Mike Moutoux

New Mexico's Enchanting Cowboy
Welcome and a hearty thanks for dropping by! Please make yourself at home and poke around in here as much as you like. I try to make this a place where you can get to know me, enjoy some cowboy poetry; even order a CD if you’d like. New Mexico is known as the Land of Enchantment; a place that is steeped in fascinating history, stunning landscapes, and charming people you would enjoy knowing. As a poet and songwriter, I try to capture the feelings of those places and the stories of the people I run across living and working here. I’ll put you as close to being in the saddle as words and music will allow. Here at this sort of cyber-campfire, I’ll even give you a new Poem to enjoy now and then. And, I hope you’ll check my Calendar to see if I’ll be performing somewhere near you. I’d really like the chance to sing you a song and perform a poem for you in person.
~ Mike

What People Are Saying…

You are drawn in by the characters he creates and his unique sense of humor always makes me smile. His style of singing takes me back to the great story tellers I grew up listening to like Croce, Chapin and Lightfoot. They are uplifting, entertaining and invite you into the life of a modern cowboy.

John Sillaman, Dayton, OH

I’ve been getting RAVES from people who were at the concert last night. You really wowed them Mike. They too were very impressed with your ability to do both music and poetry so well. Beautiful voice, singing and speaking; wonderful material; heartfelt delivery.

Karren Little

I’ve been a fan of Cowboy Music all my life, since I sang along with Rex Allen and Roy Rogers as a pup, and I’m sure glad I went to Sierra Vista to see you, Mike. Your voice is one of the best!

Bill Straub, Albuquerque, NM

…could listen to Mike all night.

Fran Rowe, Maricopa Arizona

He is one of the best cowboy entertainers in the country.

Duane Lawrence, Estancia, New Mexico

Mike is phenomenal.

Bobbi Jeen Olson, Stanfield, Arizona

…I have a new favorite singer.

Donna Sanson, Breckinridge, Missouri

I do consider you one of our best talents.

Steve Conroy, Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering

You have a rare talent to bring poetry to the masses.

Rod Kent, Nokomis, FL

Mike heard you at Oro Valley, you played a song called He Lets Me Ride. I don’t get too emotional except about my horses and that song brought tears to my eyes. Heading out on my best boy I consider it an honor and a privilege he wants me up there every time. You nailed it with that song, where can I get a hold of it?

Alan Little, Tucson

Mike’s performance at our annual convention was a real hit. His mix of music and storytelling was perfect for our family-friendly crowd.  Even those who were not fans of cowboy music had a great time. I look forward to having him back.

Baron Glassgow, Executive Director, New Mexico Propane Gas Association..

He is an outstanding cowboy poet, songwriter, and singer, and a very entertaining master of ceremonies. Mike’s original compositions are among his best performances; they tell stories of the cowboy work and life that he loves. The title of “New Mexico’s Enchanting Cowboy” truly suits him. One of the kindest and most helpful individuals you will ever meet.

Esther Dollarhide, President, Tombstone Western Music Festival, Inc.

Mike’s Story…

Mike Moutoux is a cowboy-singer-songwriter from Silver City, New Mexico. Also known as “New Mexico’s Enchanting Cowboy,” he specializes in turning ranch work into cowboy songs and cowboy poetry that give listeners a rare look into the life of a working cowboy.

I’ve helped to pull calves and watched them take their first breath, laid on the ground in the mud and blood doctoring cows, been chased by cows, kicked by cows, fallen off a horse or two, and just generally collected too many fond memories to remember.

His work has taken him high into the Pecos Wilderness in northern New Mexico, to the rolling hills and arroyos of southwest New Mexico, and to the flat mesquite plains near Carlsbad. He has shared stages with all the western music greats and has been a friend to all as a radio DJ, festival emcee, and concert producer.

I want to put everyone in the audience as close to being in the saddle as words and music allow—and at the same time leave ‘em laughing.

