They were tough, resourceful, and ready for anything! Through photos, diary excerpts, newspaper clippings, and amazing true stories, storyteller Dolores Hydock brings to life stories of women of guts and gusto who settled the American West.
They were pioneers, homesteaders, pistol-packin' card sharks, entertainers, and "upstairs girls," but they all played a part in putting the shine in the Golden West of the 1800s.
World-renowned musician Bobby Horton adds a musical heartbeat with songs and tunes of the times. There might be some sing-a-longs, too!
"There was a man sitting behind me at Dolores' story concert. He was fussing because his wife forced him to come along, and he didn't want to be there. At intermission, he told me that he had never experienced anything like it. HE LOVED IT. Of course, I don't remember him telling that to his wife." --Bettye Boyd, audience member
"Heartwarming tales of wit and intelligence..." --Mary Colurso, Birmingham News
"Dolores becomes the characters and pulls you into the action until you find yourself a part of the story." -- MagicCityMoments.com
Dolores Hydock storyteller and actress
"A stellar performer! ... Dolores' stories are smart but not cynical, heartwarming yet never corny, traditional without being mundane...a neat feat!"
--Mary Colurso, The Birmingham News
"Hydock talks with her hands. And her elbows. And her shoulders. When she speaks, she's literally irrepressible."