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The Badger Sett Band

Badger Clark

Badger Clark was South Dakota's first Poet Laureate.  He lived in Custer State Park for 30 years. The home he built by hand, The Badger Hole, can be visited Memorial Day through Labor Day at the park. The Cowboy's Prayer is one of his most famous poems and made him nationally famous as a Cowboy Poet.
His poetry about nature, the Black Hills, and the Arizona desert have inspired me to set his words to music.

The Badger Sett Band

THE BADGER SETT BAND formed in 2012 to present THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF BADGER CLARK, SOUTH DAKOTA'S FIRST POET LAUREATE.  The show honors the life, poetry, and music of Badger Clark who lived in Hot Springs from around 1910-1925 and Custer State Park from 1925-1957.  Badger is buried in Hot Springs.

The band got its start at the Tatanka Barn Theatre in the park and performs there throughout the summer. The band has performed at the following venues:
The Buffalo Roundup, Custer State Park
The Journey Museum, Rapid City
The DAHL, Rapid City
The Rapid City Library
Tristate Museum, Belle Fourche
The Adams Museum, Deadwood
Newton Fork Ranch, Hill City
Dakota Discovery Museum, Mitchell
Ft. Meade Museum, Sturgis
VA Hospital, Hot Springs

Pegie has presented songs of Badger Clark at:
Medora Gathering, Medora, ND
Dakota Western Heritage Festival, Ft. Pierre
Alzada Gathering, Alzada, MT
VA Hospital, Sturgis
National Night Out, Las Cruces, NM
Westerners, Sturgis
Westerners, Hot Springs
Nebraska Cowboy Poetry Gathering,Valentine, NE

Band members include:
Pegie Douglas-guitar & vocals

Cheryl Janssens-bass
Katie Lautenschlager-fiddle
Ned Westphal-guitar & narrator


our CD, The Life and Music of Badger Clark, Vol. II, has won 2019 CD of the Year from the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame!

THE BADGER SETT BAND at the High Plains
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