Western History as Entertainment & Education

Telling the Tale of the West through Lyrics & Melody

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Skilled & Experienced Western History Educator in Kansas

There is something in the air of New Mexico that makes the blood red, the heart to beat high and the eyes to look upward. Folks don’t come here to die- they come to live and they get what they come for. Francis Aubrey, 1852

The Santa Fe Trail was used for six decades and is the oldest overland route through the Great Plains of North America. It was a trail of immense trade beginning in 1821 after Mexico revolted from Spain and won their independence. The story of the American west and the Mexico north cannot be told separately. It was a trail of great opportunity, but also great danger. The scarcity of water, the harsh living conditions, disease and the resistance of Native Americans all presented grave concern for freighters who dared the trail.

Jeff Davidson leads audiences along the Santa Fe Trail, through the trading posts of the times, stopping at frontier forts and recognizing the contribution of oxen and mules. The trail was not only a route of commerce, but also a route of cultural exchange that is still with us today.

Using a unique blend of songs, historical facts and pictures – Jeff Davidson revisits the history of the Santa Fe Trail, and its tremendous influence on the shaping of the economy, ideology and heroism of a young nation.


The Santa Fe Trail is a National Historic Trail

Santa Fe Trail
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History is anything but boring when Jeff Davidson teaches it. This gifted musician uses words and song to tell the tale of the Old West. From Jeff Davidson Music, you learn Western history education through musical performance, complete with narration.

Jeff entertains with lyrical lessons about the role the Old West played in shaping the U.S. economy, ideology, and heroism. He's a popular and frequent guest for all those who love this period of our history, from children to senior citizens. He performs throughout the State of Kansas, but don't worry if you don't live close. Order one of his CDs to learn history through song.

Western History on CD

Sing along as Jeff Davidson shares the history of the Old West.

A Musical Sample

Listen as Jeff performs the Ozark Mountain Melody.

The Words to the Songs

Learn Old West tunes by heart and history in your head.


Hear Western favorites, as well as melodies Jeff wrote, in his history lessons.

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Memberships in These Organizations:

The International Western Music Association

The Santa Fe Trail Association

The International Chisholm Association

Your Musical History Lesson

The West was host to early explorers that traversed parched plains as they explored the vast Louisiana Purchase. It beckoned to the traders on the Santa Fe Trail and the pioneers on the Oregon Trail. The West did not escape the heartbreak of the Civil War, but the post-war cattle drives created the greatest American hero and the symbol of the West — the Cowboy.

You travel with Jeff and his multimedia presentation through Western history, from the time of Coronado to the end of the 1800s. You traipse the Plains with early explorers, drive spikes on the first railways, plow in new ground, ride for the Pony Express, and stop a stampeding herd. Sit back and take a deep seat — the "winning of the West" was not for the faint of heart.

Schedule a musical history lesson with a singer who croons the tales of the West — Jeff Davidson.


Service Area
Entertaining & Educating in the State of Kansas 


(620) 583-4437