over 30 yrs I have split my time between performing
and nature. It has been a way to keep my wits about
me in a world that is moving way too fast. I had missed
an elk hunt in Bob Marshall Wilderness area in 1984
because of a commitment to perform La Boheme with Linda
Rondstadt in New York.
For a boy
growing up in Texas with no formal music training, Val
Jean in Les Miserables was risky, but no more than shooting
a buffalo off horseback with an Osage bow I had made
from a stave, simply a different kind of risk.
still perform, but my dream was to create a magical
place where art & nature coexist. I have had the
opportunity to stay in the greatest hunting & fishing
lodges in the world. Mountain Spirit has a piece of
all of them, the best fly-fishing in the lower 48, turkey,
elk, mule deer, black bear, lions and more are part of
the magic. It is much more than a lodge. It is a home…a
family. You must have this experience to know what I’m
talking about and who knows…maybe while you are
here I’ll pick up a guitar.