Mike “Moose” Mahaffey is a Texas born and bred songwriter living in Nashville who has been quietly and consistently building a catalogue of heartfelt, soulful songs in the Texas tradition over the last 30 years. After being touted in the late 80s by the famous Bluebird Café owner, Amy Kurland, as one of Nashville’s future hit-makers, his stab at commercial hit-writing success was cut short by family necessities. Over the years he has garnered a highly respected reputation among those who are familiar with his work and has played regularly at legendary establishments like The Bluebird Café and Douglas Corner Café with the likes of hit-makers Tony Arata, Garth Brooks, Dwayne Blackwell, Larry Bastian, Roger Brown, Jerry Vandiver, Bernie Nelson and Steve Leslie. He re-emerged in 2010 with the release of his The Outlaw In Me CD and more recently performed for packed houses at The Bluebird Cafe, Poor David’s Pub (Dallas) and The Haymakers House Concert Series (Nashville). His love of people, sense of humor and engaging nature lend to his ability to connect authentically and intimately with audiences. Moose is available for listening rooms, house concerts and events.