Mike Beck sings a song written with Ian Tyson about Jo Mora's California. Mike Beck performs "In Old California" during the "Muses Don't Need No Stinkin' GPS" at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mike Beck is a professional musician and working cowboy whose songs reflect his experiences in California, Oregon, Montana and Nevada. Born and raised in Monterey County, California, he was a student of legendary horseman Bill Dorance and now travels extensively in the United States and Europe, making music and conducting horsemanship clinics. Known for his guitar wizardry and acclaimed songwriting, Mike's mellow sound combines real cowboy experience with a unique blend of Western, rock and Americana styles. Mike's seventh and most recent album, Alta California, features original and cover songs paying tribute to the sounds he grew up listening to in California.
"In Old California" words + music by Mike Beck + Ian Tyson.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Western Folklife Center’s G Three Bar Theater in Elko, Nevada on Jan. 31, 2019.
Made possible by the multitude of staff, artists, volunteers, and community members working behind the scenes to make this show happen.
Brought to you by the Western Folklife Center, using story and cultural expression to connect the American West to the world.