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Pop Haydn at Santa Clarita

This video is from the 2011 Cowboy Festival. I have performed at this festival since 2005. Magill and I love it and always have a great time.

I will be appearing once again at the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival held this coming year on April 19 – 22, 2012 at Melody Ranch Movie Studio.

I will be performing just on Saturday and Sunday at the Medicine Show Stage, along with Professor Dave Bourne and the incredible John Reynolds. I will be doing some magic and pitching the Amazing Miracle Oil.

It is a wonderful festival, with lots to see and do. It is great for the kids, with farriers, leathersmiths, rope spinners, campfire cooks, and other demonstrations of the skills of the range, as well as cowboy poetry readings, and lots and lots of cowboy music. There is great food to eat, and the ambience is wonderful–it is the set of the HBO show Deadwood. It is a wonderful place to come dressed up in Old West duds and take photos. Steampunk is welcome.

Pop at Melody Ranch

Pop Haydn at Melody Ranch

Karin McKechnie, Pop Haydn, Jan Harness at Melody Ranch

Karin McKechnie, Pop Haydn, Jan Harness at Melody Ranch

For more information about the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, go here:

25,760 views of Medicine Show Band:

I had not checked in a long time, but just noticed that my video of Professor Dave Bourne and the Medicine Show Band had hit over 25, 760 views.

This is great!

Dave Bourne is one of the finest Old Time musicians around, and his band has incredible players. They appear on our Post-Modern Medicine Show, of course, as well as in our Radio-Medicine Show, our Old Time Internet Hour, and at every Soapy Smith Night at the Magic Castle in Hollywood.

Dave was the piano player at the Gem Saloon in HBO’s Deadwood, and created a lot of the music for that show. Dave started out playing piano in 1958 at the Calico Saloon at Knott’s Berry Farm.

He played bass for the Wagonmasters, a cowboy band that played ar0und the campfire at the Wagon Camp at Knott’s from 1955-1968.

You can find out more about Professor Dave Bourne and the Medicine Show Band, and purchase CDs at

2011 Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention, Goleta, CA

2011 Old Time Fiddlers' Convention

2011 Old Time Fiddlers' Convention

I will be performing on the stage tomorrow at the 2011 Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention in Goleta, California.

Magill and I are looking forward to a wonderful time. It is a beautiful place and I think it is going to be a beautiful day. We will be hoping to see a lot of our friends out there.

For more information go to:

Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention

Rancho La Patera & Stow House
304 N. Los Carneros Road
Goleta, California 93117
Ticket prices
     $25  General admission
$20  Seniors and Students with ID
Free 17 and under

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