Pop Wagner

Pop has quite the reputation as a singer, picker, fiddler, lasso twirler, poet and downright funny guy.

He appeared quite frequently on Public Radio's A Prairie Home Companion during the show's formative years and for the last four decades he has worked his cowboy magic throughout 44 states and ten countries.

His cowboy anthems crackle with the warmth of a prairie campfire and his old time fiddle tunes set toes a-tappin' while he serves up spellbinding rope tricks and tall stories -- all with a good dose of friendly humor.

Photo by Mel Floyd

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NOTE: For information on Pop Wagner’s touring schedule, please sign up for the “Pop Wagner Occasional E-mail Bulletin”. To do so send an e-mail to: popwagner@mac.com

©2008 Pop Wagner

Pop fiddles “Goodbye Old Paint” on YouTube!

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For more than five years Pop Wagner has perfected his technique of making mohair cinches and is passing on his knowledge to students.  In his five hour hands on workshop, students will learn the basic technique and complete a cinch, usually in the traditional diamond and bar design.

For a schedule of these classes click HERE

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As director of Heritage And Traditions, a 501(c)(3) organization I am very excited to announce the launch of a new project! Earlier this year three substantial collections of audio tape were donated to Heritage And Traditions for the purpose of forming a folk music archive to be housed eventually at the University of Minnesota. There is a lot of work to do in order to prepare these tapes for the archive -- inventory, cataloging and digitizing for starters. If you would like to see a list of the recordings in this collection please email your request to me at:


If anyone would like to make a tax deductible contribution toward this noble effort please go to our website: