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Cowboy Christmas strums into Prescott Center for the Arts

Trinity Seely (Courtesy photo)

Trinity Seely (Courtesy photo)

It's time for a chance to celebrate Christmas with the cowboys, but instead of heading out to a ranch to do some work like the cowboys, head to the Prescott Center for the Arts, 208 N. Marina St. for Cowboy Christmas. Now in its sixth year, Cowboy Christmas this year features Trinity Seely and The Rusty Pistols with Gail Steiger as the night's emcee. It will be held at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at www.pc-az.net.

This is Seely's first year performing in Cowboy Christmas. She was approached by Tom Agostino, director of Folk Sessions, at this year's Annual Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering. There's much excitement in coming back to Prescott to see familiar and new faces, she said.

"I just love the little town," Seely said. "I can't wait to see it during Christmas."

Though she doesn't quite know what her set list will be, it will be a few cowboy Christmas tunes as well as a lot of original music, Seely said. The cowboy Christmas songs will give the audience a taste of what a cowboy Christmas really is.

When it comes to writing those original songs, the inspiration comes pretty naturally, Seely said. The winter months on the ranch are never easy, but the songs that come from the experiences give a really good look at a cowboy Christmas, she said.

But even though the months are hard, there is a love for the Christmas spirit, Seely noted.

"Everybody seems to be in such a good mood, helping each other out," she said.

And while this is Seely's first year performing in Cowboy Christmas, it's the second for The Rusty Pistols, who performed last year said Duane Steinbrink. The band had a great time and lots of fun, he said.

The Rusty Pistols are also coming out with some new songs that they're going to unveil at both shows, Steinbrink added. But, the highlight of the show is Seely, he said.

"As far as I'm concerned, she's angelic," Steinbrink said.

For more information, visit www.pc-az.net.

By Jason Wheeler. Follow Reporter Jason on Twitter @PrescottWheels. Reach him at 928-445-3333 ext. 2037 or at 928-642-5277.