ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Canada's Old West History in Song & Tale

Okotoks, Alberta, CanadaPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Jim

  1. 60 mins
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

“We need music to feel at equilibrium in these challenging times.” > Yo-Yo-Ma

From international award-winning singer/songwriter Jim Reader’s home studio in the foothills of the magnificent Canadian Rocky Mountains, comes this extremely unique "edu-taining" multi-media presentation. The homey atmosphere allows guests to relax in their own comfortable environment and escape from our wacky world back into another era for a while. Jim's performance includes a split screen that includes over 200 vintage photos, artwork and graphics that augment the theme and lyrics of every song, poem and story. Guests will feel the wind, smell the sage and taste the traildust down the trails of North America's Old West. Particular emphasis is on Alberta's early frontier and the NorthWest Territories of the late 1880's.
“We need music to feel at equilibrium in these challenging times.” > Yo-Yo-Ma

From international award-winning singer/songwriter Jim Reader’s home studio in the foothills of the magnificent Canadian Rocky Mountains, comes this extremely unique "edu-taining" multi-media presentation. The homey atmosphere allows guests to relax in their own comfortable environment and escape from our wacky world back into another era for a while. Jim's…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Jim can host private groups of any size, up to 10 guests. Private group rates start at $215.

What to bring

  • Online concerts are best heard via HEADPHONES when possible. Jim has an elaborate studio setup to create the best possible sound reproduction. However, normal computer speakers or cell phones may not do justice to the sound on the listeners' end.
    Online concerts are best heard via HEADPHONES when possible. Jim has an elaborate studio setup to create the best possible sound reproducti…

Meet your Host, Jim

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 19 Reviews
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A retired hobby rancher, Jim Reader is an award-winning (Canada and USA) seasoned Singer/Songwriter and Cowboy Poet. Jim's historical songwriting pays tribute to Alberta's rich western heritage > the buffalo, the First Nations, the North West Mounted Police; the first cattle, ranchers, cowboys, pioneers and settlements in the West of the late 1880's. Entertaining and enlightening, Jim's concert has received accolades from community, school and special events venues. Included is a visual component with hundreds of historical photos and artwork that support the lyrics of every song, story and poem. Guests will definitely feel the wind, smell the sagebrush and taste the trail dust in this refreshing ride up the trails of the Old West!
A retired hobby rancher, Jim Reader is an award-winning (Canada and USA) seasoned Singer/Songwriter and Cowboy Poet. Jim's historical songwriting pays tribute to Alberta's rich western heritage > the buffalo, the First Nations, the North West Mounted Police; the first cattle, ranchers, cowboys, pioneers and settlements in the West of the late 1880's. Entertaining and enlightening, Jim's concert has received accolades from community, school and special events venues. Included is a visual componen…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

Susan
July 2021
Jim’s presentation and his original music set the scene beautifully. It was like we were in his home in Calgary. This far exceeded my expectations, Jim’s musical storytelling was wonderful. I highly recommend this experience.
Corinna
May 2021
Wow ! Honestly, I wasn't expecting such an enjoyable, engaging and heart-felt experience. Jim is really a welcoming, charming person, with wit, lots of knowledge - and such a great voice. I loved so much his beautiful, mindful songs (and poems) and also the lyrics. I could really feel the spirit of cowboys, cattles, buffalos etc. also thanks to his incredible slide show. This was pure delight and a special moment for me. A different kind of "history lesson" at its best ! 100 % recommended !!
Laura
March 2021
Jim was great! It was a very intimate experience and we felt very catered to. Thoroughly enjoyed hearing his music and poetry and learning about the Old West!
Emanuel R.
February 2021
If you want to be transported back to yesteryear and relive Old West history through words and song for an hour, Jim Reader will help you imagine that you're sitting around a campfire on a cattle drive. He is truly a cowboy troubadour and a very affable and knowledgeable host. Well worth an hour of your time.
Edward
February 2021
Really recommend this to experience. Brilliant music and story telling. Really give you an idea of what life was like in the mid west during the 1880s
Victoria
February 2021
Wow! Jim’s experience exceeded all expectation. His warming personality instantly made us feel welcome, he is funny and charming. His music, poetry, depth of knowledge, and presentation was fantastic. Would highly recommend to anyone. Made us want to go to the frontier! 10/10

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total.
You’ll need to stream audio and video to participate.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.