A bona fide troubadour, Miss “V” offers intriguing glimpses into American culture, history and lore. Her musical performances pair a diverse selection of original ballads with traditional cowboy, country and Americana covers. Compelling lyrics accompanied by solid rhythms on the guitar and her homemade “Plank Banjo” define “V”s signature Genuine Cowbilly sound. Her subtle humor, engaging personality, creative spirit, and penchant for discovering ‘the road less travelled’ culminate in unique performances that entertain and provoke thought in equal measure. Listeners enjoy stepping back to rural places and simpler times.
While caretaking a homestead ranch for fourteen years, Miss “V” honed skills such as driving teams, making tack, running pack strings, building banjos, and cowboying. Two decades spent exploring rural America and her backcountry have afforded “V” her rich understanding of the land and its people.
As comfortable entertaining Wyoming’s First lady as she is playing for teamsters on wagon trains, “V” has shared the stage with legends such as Baxter Black and Ramblin’ Jack Elliot. Her propensity for engaging listeners of all ages has charmed audiences from coast to coast for over two decades. Well-versed at performing at a wide range of venues, some of her specialties include festivals, living history exhibitions, museums, historical societies, libraries, dude ranches and campfires. Most important, Miss “V” remains true to her moniker: Nothing Fancy But Guaranteed Authentic!