Wylie & the Wild West comes to the Sibyl Center

Submitted Photo Wylie & the Wild West

STANLEY – Wylie & the Wild West will bring their authentic western music to the Sibyl Center in Stanley Saturday night. The show will start at 7 p.m.

Wylie Gustafson is a native Montana singer/songwriter with 20 albums and 4 decades of performing, writing, and recording under his belt. He’s an accomplished cutting horse and roping enthusiast and despite his successful career in music and yodeling, when not touring he still gets up every day and tends to the livestock on his Cross Three Quarter Horse ranch near the town of Conrad, Mont.

Since 1989, the Wylie & the Wild West has become internationally known for their captivating presentation of original and traditional music of America and its colorful West. The group got its start on Ronnie Mack’s Barn Dance at the Palomino Club in North Hollywood, Calif., developing their sound alongside artists such as Dale Watson, Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakum, Rosie Flores and Dave Alvin.

Since then, Wylie & the Wild West have played thousands of gigs, delighting audiences around the world with their one-of-a-kind brand of music that includes elements of Cowboy, Traditional Country, Western Swing, Folk and Yodeling. Their resume includes more than 50 appearances on the Grand Ole Opry along with other notable venues including the National Folk Festival, the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, The Los Angeles Performing Arts Center, the Bumbershoot Festival, the Stagecoach Festival, Merlefest, the National Cowboy Gathering and a Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. Add to that a performance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

As a seasoned singer/songwriter, Gustafson has etched his presence onto the American music scene and is the originator of the High Plains Yodeling style which evokes the loneliness of his northern Montana home. His voice echoed in millions of homes as the prominent yodel in the successful Yahoo! Advertising campaign with his trademark “Ya-hooo-ooo!” His top selling book “How to Yodel- Lessons to Tickle Your Tonsils” is the number one selling book of its genre.

Tickets for Wylie & the Wild West are $20. Call 629-1721 for tickets or more information. The Sibyl Center is located at 301 1st Street Southwest in Stanley and can be found on the web at sibylcenter.org.