Dan Weber is a folk/Americana artist. He has won numerous awards for his story-songs, and a love for the American west is evident in many of his compositions. He is a native of New York state, but has traversed the entire US several times, worked 2 years in Utah as a Park Ranger, and ended up living in the Pacific NW, in Washington state.
I'm glad to have the privilege to sometimes hear Dan sing locally. His song, "Do You Ride Horses?" is one of my favorites. I can't say I'm much of a horse person, though I've been on horseback once or twice. My husband, in earlier days before we met, kept a horse, and so did his grandparents-- so maybe this song has greater meaning for him. But I love the driving rhythm of the music, and can imagine horses-- black, white, brown, spotted-- manes flying, hooves pounding, galloping along . . . with "Jim" riding them, as the song says, or maybe even a non-horse person like me (!)
Dan was a 2012 finalist in the Kerrville "New Folk" competition, and winner of West Coast Songwriter's Performing Songwriter Competition in both 2011 and 2009. This is one of his newer songs, and you can hear it in this Youtube video: