Perry was a working cowboy where he ranched with his parents near Medicine Hat and Millarville, AB before joining the Warden Service where he retired as Chief Park Warden of Banff National Park in 2000. His youth spent as a rodeo cowboy, contributed to his love, respect and knowledge of the cowboy life that he has captured in the writings and performances of his poetry and songs. His work strives to maintain the rich culture and tradition of the western way of life.
His compositions, whether in song or poetry, are a reflection of his experience in ranching, rodeo and working in the pristine wilderness areas of our National Parks.
Perry was the lead singer of the band Latigo from 2000-2008; the band traveled extensively in the prairie provinces, toured Canada’s East Coast in 2006 and Arizona in 2008. Latigo produced two CD’s - Kansas in the Fall and The Drifter. He is the past president of The Alberta Cowboy Poetry Association.
High River, AB