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Farther Along

by Alan Moberg

"It's been a hard road, the one you've been walking on/ There's been so many days you didn't want to face the dawn." Country Gospel at its finest. Like his heroes, Alan Moberg has walked the long hard road of life and known when to ask for a helping hand.
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FARTHER ALONG
This uplifting collection of songs are ones we need to hear today, in these times. "FARTHER ALONG, we'll know all about it, FARTHER ALONG we'll understand why" goes the comfort of the old gospel tune. Or in the famous old standard, "When trouble surrounds us and evil comes/ The body goes weak and the spirit goes numb/ When these things beset us, God doesn't forget us/ He send down his love on the WINGS OF A DOVE".

But there's more comfort in such songs such as SATISFIED MIND. "Once I was winning in fortune and fame/ Had everything I dreamed of to get a start in life's game/ Then suddenly it happened, I lost every dime/ But I'm richer by far with a satisfied mind."

And in Moberg's original LET SOMEBODY LOVE YOU: "It's been a hard road, the one you've been walking on/ There's been so many days you didn't want to face the dawn/But you've got a friend, like a light at the tunnel's end/ So reach out your hand, yeah, just reach out your hand and/ Let somebody love you till you can love yourself/ Till you can stand alone lean on someone else/ Let somebody hold you till you let go of yesterday's pain/ Let somebody love you till you can love yourself again."

And lastly, Moberg sets beautifully to music the words of

SERENITY PRAYER

God grant me the serenity
To accept those the things
I can't change
And the courage, oh yes the courage
To change those things
That I can

And the wisdom
To know the difference
Oh, yes the wisdom
To know the difference
This is a prayer of deliverance
This is a prayer I'd like to live by
Seeking God's will for me
One day at a time




Moberg stepped out of the sixties and started recording with London Records. FARTHER ALONG, his 15th release, has this country/Folk artist acknowledging the powerful influences in his life. There’s been no separating country and folk since Johnny Cash introduced Kris Kristofferson at the Newport Folk Festival. And like his heroes, Alan Moberg has walked the long hard road of life and known when to ask for a helping hand. Many of these songs have had a fascination for folk and country and blues singers through the years.

The collection also contains songs of the folklore of the Alcoholics Anonymous movement. Anyone who’s ever been to AA will know the concept of Kristofferson’s "One Day at a Time". Or Moberg’s "Let Somebody Love You". And they will be moved to hear the arrangement Moberg has put to the official prayer of the AA movement in "Serenity Prayer".

With age comes wisdom, and FARTHER ALONG includes some hopeful original material. In fact, "This Could be the Day" has already attracted an entirely new following. Set to 4-part harmony, it has been sung in choirs from Chattanooga, Tennessee to his beloved British Columbia. A long-established prison ministry has chosen the piece as their theme song. See the DVD at http://www.alanmoberg.com.

The collection is also filled with old gems: the achingly beautiful "Scarlet Ribbons", "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain",and "Memories are Made of This".

Moberg’s melodic voice reaches into people’s souls. Alan sings and listening hearts respond. Audiences love him.
You will too.

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ALAN MOBERG
Songs to Dream by, Delight in, of the Coast, of the Country and of the Heart


Biography
He is country. He is folk. He is early rock. He is gospel. He is Western Roots. He is known as The Saltwater Cowboy. Inducted into the BC Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008 for his extensive body of original and moving songs, with traditional western themes like bravery, innocence, survival and the cross-cultural friendships we share with First Nations people, his songs celebrate the lives of ordinary men and women, giving them identity & dignity. He has known what it’s like to walk the long rocky road of life and ask for a helping hand, from a friend or from a greater power. He is a BC Troubadour as well for his extensive repertoire of songs about the province he so loves. And after the Winter Games, the rest of the country wants to continue that love affair. He has the ability to put smiles on people’s faces and in their hearts.

