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"Michael is a very talented performer and storyteller through song.  His virtuoso guitar playing and signature singing style evokes images of horses, past memories, and he elicits a great response to his carefully crafted and heartfelt songs.  We will definitely have him back..."                            - Mia Merendino, Clymer Museum and Gallery

"Wickenburg, AZ hosted a very special evening of music and stories with Monterey based cowboy Mike Beck.  Mike’s performance captured his life and passion of horses, history and music. A fantastic intimate evening!"                                  -Julia Macias Brooks,

Executive Director,  Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce

“The Ponies is a perfect venue to enjoy Mike’s talents as an extraordinary guitarist and story teller. He weaves together intimate snapshots of his life as a musician and horseman in a performance that is infused with humor, grace and rare insight into the human spirit. There’s something for everyone in this show.”

— Beth Rand, President, Restoration Ranch

“Mike Beck brought The Ponies to a full house of 900 at the 34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. At show’s end the audience was on their feet calling for more - a powerful testimony of this show’s appeal to audiences from both inside and outside the horseback world.  Beck’s original songs and stories, masterful guitar playing and sense of humor bring fans into intimate western scenes rich with timeless life lessons.“

- Meg Glaser, Artistic Director, Western Folklife Cente

"The Ponies" combines some of the best songs ever written about horses, with the kind of stories that helped produce those songs.  Mike's performance reminded me of all the excitement, exhiliration, tradition  and sometimes the fear that comes from a life with horses.  But being around horses creates unintended consequences.  People become better humans by being in the presence of honest animals that always tell the truth.  This connection creates great emotions in people, and the Ponies does a remarkable job of reminding us why we got involved with horses in the first place.  Great job Mike."                                         - Scott Imus

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