Cowboy Johnson stars at Gayville Hall June 7

Cowboy Johnson stars at Gayville Hall June 7 Cowboy Johnson of Austin, TX, who has been called "the best unrecorded singer in America," returns to South Dakota on Saturday, June 7, for an 8 p.m. concert at Gayville Hall in Gayville.

Accompanying Johnson will be the well-known, former Red Willow Band bassist, Marley Forman, who also lives in Austin, and drummer Fred Evans of Sioux Falls. Evans has played in several bands with Johnson over the years, including the Prairie Moon Drifters, with which they first performed together in Sioux Falls, the Black Hills, and southern Minnesota in the 1970s.

The Poker Alice band's Nick Schwebach on steel guitar and Owen DeJong on fiddle complete Johnson's ensemble for the evening.

Johnson will perform country originals and favorites, including many songs by the late, great Texas songwriting legend, Mickey Newbury. Later this year in Austin, Johnson is scheduled to record his first CD, which will be a tribute to Newbury.

The McNeills lead off the concert with some of John McNeill's own cowboy tunes.

Gayville Hall is at 502 Washington Street in Gayville. Tickets are $10 at the door or $12.50 for reserved seating. Call 605-267-2859.

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