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100th Calgary Stampede Honors Ian Tyson
Famous singer and songwriter Ian Tyson of Longview, Alberta is being honored by the 100th Annual Calgary Stampede as official "Parade Marshall." Last year Prince William and Kate had that honor.
Tyson is world famous for his songs such as "Four Strong Winds", "Some Day Soon" and "The Gift" which celebrate the life and talent of famed American painter Charlie Marion Russell. Last year Tyson received the Charles Russell Foundation Memorial Award for his song "The Gift" which commemorates the life of Charlie Russell.
On June 2, Charlie Russell's original paintings that were exhibited at the first Calgary Stampede
in 1912 (18 of 20 original paintings) are being brought to the Calgary Glenbow Museum where Ian Tyson will sing "The Gift" in a rooom full of those original works. It will be the launch of his latest album called "Raven Singer."
Anyone interested call go to the official Ian Tyson web site on the internet and find more information and details on how to obtain the album.
The photos of Ian were taken by me over the past few years and show Ian performing and at his home ranch riding and cutting cattle on his favorite horses: Bud, Ray and Pokey. He is a founding director of the Mariposa Folk Festival and has performed with Peter Paul and Mary; Merle Haggard; Waylon Jennings and hundreds of the most popular singer songwriters of the century including Bob Dylan. He recently had two biographies published and even narrates National Geographic features.