Save the Date for a very special performance! The multi-award-winning Juni Fisher, 2011 Western Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year, is coming to perform on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM. The event will be held at Courtside Bistro at Chamisal Tennis and Fitness Club, 185 Robley Road off Laureles Grade, in Corral de Tierra, CA, (Take Highway 68 from Monterey or Salinas to Corral de Tierra.) Doors open at 6:00 PM. There will be a no host bar and come early to enjoy dinner at the Courtside Bistro. Suggested donation is $20.00 at the door. For more information, call 831-484-6000.
About Juni Fisher
Born in the San Joaquin Valley of California, Juni Fisher spent her early years training horses, as well as working on cow-calf operations. She now tours the country full time, delighting audiences with her original songs, storytelling, and guitar playing.
Juni Fisher is an internationally respected western and folk singer-songwriter who was voted Western Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year in 2011. She was also selected as their Female Performer of the Year in 2006, 2009 and 2011. In addition, the Academy of Western Artists named her Female Performer of the Year in 2005. The National Cowboy Museum awarded Fisher with the coveted Western Heritage "Wrangler Award" in 2009 for Most Outstanding Western Album, making her the first female recipient of that award in the history of the National Cowboy Museum's awards. Fisher was originally from a farming family in Strathmore, California. Juni Fisher now lives in Franklin, Tennessee where she moved in 1991. She began singing while in elementary school, in a trio with her sisters. She started playing guitar at age seven and wrote her first song at age eight. She has the highest regard for the Western ballad, which she has described as "a pure form of American folk music".
She competed in the National Reined Cow Horse Association’s Celebrity Cow Horse Challenge in
2012, winning the Championship, and these days finds time between concerts to ride and show her cutting horse.
"Juni Fisher's luminous intensity ignites her writing and her performances." says one journalist." At the heart of her unique and complex artistry is her ability to bring alive what become unforgettable
characters and images, stunning stories that often carry a deep and compassionate reflection of the
Well known cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell says:
"Juni Fisher is the best thing to happen to western music in a long time."
Her musical influences early on included Marty Robbins, Joan Baez and Burl Ives. She enjoys fly fishing in her spare time. For more information, go to www.junifisher.net.
More background information about Juni Fisher
More than a Singer, More than a Songwriter, Juni is a horsewoman with a message.
Juni Fisher's name is synonymous with the kind of songwriting that, according to one promoter "Plumbs the depth of your soul…".
Born in the San Joaquin Valley of California, Fisher grew up in a farming family, but between school and countless singing performances with her two sisters, Juni found a way to have horses, and 4-H and FFA honors followed her through out her school years. While studying Equine Science at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, she rode young horses for her customers, and became known as a good horse show "catch rider": she rode her way through college, with top honors at Intercollegiate and Quarter Horse shows. Meanwhile, she was earning horse show entry money singing big band standards in a dance orchestra.
In her early adult years she apprenticed with a cowhorse trainer, and trained cowhorses from snaffle bitters to bridle horses, winning her first Snaffle Bit Futurity (IARCHA) in '81, her first Bridle Horse Championship in '83 (the Monterey Classic) while working on a cow calf operation, and running a roping arena. Her bridle horses did day work on the ranch, and competed weekends. If there was a campfire gathering with music, Juni was there with her guitar, singing the songs of the west she'd learned from her father. In 1984 she moved to Santa Ynez, CA, to work for a cutting horse trainer, taking her blossoming songwriting skills with her.
A local band was quick to ask her to play rhythm guitar and sing leads and backups, and soon she was working L.A. area clubs with a country dance band, which was playing western and cowboy music. Juni's ability to ride at speed across the hills found her working as a foxhunting professional, and she accepted a one year position with a hunt club in Tennessee. Point to point racing, steeplechasing, and horse trials took the place of cowhorses, while she honed her songwriting skills among Nashville's finest.
Her first Western release,"Tumbleweed Letters" (1999) reached Monterey Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival director Gary Brown in late 2003. He shared Juni's music with other promoters and soon Juni would shift to music full time as her profession. Fisher now performs at the major festivals, and concert venues of all sizes across the US, and spends saddle time on her cutting horse, keeping her tuned up for competition.
Awards (most recent first)
2014 Western Writers of America Spur Award, best Song
2013 Western Music Association Song of the Year
2012 NRCHA Celebrity Cow Horse Challenge Champion
2012 True West Magazine Best Solo Performer, Editor's Choice
2011 Western Music Association Entertainer of the Year
2011 Western Music Association Female Performer of the Year
2011 Western Music Association Song of the Year
2009 Western Music Association Female Performer of the Year
2009 Western Music Association Traditional Album of the Year
2008 Western Heritage "Wrangler Award" for Outstanding Western Album
2008 Western Music Association Songwriter of the Year
2007 Western Music Association Song of the Year
2006 Western Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year
2005 Academy of Western Artists Female Vocalist of the Year
2005 Western Music Association Crescendo Award