Reviews & Tributes
“Howard White of Harbour Publishing, says “Moberg does for BC’s interior ranchland and coastal rain forest what Ian Tyson does for Alberta cow country…a moving portrayal of the west beyond the west by a virtuoso singer-songwriter.”
“His Beautiful British Columbia quickly became the anthem of our Festival.” Lionel Conant, Chair, Cottonwood Music Festival, Fort St. James, BC ;
He was honoured at the Williams Lake Stampede for the 40th anniversary of his Williams Lake Stampede song. This classic folksong has promoted BC’s cowboy culture round the world, sung and recorded by -Chor Leoni, Calgary Boys’ Choir, Maple Leaf Singers, Geo Hamilton IV.
Articles “Mr. British Columbia” www.seniorlivingmag.com/articles/mr-british-columbia
“Salt Water Cowboy” www.gulfislands.net/aqua/22.pdf; www.gulfislands.net/aqua/23.pdf

Discography
Moberg has made 16 recordings, with his latest, REMEMBER ME released in 2008
Six CDs are available (& sound clips) at www.alanmoberg.com on iTunes-Canada

Radio, TV, Video
Host of The Alan Moberg Show, a radio hour each Wednesday at noon, Pacific time,
107.9 fm or livestream at www.cfsi-fm.com
Radio airplay coast to coast in Canada; and in the U.S. Ireland, Australia.
Charted in the Top Ten of Folk/Roots/Blues at university & community radio
The single "Please Remember Me" released to country radio in Canada
Recent appearances include BC Global TV, CFJC, Kamloops and Shaw Cable, Van. Isl.
Christmas Eve show from the McPherson Playhouse, Victoria on a world-wide webcast
Various videos: See links at www.alanmoberg.com/promotion.html

Performances (partial)
Country Gospel Music Sunday Festival, Headline Act, Providence Farm, Duncan
Canada Day Festival, Langley
Capital Festival’s BC Day, Langford stage & St. Ann’s Academy Main Stage, Victoria
McPherson Playhouse, Victoria, a Xmas Eve concert, filmed for live world-wide webcast
St. Ann’s Academy Auditorium, Victoria-Christmas Miracles & Northern Lights concert
Williams Lake Stampede honoured and the Headline Act
Cottonwood Music Festival, Fort St. James, Headline Act, with Ed Peekeekoot
Kamloops Cowboy Festival
Salt Spring Island Folk Club, Headline Act, with Ed Peekeekoot
Bookings: Annie Palovcik TK Media anniep@saltspring.com 250 537 9571


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After decades making music from vinyl to downloads, Alan Moberg becomes a radio host. The Alan Moberg Show will begin broadcasting Wednesdays from Salt Spring Island, BC on CFSI-fm at 107.9, and will also be heard worldwide at www.cfsi-fm.com, noon to one, Pacific Time.

The Alan Moberg Show will be a fascinating mix of his many recordings (sixteen albums in total) as well as songs and singers he loves well and who have influenced his music—such as Johnny Cash, Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, Townes Van Zandt, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison Stuart Hamlin, T Texas Tyler, Paul Robeson, Hank Snow, and yodeling mentors such as Roy Rogers. Listen to Alan Moberg as he weaves a magical musical radio spell, Wednesdays, with songs and stories to dream by and to delight in at www.cfsi-fm.com Wednesdays at noon Pacific time. (NOT AIRING IN JULY)

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Thanks to Victoria BC's CKMO "Village 900" for continuing in 2009 to play cuts from FARTHER ALONG, especially "Let Somebody Love You", but also cuts from other CDs: "Rainbow Road" from HOME AND DRY and and "Stuff That Works" and "From Salt Spring to Egmont" from NORTHERN LOVE

And thanks to CBC Radio Vancouver and Victoria for playing Alan Moberg's classic folk song, "The Williams Lake Stampede" song and talking about the Stampede honouring him this year at the 40th anniversary of the song. And always thanks to BC Global TV's Mark Madryga and the news crew for promoting the song and the event.

