Lincoln Historic Site

Cowboy Poetry

August 30, 2014


Lincoln Historic Site, Old Lincoln Town, and Friends of Historic Lincoln present Music in the Park, a free summer concert series at the public park in historic Lincoln, NM.  The series’ final installment will take place on Saturday, August 30th and features Mike Moutoux, cowboy poet and musician, from 2-4pm. 


Mike 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, I’ve been lying 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.


Mike 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.”


Concert admission is free. Bring blankets or chairs. Come spend a Saturday at Lincoln!

Museum admission to Lincoln Historic Site is $5 for adults, ages 16 and under are free. Cash only. Tickets can be purchased at the Visitor Center or Courthouse Museum.  Open daily 8:30am to 4:30pm. Lincoln Historic Site is located 12 miles east of Capitan along US 380.  For more information call 575-653-4025, visit our website at, or our Facebook page at   

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