Artist Profile: Sam Mattise


Sam Mattise

Singer, songwriter, poet and musician, Sam Mattise has been performing professionally for over 38 years. He hails from Boise, Idaho where he lives with his wife Dorothy on a small ranch in the foothills. Sam retired from the Bureau of Land Management where he managed the Idaho wild horse herds. He stated, “There’s not much left of the old west, but managing wild horses is a small window in time of what it used to be. I feel very fortunate to have had this opportunity.” Sam has performed throughout western United States and Canada. He has written two books of poetry and has recorded a cd, “If Old Saddles Could Talk”.