Paul M, Williams, West Virginia's Singing Cowboy, has been playing guitar and singing for many years. John Denver and Jim Croce were among his favorites when he started learning to play. Later Paul rediscovered the cowboy songs his grandfather had played for him when he was small. He learned to play many of them, mostly from memory and began to incorporate some of that style into his picking. Paul was the singing cowboy at Antietam Recreation's Cowboy Christmas shows for a few years, keeping folk entertained at the campfire while they were getting ready for the show. He also plays and leads the singing at my home church, Alpine, in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.