School Performances

Community Concerts

The Old West Story is a musical tribute to our western heritage.  It is 100% Jim's original material and enhanced by projected visuals. Historical photos and artwork synchronize with every song, poem and story. The performance is an innovative and refreshing mix of entertainment and education. Audiences will hear the wind, smell the sage and feel the trail-dust through Jim's thoughtful creations of colourful lyrics and melodic songwriting.

School Performances

THE OLD WEST STORY​

  • A chronological history of events and activities in the late 1880's

  • From the end of the buffalo ... the challenges of First Nations ... NWMP ... cattle ... cowboys ... ranchers ... pioneers and settlements

  • Interactive:  students actively involved in the  music plus an "chat" about the principles, and behaviours of the "Code of the West"

  • 1 hr. performance -- consistent with Alberta Social Studies curriculums for Grades 4 and 5

Community Concerts

THE OLD WEST STORY

  • A chronological history of events and activities in the late 1880's

  • From the end of the buffalo ... the challenges of First Nations ... NWMP ... cattle ... cowboys ... ranchers ... pioneers and settlements

  • 2 x 50 minute sets with an intermission

Created and Performed by Jim Reader
West-Roots Singer/Songwriter, Teaching Artist

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