Booking//Media for Alan Moberg:
Annie Palovcik
TK Media Salt Spring Island
anniep@saltspring.com
250 537 9571

FARTHER ALONG by Alan Moberg on iTunes Canada

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This Could Be the Day

(arr. Larry Nickel)
Performed by the choir of Rivermont Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Performed by the choir of the Mennonite Brethren Men's Chorus, Abbotsford, BC
Sung by Alan Moberg on a DVD promoting the M2.W2 prison ministry, Fraser Valley, BC.
Choral arrangements available from cypresschoral.com

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Link to cdbaby page for Moberg's 16th CD REMEMBER ME:
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/alanmoberg

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ALAN MOBERG Schedule, 2011

Feb 12, Cariboo Cowboy Concert
with Ed Peekeekoot
100 Mile House, BC

March 26, 2011
Western Roots/Country Gospel Concert
St. Andrew's United
Nanaimo, BC

May 28, 2011 (afternoon and evening)
Maritime Festival
Ladysmith, BC

August 27 and 28, 2011
Western Roots/Country Gospel Concerts
Comox Valley Exhibition Fall Fair
Courtenay, BC



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ALAN MOBERG SCHEDULE 2010

March 17, 2010, noon Pacific Time
and EVERY Wednesday
The Alan Moberg Show
at 107.9 fm Salt Spring Island
or www.cfsi-fm.com (NOT AIRING IN jULY)

April 11, 2010
Tsawout First Nations longhouse fundraiser
Fulford Hall, Salt Spring Island, BC

May 28, 2010
Tree House Cafe
Salt Spring Island, BC

Jun 27, 2010
Country Gospel Music SundayFest
2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Providence Farm, Duncan, BC

July 1, 2010
10th Annual Canada Day Show and Shine
Salt Spring Island
Selected as THE Place to be on Canada Day by many Car Clubs from all over Vancouver Island
Alan is the headline act at 1:00 p.m. Other Music and Activities start at 9:00

July 25, 2010
Tree House Cafe
Salt Spring Island

Aug 1-2, 2010
BC Day Celebrations
Capital Festival
St. Ann's Academy, Victoria, BC

September 19, 2010
Salt Spring Island Fall Fair
Sunday Morning Gospel Sing
9:15 a.m.

September 19, 2010
Tree House Cafe
Salt Spring Island
7:00 p.m.

October 30, 2010
Sooke Folk Club
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
1962 Murray Road, Sooke, BC
8:00 p.m.

November 6, 2010
Country Gospel Music
St. Luke's Church, Saanich, BC
Cedar Hill/Cedar Hill Cross Road
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets $15/$13, at 250 477 6741,
st.lukes@shaw.ca or at the door.

ALAN MOBERG SCHEDULE 2009

February 15, 2009
Duncan Garage Showroom
with Ed Peekeekoot and Steve Slade
afternoon show

February 21, 2009
“Non-A”-(non-alcoholic) Cabaret: Concert and Dance
Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Island, BC
With Ed Peekeekoot
Uplifting songs for these times from Alan’s “FARTHER ALONG”
and Tunes from Ed’s”DANCE TONIGHT”
Goodies & Non-A drinks by John, of Ashlie's Pantry.
Book a Non-A Cabaret in your community. anniep@saltspring.com

March 12-15, 2009,
Kamloops Cowboy Festival, BC
Gospel Songwriting Workshop
and Performances at the
Calvary Church
and at
Forsters Convention Centre
A return engagement

May 17 Tree House Cafe
Concerts Under the Stars
Salt Spring Island

May 21 Dusty Rose Pub,
70 Mile House
with Ed Peekeekoot

May 22, 2009
Grad Fundraiser Dinner and Show
Clinton Community Centre, BC

June 6, 2009
Concert
Trinity Anglican Church, Sooke, BC

June 14, 2009
Concerts Under the Stars
Tree House Cafe
Salt Spring Island, BC

June 19, 2009
Koksilah Elementary School
National Aboriginal Day Celebrations
Duncan, BC

June 27 & 28, 2009:
The Williams Lake Stampede
(40th year of Alan’s The Williams Lake Stampede Song)
Jun 27 Grand Parade,Opening of Saturday Rodeo,Honours & Song
5:00 - 8:00 Let R Buck Saloon, with Ed Peekeekoot
Jun 28 Opening of Saturday Rodeo, Honours & Song
Evening: Gibraltar Room Concert, with Ed Peekeekoot

July 1-11:45 a.m.
Langley Canada Days, BC
a return engagement

July 3,2009
Mission Envision Twilight Concerts
7:00 - 8:00 Heritage Park, Mission, BC

