Miriam Dreher, Singer, Songwriter, Yodeller


Miriam brings together a very special kind of music, especially with her Swiss and western yodels. She has built a reputation over several years with her stunning yodelling, beautiful melodic voice and warm, heartfelt & intense performances. Her repertoire spans from old traditional country to bluegrass, gospel and more.

She has won 23 music awards in the past few years including a lifetime achievement award and has been the recipient of three international and four Canadian awards for yodeller. She has been a finalist in the Senior Star search three times. Miriam has achieved the success to a Platinum which is equivalent of a gold medal. The House of Commons in Ottawa has presented her with a beautiful prestigious award for her accomplishment in the music industry.

In January 2013, Miriam was presented by the Governor General of Alberta, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal. She received the Lifetime Achievement award by the AWCM, favorite artist, favorite entertainer, children’s ministry, and in 2018, an award for entertaining seniors and providing and helping them with reports to the government.

She has performances in various provinces across Canada and the US and did a special performance for Council General of Switzerland. She entertains at cowboy gatherings, rodeos, women’s shows, churches, weddings, anniversaries and seniors residences and hospitals.

Miriam has opened shows for professional artists like Gary Fjellgaard, George Hamilton IV, Baxter Black, Jack Jackson, Riders in the Sky, Roy Rodgers (Dusty), Red Stegal and many others.

She was the Executive Producer of the annual Yodelfest in Airdrie, Alberta, with every year a sell out crowd for eleven years.

Miriam Dreher

Aidrie, Alberta

Phone: 403-948-1961

Email: yodelgirl@telus.net

Jesse Colt, Cowboy Poet


Jesse shares a log home in the Rocky Mountain foothills with the love of his life, Linda, several dogs, too many horses and the noisiest coyotes in Alberta.

His education includes an Engineering Degree from the University of Manitoba and Business Administration from McMaster University. After service with the Royal Canadian Air Force, Jesse practiced Engineering in most Canadian provinces and territories. He is currently Director of Engineering, Siemens Canada.

He has performed Cowboy Poetry in venues, ranging from the dusty bars along the Cowboy Trail to the glamour of Nevada.

He is a member of the Academy of Western Artists and 2017 to 2019 President of the Alberta Cowboy Poetry Association. Jesse is an award winning Cowboy Poet and his published novels have been short listed in the Eppies. His book, illustrated by Val Moker, “Short Poems And Tall Cowboys” won the Will Rogers Medallion Award.

Jesse Colt

Bragg Creek, Alberta

Phone: 403-931-2681

Email: JesseColt@MSN.com

Bryce Burnett, Cowboy Poet


Growing up “in ranching ways” on the Prairies of southwest Saskatchewan, Bryce Burnett has put his pen to paper to proudly celebrate his heritage and the lifestyle he loves. Burnett’s cowboy poetry recollects his memories of homesteaders and characters in his region, as well as the animals and natural wonders that have affected him daily. Community events and family meals, trips to town and Sunday worship services, cattle encounters and the beauty of the fields, births and deaths, rodeos, cattle shows, and fishing trips all play a role in the life of a rancher. Burnett captures them all in his own style, often with a dash of humour.

Bryce Burnett

Swift Current, Saskatchewan

Phone: 306-773-7065

Email: wburnett@xplornet.ca

URL: www.bryceburnett.com

Noel Burles, Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Cowboy Poet


Noel grew up on a large cattle ranch near Cowley, Alberta.  As a result, Noel learned his ”cowboy” skills at an early age; they were further honed working at other ranches.

Noel has worked for lumber companies, driven truck, washed cars, worked as a prep cook and dishwasher. He is also a licensed mechanic and millwright.

“Been there, done that!”

Noel plays numerous instruments including rhythm guitar, base guitar, mandolin and most recently, fiddle.

Noel has travelled all across Canada, the USA, Mexico, and performed in England and Australia. He continues to travel the world, sharing his talents.


He has two poetry books and one CD of original songs.

Noel Burles

Email: noel.burles@outlook.com

Phone: 403-315-2355

Ed Brown, Cowboy Poet, Singer, Songwriter, Wildlife Artist and Sculptor

With a diverse background including rodeo cowboy, community pasture rider, trapper, wildlife artist and musician, Ed Brown has collected a vast backlog of experiences populated by colourful characters and situations which he mines to bring to life his various narratives. Poems laced with raw humour, irony and comments on the state of just about everything blend seamlessly with songs that range from poignant reflections on days gone by, to uplifting celebrations of modern cowboy life. All original and a unique approach to storytelling.


From his home base on a small ranch in Southwestern Manitoba, Ed performs regularly at countless private functions and has been a headliner at all the major cowboy gatherings and festivals in Western Canada. He has also made regular radio and television appearances and has been featured in several magazine articles and documentaries. An accomplished musician, he is often found performing as a side man for other performers.

Ed is in the Manitoba Rodeo Cowboy’s Hall of Fame and is currently serving on the executive of the Alberta Cowboy Poetry Association. He has produced three CDs of his work and has been awarded the Will Rogers Award from the Academy of Western Artists. His songs and poems have been performed by several other artists in Canada and the US.

Ed Brown

Box 241 Oak Lake, Manitoba

R0M 1P0

Phone: 204-512-2498

Email: edbrownbal@hotmail.com

Web: www.edbrowncowboypoet.com

Jim Beaudoin, Singer

My Dad was not only my biggest fan, but was also my musical influence and idol. Anywhere you could find him: the house, barn, truck or tractor, he would be singing a song. At a young age my parents bought me my first guitar at a filling station in our home town of Maymont.


Both my Dad and I liked singers like Marty Robbins, Johnny Cash, Hank Snow, and Elvis, as well as the lively Southern Gospel. I got married to Pat, had three daughters and moved to Spruce Grove, Alberta where I continued to sing to myself and around family campfires. As a shy guy, I was not too much into singing in front of people. Matter of fact, the only time you may have heard me sing was while I was welding!

Then several years ago, Pat pushed me on the stage at Garden Valley Jamboree. My wife knows what is best, because since then, we have traveled all around to Jamborees, having the time of our life. So I thank her for the push. She is my biggest promoter and supporter. I hope you all enjoy our music as much as we enjoy singing it.

I’m now retired from welding and enjoy volunteering at senior centers around Spruce Grove and Stony Plain, performing cowboy music!

Jim Beaudoin

Spruce Grove, Alberta

Phone: 780-962-5811

Email: jimbeaudoinhp@gmail.com