With an Arizona heritage dating to the 1800s, Mike enjoys sharing stories in rhythmic form - stories dealing with the joys and dreams, and the more serious, sad, and heartfelt realities of cowboy life. Humorous, energetic, patriotic, solemn, simple, caring, wild, sad, daring, trusting... the list goes on and the cowboy's guilty of it all. His hope is to share a bit of that spirit in his writings and recitations. He received the Gail I.Gardner Award as an Arizona Cowboy and Poet, and his book was recipient of the Will Rogers Medallion Award. Mike feels there's educational as well as entertainment value in sharing Cowboy Music and Poetry.