DORIS DALEY BIOAward-Winning Cowboy Poet
Doris has been an emcee and featured performer at every cowboy festival in Canada as well as several in the United States, including Texas, California, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Montana and Oregon. In 2004 she was named Best Female Cowboy Poet in North America by the Academy of Western Artists, the first time any Canadian, male or female, has won the cowboy poetry category. In 2007, 2008 and 2009 she was named one of the Top 5 cowgirl poets in North America by the Western Music Association, with other Top 5 nominations for best collaboration and best cowboy poetry CD. At the November, 2009 WMA Awards Show, Doris won top honours for Best Female Cowboy Poet and best cowboy poetry CD. As with her AWA Will Rogers Awards, she's the first Canadian to bring home top honours in the cowboy poetry categories.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch
Impressive Gene Pool!
“You’ll soon forget she’s a performer,” says Gary Brown of Monterey, California, “and feel like she’s one of the family.” While she is chasing rhymes and building poems, her husband Bob Haysom, a fly-fishing guide and outfitter, snags brown and rainbow trout out of Alberta’s world-renowned Bow River.
Festivals, Concerts, Barn Raisings and Corn Roasts
A partial list of festivals, clients and happy customers includes:
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington, DC
Reno Philharmonic Orchestra
Alberta Scene in Ottawa, Ontario
Association of Canadian Clubs
Cowboy festivals in:
Command Performance: Canada's Governor General
Calgary Stampede Ladies Trail Ride
Anchor D Women's Trail Ride Weekend (thank you, Anna, for shooting the grizzly bear)
Bar U Historic Ranche
Willow Park Golf and Country Club
Beta Sigma Phi
Christmas banquets and parties
Discussing iambic pentamer at the Pioneer Bar in Elko, NV with Rodney Nelson, David Jackson, DW Groethe and Miss V the Gypsy Cowbelle.
“Doris is the pre-eminent female poet in this genre and the equal of any male writing today. In my opinion, she is the female Robert Service. Doris’ verbal paintbrush is as captivating and as visual as the paintings of Russell and Remington. If you want to know the West, listen to Doris Daley. Her gift is unique and her appeal is irresistible.”
~Jack Hannah, Sons of the San Joaquin