Singing the Good Old Songs Again

Bill Boycott Group

“Buffalo Bill” Boycott, Joanne Orr, Jackie Davidson and Gary  Brandt combine forces to present “Singing the Good Old Songs Again” —classic and original songs in a fun, energetic, entertaining show! Bill Boycott (Buffalo Bill) and Joanne Orr (both residing in Wyoming), who performed at Finn Camp a couple of years ago, are the Western Music Association harmony award winners. Bill is also a WMA yodeling champ. Jackie and Gary, of Ferndale, have performed for many years in the Detroit area. Jackie, an original member of the Grammy Award-winning group The New Christy Minstrels, has superb vocals and extraordinary banjo skills. Gary Brandt is an excellent singer-songwriter and 12-string guitarist. They are performing Wednesday, August 3, at the Finn Camp Dance Hall starting at 7:00 p.m. Come enjoy this exciting program of seasoned musicians and entertainers. And don’t forget it’s Taco Wednesday, starting at 6:00 p.m. This performance is sponsored by the Newsletter Committee. Donations would be very much appreciated.

Buffalo Bill, with Dr. Jo, Flower of the Prairie Show

Some Finn Campers may remember Bill Boycott from the 1970s, when he and friends often played music in camp country around a campfire. Over the last 25 years, Buffalo Bill has been a full-time entertainer, harmonizing the good old western songs of long ago plus many original songs on the fiddle, banjo, mandolin and guitar, as well as being a world-class yodeler. He was also a member of the Grammy Award–winning New Christy Minstrels in 2005–2008.

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Buffalo Bill Boycott and Dr. Jo (Flower of the Prairie), winners of the 2011Western Music Association’s Harmony Duo Award

On Wednesday, July 30, at 7:00 p.m. in the Dance Hall, Buffalo Bill and Dr. Jo, both of Lander, Wyo., will present cowboy and western American folk music in the rich spirit of the Rocky Mountain West. Dr. Jo performs on vocals, banjo, and guitar. She was a strolling minstrel for years with the Henry Ford Museum /Greenfield Village Players, where she met Bill. They have been performing and touring nationwide for the past eight years. This is a free performance, but donations would be appreciated. For more information, visit their website:, or go to Facebook:

Western Music for All Ages

—Sponsored by the Newsletter Committee