in Ellensburg, WA (and a 2nd place finish in "Rising Star Division: Reciter, Serious" at the National Cowboy Rodeo in 2009), Duane can be found reciting classics old and new, along with his own poems.

Duane lives on a ranch near The Dalles, OR with his wife, Lori, who is the driving force behind the Columbia Gorge Cowboy Gathering held in November.