To celebrate Ken Burns’ upcoming 8-part series, Country Music, and our rich local country heritage, KSPS is pleased to invite you to join us for Ya-Hoo! To Country: A night with “Wylie and The Wild West” at The Bing Crosby Theater in Spokane on Sunday, September 29th, at 4pm.

Sunday, September 29th 2019

The Bing Crosby Theatre

Event parking is available at Ruby 2, 123 S. Post, for only $5. Metered street parking and additional paid parking lots are also available. Parking is subject to availability.

Show begins at 4pm

Doors open at 3pm

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Wylie Gustafson

Singer-songwriter, Wylie Gustafson, has toured the Inland Northwest and internationally with his band, "Wylie & The Wild West,” known for its blend of cowboy, traditional country, folk and yodeling. KSPS Public Television is bringing them to Spokane for one night for this special engagement.
Wylie Gustafson founded “The Wild West Show,” in 1988 at the Los Angeles Palomino Club where they were regulars on Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance. The group developed their sound alongside artists such as Dale Watson, Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Rosie Flores and Dave Alvin.

Gustafson is particularly noted as a virtuoso yodeler, having originated the slow and ethereal High Plains Yodeling style. He also created and voiced the signature "Yahoo-oo-oo!" for Yahoo, Inc.

Explore the remarkable stories of the people and places behind a true American art form.
Tune in or stream Country Music, a film by Ken Burns, on KSPS Sunday, September 15th at 8pm, Pacific.

Explore the history of a uniquely American art form: country music. From its deep and tangled roots in ballads, blues and hymns performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity, learn how country music evolved over the course of the 20th century, as it eventually emerged to become America’s music. Country Music features never-before-seen footage and photographs, plus interviews with more than 80 country music artists. The eight-part 16-hour series is directed and produced by Ken Burns; written and produced by Dayton Duncan; and produced by Julie Dunfey.

Country Music explores questions –– such as “What is country music?” and “Where did it come from?“–– while focusing on the biographies of the fascinating characters who created and shaped it — from the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and Bob Wills to Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Garth Brooks and many more — as well as the times in which they lived. Much like the music itself, the film tells unforgettable stories of hardships and joys shared by everyday people.

No one has told the story this way before.

Sunday, September 15th at 8pm