The cowboy classics of Bob Bovee & Pop Wagner will be featured on Pioneer Public Television’s Grassland Jam on Saturday, March 30 at 7 p.m. and will be available for online viewing immediately after the broadcast on www.pioneer.org/grasslandjam. The broadcast will be repeated on Monday, April 1 at noon. The performances were recorded at the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old Time Music Association Festival held in Richmond in August 2018.
Since meeting in 1971 and discovering that they liked to play the same old-time music, Pop Wagner and Bob Bovee have specialized in creating spirited traditional music. Specializing in cowboy classics, Wagner and Bovee have developed and deepened their craft during 40 years of accomplished musical careers.
Wagner is a master finger-picking guitarist, fiddler, singer, square dance caller and purveyor of dry humor, who lives in St. Paul and performs solo and in various other musical combinations. Bovee resides in southeastern Minnesota. In addition to performing with Wagner, Bovee performs solo, playing guitar, harmonica, autoharp and banjo; he sings and yodels; and is also a humorist and storyteller. Together they have entertained audiences spanning America, Canada and Europe.