Dennis Knill grew up in Colorado, where he showed horses and trained colts on his grandparents' horse ranch near Golden. He got his first guitar in high school, but did not get serious about his music until several years ago when he saw Dave Stamey. Dennis said to himself, "Wow, that's what I want to do!" Well, he ain't young and cute, he's sorta long in the tooth, but he did start writing his own songs, hosted some house concerts, and played a few cowboy music and poetry gathering events, and made some wonderful, life-long friends. Wherever he goes he reminds people: "It ain't country... it's cowboy!"