The Appalachian-rooted duo Linda Jean Stokley and Montana Hobbs are part of a growing resurgence of Kentucky mountain music on the national music scene.
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Two singular artists of Americana music, Nikki Lane and Sierra Ferrell, on friendship, songwriting, and their eclectic paths to fame.
For too long, we've treated soil as an inert resource, when we should be down on our knees worshipping the fact that this is what gives us life on this...
Meet and get to know a few faces from the 2022 cohort as they get underway with yet another guest season at the ranch.
Rushes, sedges, robins, flickers, and mule deer on a walk through Zapata Ranch.
Measuring the learning curve of ranch management by whether the land begins to reveal its deepest secrets and highest rewards.
Part modern travelogue, part history of the journey across the Great Plains.
A young girl’s foray into horseback riding, and how the feel for riding grew to live in her body, below consciousness, like a song.
“It’s close to noon, the sun is high in the sky. It’s hot, and the prairie looks largely devoid of wildlife. Coming in you did see a small group of...
“I am often drawn to paint reminders of those fragile passages from one thing to the next when we are open to newness and also exposed to loss. I felt...
When Forest Woodward was born in the summer of 1986, his father wrote him a poem about “the important places.” This short film by Woodward explores how, many years later,...
There is a river in the sky that washes up the center of the continent each spring and its current rushes and rolls with waves of wings.
Against the backdrop of valley, mountains, and dunes, Amanda Knopf Rauhauser makes sense of her grandmother’s passing following a battle with dementia.
British artist Bruce Munro’s immersive, site-specific installations utilize light to create experiential art. Ranchlands spoke with Bruce about his journey to artistic recognition, the inspiration he draws from travel and...
Whether focusing on a specific 360-acre meadow over the course of a century or using fictional characters to help understand an entire western state, these five books offer insights into...
Singer-songwriter Riddy Arman on how her sense of place weaves its way into the lyrics of her music.
Snow always makes me think of dead rabbits. The winter when I was going on nine, it finally snowed on our house by the highway. I loved the way it...
This place is a refuge for myself, my life with my wife and my children and the people I work with. It is my identity. It is where I feel...
We all know that time breeds familiarity, and the time that I have spent on the truly unique Frying Pan Ranch has ingrained it in my head as more of...
Everyone has a querencia, a place where you love what you do, how you feel, where everything makes sense and you’re at your best. The MP Ranch is mine.