Live at the Murphy-Larson Place
Live at the Murphy Larson Place Review in September 2003 Cowboys and Indians Magazine: Michael Moon recorded his first CD "in my living room at the Murphy-Larson Place, the ranch on which I lived and worked at the time in the Upper Elk River Valley of Northwest Colorado," he says. "The house had been occupied by ranchers and ranch hands for over one hundred years. It is my hope that their spirit and ranching tradition are reflected in the recording." Indeed, with songs of cowboys, family ties, and long and lonesome highways, the album brings the Western spirit to life. Moon grew up riding horses and after college went to work as a wrangler and has lived on ranches ever since. He and his wife Dawn were newlyweds when the CD was released, with Michael on lead vocals and guitar and Dawn singing backup and playing keyboard. Nine years, three kids and many tunes later, the couple is preparing to release their second CD later this year. Moon is now the foreman on the 60,000 acre Matador Ranch in Northern Montana, and his day job of tending cattle gives him plenty of fodder for lyrics. Over the years, Dawn has gone from backup vocals to his full-fledged duet partner, singing lead on half the songs they perform. After listening to Live at the Murphy Larson Place, you'll no doubt be eager for the next release. Matthew Mason For more information about The Moons, visit their website. They'd love to hear from you.