July 5, 2009
Concerts Under the Stars
Tree House Cafe
Salt Spring Island, BC

July 17-19, 2009
Cottonwood Festival
Fort St. James, BC

July 31, 2009
Harbour House Hotel
Salt Spring Island, BC

Aug 3, BC DAY
Capital Festival BC Day Celebrations
St. Ann's Academy, Victoria, BC

August 9 Tree House Cafe
Concerts Under the Stars
Salt Spring Island

August 21, 2009
Parks Alive!
Kerry Park, Kelowna
"Roots, Fhythm 'n Blues" night
8:00 p.m.

August 22, 2009
Creekside Theatre 7:30 p.m.
Winfield, BC

August 23, 2009
Music by the River
Mara, BC

September 6, 2009
Private Party-afternoon
Old Fashioned Picnic

September 6, 2009
Harbour House Hotel
Dinner Show on patio
7:30 p.m.

September 13, 2009
Interview with Bill Nash on CFSI-fm 107.9 fm, Salt Spring Island, BC
The station has played Alan Moberg's music in heavy rotation since going on air this month.
Tell them how much you like hearing Alan Moberg's music: info@CFSI-fm.com

September 18, 6:30 p.m., 2009
Western Night
Brittania Legion, Victoria

September 19, 2:00 p.m., 2009
Salt Spring Island Fall Fair

September 20, 9:15 a.m, 2009
Salt Spring Island Fall Fair

October 7, 2009
Music 'n Munch Concert Series
All Saints by the Sea Anglican Church
Salt Spring Island

October 23, 2009
Benefit for Luke 15 House
a transition house
Gracepoint Community Church,
3487 King George Hwy, South Surrey.
Doors open at 6:30 PM, buffet dinner at 7 PM.
Hosted by Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson, the co-host of “The Daily” on Joy TV.
604-531-5594 tickets $30.00

Dec 18, 5:00 p.m.
Country Christmas
Tree House Cafe, Salt Spring Island
Dec 20, 7:00 p.m.
Christmas Miracles and Northern Lights
St. Ann's Academy Auditorium Victoria
for the Capital Festival
--and Ed Peekeekoot


Dec 24, 2:00 p.m.
Highlights of the 7 day Capital Festival's
7 holiday shows
McPherson Playhouse
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PRESS RELEASE #1 of 2009
EVENT: NON-A CABARET (non-alcoholic) CONCERT & DANCE
With ALAN MOBERG & ED PEEKEEKOOT
Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Island, BC
February 21, Doors at 7:30
Tix: Acoustic Planet and Alan Moberg
Contact: Annie Palovcik anniep@saltspring.com 250 537 9571


PRESS RELEASE #1 FEBRUARY 2009
Dust off your dancing shoes. And listen up! A concert and dance is happening at Mahon Hall with those two superb performers, Alan Moberg and Ed Peekeekoot teaming up again. Only a year ago, Alan and Ed were headliners at the Salt Spring Island Folk Club. And what a year it has been .

Alan Moberg was inducted into the BC Country Music Hall of Fame; he performed live on BC Global TV.. Ed Peekeekoot performed at the ceremonies for the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards at the 6,000 seat MTS Centre in Winnipeg, filmed live for TV, with a CD nominated for Best Country CD. Meanwhile, they have played at many events throughout the province, often as solo performers, sometimes together. Recently they returned from the Cariboo, where they played to sold out houses in Williams Lake, 108 Mile House and 70 Mile House. It seems people only have to hear them once and they become fans for life.

A recent Aqua article described the “tsunami of appreciation” that always takes place when Moberg performs here on his Salt Spring Island home. Alan will be honoured at this year’s Williams Lake Stampede for the 40th anniversary of his Williams Lake Stampede Song. His latest CD, REMEMBER ME was #2 on the Folk/Roots/Blues chart at CHLY Nanaimo in December. Ed has been called “the 8th wonder of the music world” by the host of a syndicated radio show. He will perform in a concert as part of a Special filmed live by APTN TV in Whitehorse on National Aboriginal Day June.20 and broadcast simultaneously on TV, radio and internet.

