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Larry Maurice has spent the last thirty five years as a Cowboy, horse wrangler and packer in the Eastern Sierra and the high deserts of Nevada.

You're likely to find him leading a string of mules into the back country, on a horse drive in the Owens Valley of California, or working with Longhorn cattle in Virginia City, Nevada.

Over the last few years, Larry has had to juggle his need to be on horseback with his busy entertainment schedule. A sought after entertainer, not only for his Cowboy Poetry that speaks from the heart of the day to day Cowboy, but also for his ability to breathe life into the history of the American West.


He can also be found acting as an announcer or Master of Ceremonies for Rodeos, Parades, Mounted Shooting Competitions, Film Festivals or singing the National Anthem for the opening of a major sports event. Nobody can make an auction more fun than Larry. He is an exceptional after-dinner speaker and spends a great deal of time in schools around the country talking to children about the role the Cowboy has played and continues to play in the development of the west.

Check out Larry's Living History Program.

Larry has hosted two television specials for FOX in conjunction with the Reno Rodeo, and his one man show,"Cowboy, The Spirit, The Lore, The Legacy", continues to keep him traveling around the country. Through poetry, song and stories, Larry is able to transport his audiences back in time, allowing them to experience the cattle drives, characters and critters of the old west.

Larry has been honored with the "Lifetime Achievement in Cowboy Poetry Award"  from the prestigious National Cowboy Symposium in Lubbock,Texas. In July of 2000, Larry received the Academy of Western Artists coveted "Will Rogers Cowboy Award" for Cowboy Poet of the Year. His CD's have received great reviews and were nominated for "Album of the Year" by the Academy of Western Artists. Larry can sometimes be found working at his own "2 CENT RANCH" in Palomino Valley just north of Reno, Nevada


A few places Larry has performed include:

  • Elko Cowboy Poetry Gathering - Elko, Nevada

  • Autry Museum of Western Heritage - Los Angeles, CA

  • Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival - Santa Clarita, CA

  • American Quarter Horse Association "Ride 98 & 2000"

  • CMSA World Championships - Scottsdale, Arizona

  • William S. Hart Museum - Santa Clarita, California

  • Golden Boots Awards - Los Angeles, California

  • National Cowboy Symposium - Lubbock, Texas

  • Canada’s Cowboy Festival - Calgary, Alberta

  • Sass’s “End of Trail” - Norco, California

  • Michael Martin Murphy’s Westfest

  • Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive - Reno, Nevada

  • Lone Pine Film Festival - Lone Pine, California

  • National Finals Rodeo - Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Senior Pro Rodeo Finals - Reno, Nevada

  • Roy Rogers Museum

  • and many schools, service clubs, goat ropin’s, team scatterin’s, trail rides, brandin’ fires and corral fences throughout the country.

Check the Shedule to see where Larry's performing so you can git your tickets before they're all gone Partner.





  • “You are one of the most talented performers in Cowboydom.  You seem to do it so easy, not forced, natural! You can quote me.”  Joe Hannah, Sons of the San Joaquin

  • “Larry Maurice is one of the finest Cowboy Poets in the business today. Excellent material delivered with professionalism.”       Robert Waggoner, singer/songwriter 1998"Wrangler Award

  • “Larry always delivers a great performance”

    Joel Dortch, Executive Director

    Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Happy Trails Foundation

  • “Larry’s wonderful word pictures will surely stir your interest, imagination and understanding of the spirit of the west...” Hugh McClenon,” Spirit of the West” radio

  • Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada


  • “He recites them the old Cowboy way...” Times Standard News, Eureka, Calif.


  • “Tall tales and Cowboy lore came to life through the stories of Larry Maurice.”

            Pecos Shafer, The Quarter Horse Journal

  • “You feel warmed by the sweet, male sureness that Maurice throws off, and you feel close to the      traditions of the American west.”

        Susan Margolis, Winter, Tahoe Quarterly


  • “..all done with the fun and emotion that continues to draw listeners to the Cowboy trail.”  

  • The Paint Horse Journal


  • “The children and staff are still talking about the thrilling assembly-it was fantastic!”

    Judith DeGeorgia, District Secretary,

  • Soulsbyville School Soulsbyville, California


  • “The students loved it, I loved it.  Thanks for the great assembly”

        Judy Takubo, Truckee/Tahoe Elementary

  • “...the evening went extremely well, and I was delighted with your part in it.” Andree Walper, President, Friends of Hart Park, Newhall, Calif.


  • “One of our best decisions this year was signing you on with the outfit to head up the entertainment-you did a great job and we could not be more pleased.”

    The Wild Bunch,   SASS “END OF TRAIL”


  • “I have received many compliments on your performance, kept the audience’s interest throughout the show.”

Linda Bertalotto, chief executive officer, Oakdale Chamber of Commerce


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