cowboy1The annual Cowboy Music and Poetry Festival kicks off the Entrada Institute’s Saturday Sunset Series Memorial Day Weekend.

Saturday May 25, 2013, Torrey will be filled with the beautiful sound of cowboy poetry and music. Local talent kicks off the event in late afternoon.

Mike Moutoux is our featured performer. A cowboy-singer-songwriter from Silver City, New Mexico, Moutoux is known as “New Mexico’s Enchanting Cowboy”


Mike Moutoux 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 says. 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.”

Find more on Mike at There you will find ranch notes, lots of poetry and links to videos that may make you wish you were a cowboy, and truly make you glad you know one.