Cowboy Legends -
 Music & Poetry Festival

The 12th Annual Antelope Islands' Cowboy Legends,
Music & Poetry Festival
will be celebrating ranching history on the "Island". 

You are invited to step back through 133 years of
Utah History held at the
Historic Fielding Garr Ranch on Antelope Island
just northwest of Salt Lake City Utah.
May 26-29, 2017


Chris Mortensen 

Is a seasoned performer, with many years of experience. He started playing bass guitar as a thirteen year old, in his older brother’s band.
Chris has been playing ever since, performing rock, pop, jazz, blues, country, western, and Celtic music. In 1989, his band “Diamondback” won the True Value Country Showdown for the state of Utah. Chris’ bands have shared the stage with many top country acts, such as Waylon Jennings, Sawyer Brown, Rodney Crowell, and Chris LeDoux.

He currently plays solo at cowboy gatherings; and sometimes as a duo, “Saddle Serenade”, with Mary Jo Hansen. Chris also plays guitar and bass with the “Sagwitch  Basin Band”, and as a sideman on bass with the renowned Celtic band “Leaping Lulu”.

He is a prolific songwriter, having penned over 50 original songs, to date. His newest CD, titled “Highway 89” should be ready just in time for the Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous.  

His poem “Upon My Horse’s Back” recently won third place in the western poetry division of the Utah League of Writers annual contest.

Chris writes and performs songs that will reach out and touch the listener.  You can listen to some of Chris’ songs on broadjam.com.  Many of his poems and songs are also featured on cowboypoetry.com.
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