From the West to the East to the far north of Alaska, audiences have been captivated by Carol Markstrom’s vocals and the storytelling quality of her lyrics that transport to other places, times, and people. Carol’s songs tap into Western Roots, Folk, Americana, and Outlaw and Classic Country. Her ballads and love songs range from the whimsical to bittersweet, and the beauty of Western landscapes inspires some of her songwriting. Carol also writes non-fiction about Native American history and culture which have influenced some of her songs. She enjoys performing crowd favorites delivering them with a fresh approach. Carol has released three CDs, two award-winning. Her song about Dakota Sioux leader, Medicine Bottle, is in the soundtrack of a 2019 documentary film titled “The Indian System.”
Sheridan County Players
The Sisters of the Outlaw Trail
Sisters, Marci and Teresa grew up along Highway 12, Nebraska’s Outlaw Trail. They incorporate their rural experience and research into narrative cowboy poetry and music. Props and PowerPoint enhance this educational and entertaining presentation. Topics include the complex characters and situations of the Western Movement such as: outlaws Doc Middleton (Nebraska’s Robin Hood) and Kid Wade, women who became entangled into webs of crime, livestock, and rustlers.