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Mike Beck – Saturday, June 9, 2017

 

Please join us for a house concert with Mike Beck on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 8 p.m. $20 suggested donation.  Doors at 7:30. Please RSVP by email to Tom at tommont45@gmail.com or by phone to Tom at (510) 697-4097. We will provide the exact address when we confirm your RSVP. BYOB and/or snacks for yourself and to share.

Mike Beck’s unique approach to songwriting and performing comes from a life spent pursuing his two loves, music and horses. His experience of living the life of a real working cowboy is reflected on his five CDs of original music, Life of a Buckaroo, Cowboys and Angels, Where the Green Grass Grows, Mariposa Wind and his latest release, Feel. His music tells stories of present day western themes: songs of the men and women who make their living with horses and cattle. Mike has the rare inside view that enables him to write songs both refreshingly authentic yet with a current musical feel.  He grew up in Monterey, Calif., inspired by The Byrds and Clarence White, who was his guitar hero. The radio, the ‘60s and John Steinbeck all played a role in Beck’s formative years both as a musician and a writer.

Mike has performed all over the U.S., Canada and Europe. He has toured with Ian Tyson, Michael Martin Murphy, and Ramblin’ Jack Elliot. For the last decade he has been a featured performer at the National Cowboy Gathering in Elko, Nevada. He recently performed a concert at the Gathering with Tom Russell. Mike also conducts clinics to help people with their horses, and guitar workshops as well.

“In Old California” – Mike co-wrote this with the great Ian Tyson.

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