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James Barrera Performs at Centennial Event

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Cowboy showman, James Barrera, will bring his flashy showmanship, lassos and whips to Williams on Saturday, September 3. Barrera is part of the Centennial entertainment that will appear on the outdoor stage in front of the museum on Saturday.

Barrera has been a feature performer at some of California‚Äôs most eclectic venues. Barrera has headlined at events as diverse as the Monterey Cowboy Music & Poetry Festival; the Vida de Oro Folk Art Festival; the Crocker Art Museum‚Äôs 125th Anniversary celebration; and the San Francisco Fine Arts Institute Graduation Celebration. He more recently entertained fans during the San Francisco 49ers vs Oakland Raiders NFL football game at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park.

A Central Valley boy, born and raised, Barrera utilizes his unique abilities to tell long forgotten tales about the deep influences vaqueros carved into the California culture. With his quick wit and stage presence, he charms his audiences. While using his lasso to spin butterflies, he explores how the California vaqueros have shaped the image of the American cowboy, and the world-wide image of the American Wild West. While cracking his whips, he brings to life California folk legends such as Joaquin Murrieta and Tirburcio Vasquez. A third-generation Mexican-American, Barrera does not identify himself as a Mexican charro. Rather, he considers himself a California vaquero.

Performing with Barrera at Saturday‚Äôs Centennial Celebration is the dance company Folklorico Latino De Woodland.‚óĄ

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2017. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.

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