Ross Knox is part of cowboy lore.
The poet has earned a living as cowboy since he left home at the age of 16. He currently runs pack mules into Yosemite National Park. At 20, he started writing and became a key figure at the annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. He attended the first event in 1985, and pretty much every one since.
Singer Trinity Seely is a true cowgirl in her own right and Knox’ musical counter balance.
The pair recently released an album of Knox’ poem set to Seely’s music. They are playing a series of supporting concert dates, including this year’s National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nev., and this weekend’s show in Visalia. Details: 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at Mavericks Coffee House, 238 E. Caldwell Ave., Visalia. Tickets are $25. 559-624-1400, www.maverickscoffeehouse.com