And now something brand new! A “Non-A (non-alcoholic) Cabaret: Concert & Dance”. These two singers have chosen uplifting songs for these times, many from Alan’s CD FARTHER ALONG and tunes from Ed’s new CD DANCE TONIGHT! The event encourages the joy of music without alcohol. The power of music and dance help us to return to the simpler pleasures, shared with others.

With guitar, fiddle, banjo, and Native flute, Ed has been playing as a solo performer for dances up and down Vancouver Island. He provides additional accompaniment and rhythm electronically. There’s lots of hope and lots of rhythm in many of Alan’s original songs, but he also loves the old soft rock of the 60’s and 70’s, songs by Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison. Ed plays Jimmy Rodgers and Chuck Berry, Louisiana country boogie and hot old fiddle tunes from the Prairie dances of his youth. Together they get toes tapping. Soon we’re all celebrating. Ed says “At the end of the night, I’m a happy guy if you’ve got a big smile on your face and your feet hurt from dancing.”

Come early as seating is limited to provide dance space. Tickets at Acoustic Planet and from Alan himself, are $15, under 12-$5. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.for an 8:00 p.m. show.
Goodies and Non-A drinks by John of Ashlie’s Pantry. Bring an item for a food bank box if you can. Buy CDs at www.alanmoberg.com and www.peekeekoot.ca.

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PRESS RELEASE #2 OF 2009

PRESS RELEASE
> ALAN MOBERG AT HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, SOOKE
> Address: 1962 Murray Road, Sooke, BC
> June 6, 2009 7:00 PM
> Contact: Tom Lott, 250-642-3048, or tom.lott@shaw.ca
> Alan Moberg 250 538 8134
> alanmoberg@telus.net
>
>
> Alan Moberg is an award-winning West Coast Balladeer, from Salt Spring Island. He is country. He is folk.
> He is cowboy. He is gospel. He is Western
> Roots. He was inducted into the BC Country Music Hall of
> Fame in 2008.
>
> A "West Coast Stan Rogers", he is a simple but powerful
> performer, just a man and his guitar, but a big
> presence. Moberg's songs speak to the human
> condition, evoking notions of ongoing endurance, perseverance, travails and triumphs with simplicity and directness. He is honest and observant, his lyrics have courage and conviction. He celebrates the lives of ordinary men and women, giving them identity and dignity. He puts smiles on our faces and in our hearts.
>
> FARTHER ALONG, his 15th release, has this country/Folk
> artist acknowledging the powerful influences in his
> life. Alan Moberg has walked the long hard road of
> life and known when to ask for a helping hand. This uplifting collection of songs are ones we need to hear today, in these hard times: "Farther Along, we'll know all about it, Farther Along we'll understand why" goes the comfort of the old gospel tune. There's more comfort in such songs as Satisfied Mind: "Once I was winning in fortune and fame/ Had everything I dreamed of to get a start in life's game/ Then suddenly it happened, I lost every dime/ But I'm richer by far with a satisfied mind."
>
> The collection is also filled with old gems: the achingly beautiful "Scarlet Ribbons", "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain",and "Memories are Made of This". Moberg's melodic voice reaches into people's souls. Alan sings and listening hearts respond.
>
> And his 16th release , REMEMBER ME, released last year, has been receiving airplay coast to coast. Moberg will be playing at this year's Cottonwood Festival in Fort St. James, and is being honoured in June at this year's William's Lake Stampede (BC's oldest Rodeo) for the 40th anniversary of his Williams Lake Stampede song.
>
>
> But for fans in the Victoria area, Moberg will be performing Saturday, June 6, in a concert at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Sooke, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets available at the door, at Shoppers Drug Mart, Sooke
>or by contacting Tom or Marie at 250-642-3048
>
> Let his music uplift and enrich you
>
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PRESS RELEASE #3 OF 2009

WILLIMS LAKE STAMPEDE HONOURS ALAN MOBERG ON THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS WILLIAMS LAKE STAMPEDE SONG

contact: annie palovcik, agent,
TK Media anniep@saltspring.com
250 537 9571

fred thomas, president, Williams Lake Stampede
f&pthomas@telus.net
250 392 4343; cell 250 398 0949

Alan Moberg is known as “The Saltwater Cowboy” for his blended identity, a singer of the coast and a singer of BC’s interior ranch lands, a singer of its diverse people.

