For two days in 2008, Tom Russell and Ian Tyson held court, "Mano A Mano," At the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, and offered a rare glimpse into the creative process of song writing, plus a friendship and collaboration the spans decades. Tyson speaks of the Dylan days, and both writers cut to the core of their art. This song writing workshop forms the basis for this DVD which also includes performances by Tyson and Russell and an exclusive interview with Tyson which is included in its entirity as a bonus feature. DVD runs approx. 90 mins.