Cowboy Johnson stars at Gayville Hall July 17

Cowboy Johnson stars at Gayville Hall July 17 Fresh from his performance at Willie Nelson's annual Fourth of July picnic, Cowboy Johnson of Austin, TX, returns to South Dakota on Saturday, July 17, for an 8 p.m. concert at Gayville Hall in Gayville.

Johnson will perform country originals and favorites, including many songs by the late, great Texas songwriter, Mickey Newbury. Johnson's new CD, Cowboy Johnson � A Grain of Sand, is a tribute to Newbury.

Johnson, who grew up in California, lived in Worthington, Deadwood, Sioux Falls, and Sioux City until moving to Austin in 1996. A co-leader of the worldwide "New Warrior" training for men, who has been sober for 24 years, Johnson worked as a miner, a rodeo cowboy, a steel worker, a painter, and a journeyman carpenter before picking up his guitar fulltime.

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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