Alan Moberg is BC’s most authentic troubadour, a “West Coast Stan Rogers”, known for his bell-like tenor vocals, with 16 recordings to his name. His latest is called appropriately REMEMBER ME.. He is a simple but powerful performer, just a man and his guitar, but a big presence. Moberg’s songs speak to the human condition, evoking notions of ongoing endurance, perseverance, travails and triumphs with simplicity and directness. He celebrates the lives of ordinary men and women, giving them identity and dignity. He puts smiles on our faces and in our hearts. He gets toes tapping. Soon we’re all celebrating.

Alan Moberg was inducted into the BC Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008 for his extensive body of original and moving songs about his beloved British Columbia, with traditional western themes like bravery, innocence, survival and the cross-cultural friendships we share with First Nations people. Howard White of Harbour Publishing, says that “Moberg does for BC’s interior ranchland and coastal rainforest what Ian Tyson does for Alberta cow country…a moving portrayal of the west beyond the west by a virtuoso singer-songwriter.” “Alan is no doubt one of Canada’s best” – CIUT Radio Toronto.

He will be honoured this year at the Williams Lake Stampede for the 40th anniversary of his Williams Lake Stampede Song which has promoted cowboy culture round the world..

Alan is a storyteller in song. "The Williams Lake Stampede" he says, "is a historic Stampede; it's been around for more than 80 years. At the time I wrote the song, people used to camp right beside the fair grounds. Some of them would even have come in a horse drawn covered wagon. So the song is a historical look at the Williams Lake Stampede. I use the towns in a rhythmic and rhyming way--"Sugar Cane, Horsefly, Kleena Kleene, Alkali, Prince George and Quesnel/Soda Creek, Cache Creek, Anahim, Bella Coola, Lillooet, you know darn well"--just to provide the sense that people came from all around to meet at the Stampede. A Stampede is a rodeo where different cowboy skills are tested, like saddle bronc riding and bull riding. But it was also a time when people got together when probably in those older days they wouldn't have seen each other all year because they were busy on their own ranches and distances between them were far. So it was a time to swap stories and enjoy being together".

Alan will be riding in the Grand Parade, opening the Rodeo on Saturday and Sunday, and will be performing with Ed Peekeekoot at the Let R Buck Saloon on Saturday, June 27 with a concert at the Gibraltar Room on Sunday, June 28. Ed, a brilliant multi-instrumentalist and humourist, is from the Ahtahkakoop Cree First Nation. He plays this year's Atlin Festival, in BC's far north, and both Alan and Ed are headline acts at the Cottonwood Festival in Fort St. James in July.

This folk song has been recorded by George Hamilton IV, and in 4-part harmony by Chor Leoni, Vancouver, (arr. Larry Nickel) on their Canadian Safari CD and performed by them for Bard on the Beach, directed by Diane Loomer. It has been recorded by the Calgary Boys Choir, and has also been recorded by the Vivaldi Chamber Choir, Vancouver and performed in Europe.

Mark Madryga, BC Global TV's weatherman, who grew up in Kamloops listening to this song on the radio each year Stampede rolled around, calls this song "a classic" and has himself sung along to the song on his show a number of times.

The song has been used to promote German tourism to BC in a documentary film. It has aired on radio in Canada and the United States. And of course, Alan has sung it for the crowds at the Williams Lake Stampede many times before.

Elizabeth Twan, Williams Lake Stampede Association, BC, has written:

"It is hard to believe Alan Moberg raised in a fishing family could have nailed the feeling, the flavor and atmosphere of a western event he had never even witnessed so absolutely perfectly. If ever there was a song that captured the image and spirit of a time or a place/this song had to be it. Three decades of listeners have never tired of the song, it is still one of his most requested wherever he performs. The young man from the coast had quite a gift of imagination to have done it so well."

Alan is available for interviews.