He plays a mix of songs, mostly his own, but always includes some classics the audience is sure to recognize. There will be wild rides, cattle drives, and endless big blue skies all wrapped up in poetry and song. With his smooth voice, authentic material, and a wonderful sense of humor, it doesn’t take long for an audience to appreciate what enchanting means: captivating and charming. He has been a friend to many performers as a DJ for KSIL radio in Silver City, the producer of the Cowboy Concert Series, and as a talent wrangler and Master of Ceremonies for the Tyrone Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival. He is a regular on the poetry and music circuit especially in New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado.

My wife and I enjoy the gatherings and meeting up with old friends and making new ones as well. The gatherings are really like family reunions and while I enjoy performing, I like visiting with friends just as much.

Upcoming Events

Cowboy Shows, Concerts, Festivals, Gatherings and Events

August 9-11 Prescott, AZ Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering. This gathering is one of the best in the country with lots of top notch entertainers.

October 6 Tucson, AZ Catalina State Park This will be a sunset concert in a gorgeous park setting. Lots of folks bring lawn chairs or pack a picnic supper.

October 7 Tucson, AZ Monterey Court. Nancy Elliott and Friends concert. I’m delighted to be friends with Nancy who hosts a different performer each month for a sort of Sunday brunch concert. It’s a wonderful outside venue and the food is terrific. 505 W. Miracle Mile. We start at 10:00

October 27 Deming, NM Deming Performing Arts Theater. 2-4 PM This lovely theater enjoys offering Saturday matinees and it is nice to be able to play so close to home.

The Old Brass Bell

Ol’ Ben and I were camped below the ridgeline The horses hobbled so they could graze at night One wore an old brass bell that tinkled soft and low So we could find ‘em in the morning if they drifted out of sight That night I tossed and turned as I usually...

Question Is

What if you could get up in the morning before the stars had set And the sunrise was a thing upon which you could place a bet Will the clouds be there? Will they turn pink or orange or red? Or will the sky just turn from gray to pale blue instead? If you...

Mountain Freedom

Takin’ cattle to the mountains makes good mem’ries Winter snows have left the grasses green and lush The old cows, remembering, need no pushing up the trail Up, up we ride through stands of aspen and oak brush The trail is rocky, windy, all the horses...

Marshall Mac

In the ol’ Southwest they laid to rest a lawman of local fame Most folks called him “Shorty”; McAndrews was his name He stood five foot five with his boots on and favored an extra tall heel But he never shrank from any task; Marshal Mac was the real deal...

I Wish Everyone Could Be Cowboy

I wish that everyone could be a cowboy Just for one month, one week or a day ‘Cause if you had that chance for just a little while You’d live and love the rest the Cowboy Way You’d work long, hard, honest--- and love the same Folks that know you are glad...

Cowboy Decor

Slick Rock Sam had been married a short while His wife took charge of decorating early on She was always planning some new remodeling job And bit by bit all his old stuff was gone First to go was his old set of chaps He’d hung them like art inside the...

Charlie’s Love

Life wasn’t hard on Charlie But it wasn’t easy neither ‘bout like most cowboys who’ve seen life’s ups and downs He retired from punchin’ cows and most thought all he’s doin’ now Is marking time on his small place outside of town At least that’s...

Cactus Charlie

Life wasn’t hard on Charlie But it wasn’t easy neither ‘bout like most cowboys who’ve seen life’s ups and downs He retired from punchin’ cows and most thought all he’s doin’ now Is marking time on his small place outside of town At least that’s what they figured But...

A Fitting Monument

In the dry land stands the monument of a dreamer It is a testament to hope; to years of yearning Standing tall above the grasses, rocks and scrub oak Below a cloudless sky and sun so brightly burning No babbling brooks sing here, just silent sand arroyos Few linger...

CDs – Songs & Poetry

This is my newest CD with special guests;

Skelly Boyd on guitar and Rob Stinehart on mandolin.

This 4 song, 8 poems CD is a good sample of what my live shows include!

To purchase, we prefer the ol’ fashioned way:

Please email us below to expect your order, then send a send a check in the amount of $15.00 (price includes shipping) payable to:

Mike Moutoux, to 52 Wide Canyon Trail, Silver City, NM 88061.

Please remember to give me your full mailing address. Thank you!

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