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.
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 audience 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 in 1996, 1998 and 2000 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