Full lyrics of the Williams Lake Stampede song follow:

WILLIAMS LAKE STAMPEDE
By Alan Moberg

Available on his NORTHERN LOVE CD at www.alanmoberg.com

Doodle, oodle, oodle, oodle, do, do, do, it’s the Williams Lake Stampede

Come along friends and see part of the last frontier with me
We’ll pack our gear and head for the rodeo
We’ll camp outside of town right next to the big fairground
We’re gonna see the sights at the Williams Lake Stampede

Hey they’re comin from
Sugar Cane, Horsefly, Kleena Kleene, Alkali, Prince George and Quesnel
Comin from
Soda Creek, Cache Creek, Anahim, Bella Coola, Lillooet, you know darn well
They’ll come from far and wide to have a little drink and watch the cowboys ride
Singin doodle oodle oodle oodle do do do at the Williams Lake Stampede

Those broncs from Mulvahill they’ll test a cowboy’s skill
We’ll watch them ride those mean old Brahma bulls
We’ll shake hands with old friends that we’re glad to see again
We’re gonna meet them all at the Williams Lake Stampede

There’s a pretty girl I know there, big brown eyes and long black hair
As the guitars play we’ll dance beneath the stars
But at noon when I awake I might feel my poor head ache
From the night before at the Williams Lake Stampede

Hey, they’re comin from
Kersley, South Fort, Lone Bute, Little Fort, the Gang Ranch and Hanceville
Comin from
Red Rock, Nicola, Kamloops, Savona, 100 Mile, yes they will
They’ll come from far and wide to have a little drink and watch the cowboys ride
Singin doodle oodle oodle oodle do do do at the Williams Lake Stampede

Hey, they’re comin from
Sugar Cane, Horsefly, Kleena Kleene, Prince George and Quesnel
Comin from
Soda Creek, Cache Creek, Anahim, Bella Coola, Lillooet, you know darn well
They’ll come from far and wide, bring all the kids, watch the cowboys ride
at the Williams Lake Stampede
Hey, we’re going to the big Stampede
It’s the Williams Lake Stampede
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Past performances of 2008

2008 begins with the Salt Spring Island Folk Club, headline act, Jan 28; 100 Mile House Cowboy Concert Feb 9; 70 Mile House Gospel Concert, and; Dusty Rose Pub Feb 10; Fisher Poet Festival, Astoria, Oregon, February 22-23; Kamloops Cowboy Festival, Mar 6-9; El Zocalo Cafe Eclectic Fridays, Mar 28, SSI; Heritage Place, SSI, April 20; Miracle Rally, Victoria, April 26-27; BC Rivermania kick-off, opening Gulf of Georgia Cannery, BC’s 150 Years, Steveston Market opening. Steveston, May 4; Maple Leaf Singers perform Alan’s “Williams Lake Stampede” at Massey Theatre, New Westminster ; May 31 Jun 1; Tree House Café (with Ed Peekeekoot) Jun 20; Fulford Hall, SSI, June 23; Black Dog Café, Lantzville, June 28; Langley Canada Days, June 30-July 1; July 2,Tree House Café Concerts Under the Stars, SSI, also July 20 with Ed Peekeekoot and August 6; Abbotsford Agrifair, Aug 2, 3, 4; Tree House Cafe Aug 6; Rainbow Corral, Wetaskiwin, AB, Aug 8; Concert in the Country, Millet, AB, Aug 9-10; Kelowna Festivals, Kerry Park Aug 22; Ashcroft Opera House, Aug 23; Music & Munch, SSI, Aug 27; Fall Fair, SSI, Sep 20-21; BCCMA Hall of Fame, Terry Fox Theatre, Port Coquitlam, Oct 24; Cowichan Theatre, Duncan, October 25; Cowichan Folk Guild Dinner and Chapel Concert Series, Providence Farm, Duncan Nov 7; 108 Mile Hills Health Ranch, Nov 14; Cowboy Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin, Williams Lake Nov 15; Dusty Rose Pub, 70 Mile House, Nov 16; St. Philips's Church, Lantzville, Nov 28



Bookings for Alan Moberg: Annie Palovcik anniep@saltspring.com
TK Media Salt Spring Island
250 537 9571


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