14670870_1422921684404435_3621404084452420596_nLes Frick, aka “Chip” to his friends, is a singer/songwriter of Western Music and reciter of cowboy poetry. This former horseshoer, western reenactor, and now chuck wagon cook, performs his music and poetry at rodeos, horse clinics, ranch ropings, brandings, fundraisers, private parties and cafés.

He was raised in rural central Michigan and his passion for horses, playing guitar, and a love for the western lifestyle began at an early age.

Always comfortable playing in church and to folks gathered ‘round a campfire, it wasn’t until he was asked to cook from his chuck wagon and sing at a Joe Wolter clinic, that folks asked him if he had an album. It was not long after that he found himself in the recording studio laying down tracks.12189002_947401542001990_4525082406956785590_n

“He’s Just a Cowboy”, his first album of original western music and poetry, mingled with some classics, debuted in the summer of 2015. Since then, it has been played all over the world and reached #8 on the Western Music charts. His album was nominated by the Academy of Western Artists for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Artist of the Year.

In the summer of 2016, Les was honored to be the first inductee into the Michigan Country Music Hall of Fame’s new category of “Western Music and Cowboy Poetry”.

In the summer of 2016, Les was honored to be the first inductee into the Michigan Country Music Hall of Fame’s new category of “Western Music and Cowboy Poetry”.

When asked if what he sings is Country music, he replies by saying “Country music has been called America’s music, and rightly so. But, Country music’s roots began with Western music. I want to keep the heritage and history of the American Cowboy, past and present, alive through my music and poetry.”

Les is a proud member of the Western Music Association, whose goal is to promote, through music and prose, the heritage of the American west.

Contact Les
by email: ccreekg@yahoo com.
by Facebook
at CD Baby

Les “Chip” Frick will present programs each day at the Michigan Horse Expo.
Friday, March 10
     1:00-2:00 p.m., Round Pen
Saturday, March 11
     4:30-5:30 p.m., Round Pen
Sunday, March 12
     2:00-3:00 p.m., Seminar Room A