Mike shares history as sung from the horse's point of view in this epic penned by a legend. Mike Beck performs "La Primera" by Ian Tyson during the "Ian Tyson Tribute" show 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 Dorrance and now travels extensively in the United States and Europe, making music and conducting horsemanship clinics. Known for his guitar wizardry and acclaimed Western 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.
"La Primera" words & music by Ian Tyson.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Elko Convention Center’s Laurena Moren Theater in Elko, NV, on Feb. 1, 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.