Musician Pegie Douglas Sets to Music the Poetry of Badger Clark

Pegie Douglas will present The Life and Music of Badger Clark, Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 7 to 8 p.m. at Siouxland Libraries’ Caille Branch, 4100 South Carnegie Circle. The program is free and open to the public.

After listening to a recording by Pegie Douglas and the Badger Sett Band, Rick Huff, voiced high praise in his Best of the West Reviews. “In listening to this release,” he wrote, “I was particularly struck by the skillfulness with which Clark’s poetry has been set to music. “Creating songs using classic cowboy verse is one of those classic slippery slopes, but Pegie Douglas just artfully skates along it.”

Douglas, who lives in South Dakota May through October, has set 14 of Clark's poems to music. This program was made possible by the South Dakota Humanities Council, affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, please call Siouxland Libraries Downtown Library (367-8700) or visit

If an ADA accommodation is needed, please contact the Human Relations Office at 605‑367‑8745 (voice), 605-367-7039 (TTY), or at least 72 hours before the event.


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