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Fri, Aug 09


The Side Door

Mike Beck & Gene Smith

Mike's plowing new ground. He's not re-recording the old Hollywood matinee music from the 30's and 40's. You've got to have focus and keep producing good stuff. I think he walks that.... he's better than all those newer western guys." Ian Tyson

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Mike Beck & Gene Smith
Mike Beck & Gene Smith

Time & Location

Aug 09, 2019, 8:00 PM – Aug 10, 2019, 12:00 AM

The Side Door, 2900 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95818, USA

About the Event

Mike Beck is an engaging acoustic solo artist who regularly performs in the United States and Europe. He is a regularly featured performer at The National Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering. Mike has seven albums under his belt with original songs that have been recognized as some of the finest compositions on Western Americana out there.

The Western Horseman magazine recently picked "The 13 Best Cowboy Songs," and included two compositions by Mike, putting him along side other writers such as Ian Tyson, Tom Russell, Lucinda Williams, and Gene Autry. His strong command of the guitar and playing reminiscent of Steven Stills, sets him apart in a way that has garnered him many request for guitar workshops at festivals. Mike is a seasoned performer — his guitar work and warm, genuine style engages audiences with his songs and stories

A master of the Clarence White Gene Parsrsons B Benger, Mike an amazing and engaging singr, songwriter and Musician.


  • Mike Beck

    California -based Mike Beck sings and writes about the West. Mike's songs often evoke the language and characters of the old West. IN OLD CALIFORNIA with a gut-string guitar lead like that of Marty Robbins' EL PASO; the waltz VAQUERO about how urban sprawl has devoured the west ; ROPIN' TO DO about the joy of the work ; and the celebratory rocking LIFE OF A BUCKAROO- they all spring from the fount of real experience. Beck is a winsome singer, writer and player."

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