Prairie Blues


"Huriwtz's Prairie Blues come across as natural as breathing"

    - John Conquest -3rd Coast Music                                                      

 "Mike Hurwitz writes song like Larry Mahan rode broncs"

     - Dave Stamey


" a seemingly effortless delivery that goes down like a smooth, perfectly aged shot of fine scotch whiskey " 

         -Sing Out!


"Mike Hurwitz's voice and stories have been in the grain of the American West for a long time. Listen to his tunes and you'll be there too" 

   - Greg Keeler - Big Sky Journal


"Hurwitz's dusky baritone resonates with the sounds of mountains he's pondered, horses he's wrangled and land he's travelled. He's the real deal."

     - Meredith Oaks


"Michael Hurwitz grew up with a guitar in one hand and reins in the other. Along the road he's howled with coyotes and picked with the greats, and has become the best of both - wild and untamed."

    - American Cowboy Magazine


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Chrome on the Range

Michael Hurwitz and The Aimless Drifters with Tracy Nelson and Gary McMahan (June 2010)

An album of 12 new original songs, with covers of an old Libba Cotton song and a Gary McMahan song.

A real Mullligan stew of American music styles: Western swing, Cajun, cowboy Ballads, folk, and honkytonk country. - Mike


Songs - Your Dancin' Shoes, He's a Rodeo, Love Song, Uncle Lucky, Roy Rogers in Japan, Out of the Fryin' Pan, Ed Trafton, Cowboys Gone Wild, Edith, Shake Sugaree, Real Live Buckeroo, Poor Cowboy, Home Town Reel, Minnie Sang the Blues.


Cowboy Fandango

Michael Hurwitz and the Aimless Drifters with Juni Fisher, Pop Wagner, Nancy Thorwardson. (October 2007)

An album of original cowboy songs.

This record is for all the cowboys, living and gone, that I've had the good fortune , and sometimes misfortune, to ride with over the years. Don't let your spurs rust boys. - Mike


"Hurwitz is a superior writer with a sure eye for the foolish and tragic in the new-old west, Ian Tyson himself couldn't improve on this one"- Jerome Clark, Rambles .net 
" Hurwitz tells engaging tales populated by characters that are wacky and weird but completely believable" - Planet Jackson Hole


Songs - Badger Dance, Mustang Motel, Howard & Kerry, Ghost Ranch, Rambler's Dream, Spaceships O'r Wyoming, In From The Cold, Check The Gas, Old Green Truck, Garden Spot Pavillion, Little Blue Roan, Rusty Old Spurs, Tom Horn



Blue Coyote

Michael Hurwitz and the Aimless Drifters. (July 2006)

Classic Southern Country Blues.

Some aimless Drifters hung out at my place in Alta for a few days in June and picked, strummed, sang, blew stomped, squeezed,smoked, drank, laughed and made this record of some our favorite old blues tunes from the 1920's to the 1950's. There's songs from both the black and the white blues tradition, and one of my own, all done Wyoming style. We call it "Prairie Blues". -Mike


"... the album is a delight from start to finish" --- Sing Out!

 "...Hurwitz's "Prairie Blues" comes across as natural as breathing" --- John Conquest, 3rd Coast Music


Songs - Prodigal Son, Morning Blues, Cannonball Blues, Dehlia, Can't Judge a Book By the Cover, California Blues, Frankie and Albert, Get your Business Straight, No Money Down, Honkytonk Blues, Payday, Milwaukee Blues, Candyman.