Tony Argento - “Tuned Up And Twisted Cowboy Poetry At Its Best”

Cowboy Poet, humorist, story teller, historian, entertainer, public speaker, writer, emcee an’ ambassador o’ “COWBOY POETRY”. Tony was introduced to “COWBOY POETRY” from his Granddad. From that point forward, he began recitin’ ‘at age 5 in ’65 with ‘is 1st memorized poem; (“The Devil’s Tail”) by Gail Gardner.

Tony calls his style o’ recitin’; ‘TUNED UP & TWISTED.” Once you see him perform, you’ll know why. A common statement heard from the audience, is;” He’s quite animated”. He does voice animation an’ vocal sound effects an’ makes good use o’ props.

His love o’ “COWBOY POETRY” is contagious, especially to his audience.

“COWBOY POETRY” has been ‘round since the years followin’ the Civil War. It’s unique form continues to show the Cowboy an’ the American West is alive with stories o’ elevated humor, PATRIOTISM, serious an’ solemn verse.  It’s a GREAT source o’ entertainment for the entire family.

Tony says,” Once you get a transfusion o’ “COWBOY POETRY” in your blood, you’ll be hooked for life. That’s what happened to me. An’ YES! It’s VERY contagious!”

Tony’s line-up includes; (CLASSIC, PATRIOTIC, humor, rodeo, gunslingers an’ drifters, novelty, original, gold rush, solemn an’ more). In addition, he does Civil War recitations such as; the Gettysburg Address. An’ Lincoln’s favorite; his 2nd Inaugural Address” an’ he recites the most famous letter from the Civil War.

2011 winner o’ both events from the Texas Crossroads Cowboy Gatherin’;

The “Kamikaze Cow” poetry/song/story contest an’ the “Overall Audience Entertainment Value” competition; (voted upon by the audience).

An’ featured Cowboy Poet of the 2013 “National Day O’ The Cowboy” celebration at the Kenniwick, Washington “Cowboy Gatherin’” on the Columbia River.

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