My life began in a small town in central Texas, 60 miles east of Austin. I may have gotten my traveling bug from my Daddy as we traveled around the state, working in the oil patch as a doodle-bugger. We later settled in north central Texas where I began formal schooling. I became passionate about music because of the radio programs I listened to and live music concerts from the traveling opry shows that came to town. My first guitar was a birthday present at age 13. It wasn't long before I began writing my own songs.
Fast forward some thirty-odd years to the present, settled here in Northwest Arkansas. The songs and stories I write and perform are based on my dreams and life experiences from the traveling troubadour lifestyle. I performed at festivals, fairs, concerts, and clubs for many years. Currently, my focus is the Cowboy Music For Kids show that I perform at venues in several states. I also make time for family-friendly community or private events, where I sing a mix of traditional western/cowboy music and other genres for adults.
You can enjoy my music on CDs, however, if you have the opportunity to take in a Marshall Mitchell show, don't let is pass you by!
My performances are a conglomerate of original songs and cover tunes that shadow my life's experiences. Depending on the setting and the audience, I am able to mix genres to satisfy a wide range of musical tastes, including classic country music, folks songs, light rock from the 50's to 70's, homespun blues, love songs, dance tunes, and a sprinkling of comedy and stories. There is always something for everyone!
During the 2019 Arkansas legislative session, members of the House of Representatives and Senate voted to pass HB 1553, and Governor Asa Hutchinson signed Act 601 into law May 20, 2019, recognizing the fourth Saturday in July as National Day of the Cowboy in Arkansas. Marshall Mitchell and Jennifer Michaels were the NDOC co-advocates and Representative Clint Penzo and Senator Lance Eads were the bill's sponsors. YEE-HAW!
Arkansas Arts On Tour Program
Marshall is a registered artist with the Arkansas Arts Council - Arts On Tour Program. Grant funds may be available for nonprofit organizations. Visit AOT
Host A House Concert
Are you interested in a fun way to share an evening with your friends? Host a Marshall Mitchell house concert in your home and let the good times roll.