Terry Raff, better known as The Singing Mountain
Man, has developed
a remarkable reputation for a one-man show since his first appearance in
1986 at the Lewis and Clark RV Resort in Kamiah, Idaho. A former school
teacher, Terry began a serious singing career in 1989 after a prospecting
trip to Quartzsite, Arizona. He called himself The Singing Mountain
Man because of his authentic dress and the Indian tipi he lived in
Highlights of his career:
Rated top entertainer on the Rio Grande Valley RV circuit, March 2000
Inducted into America’s Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame, September
Performed three seasons in Branson at the Hughes Brothers Theatre and area
What his fans have said:
“Although he may not be in the same league as today’s Nashville stars,
for my money he’s much better.” Gaylord Maxwell, Entertainment Editor,
Motor Home Magazine
“Your show was the highlight of our Branson trip.”
“Your kind of music has all this modern junk beat a hundred miles.”
“We came to Branson to hear this kind of music and you’re the only one
Besides the appeal of the ballads, it was undoubtedly his clear tenor voice,
dignified casual style, and his sincere, ever-present smile that caused
his reputation to grow. “He’s perfect for what he’s doing,” said Opal Stoutmeyer,
Park Place Estates Activity Director, Harlingen, Texas.
The Singing Mountain Man accompanies himself on the guitar, and many
selections are also accompanied by a slide show which captures the essence
of the selection. Audiences are very attentive. “It’s almost like going
to the movies,” is a typical comment.
Although retired from the RV touring circuit since 2007, Terry is still
available for bookings at fairs, festivals, rallies, cowboy poetry gatherings, home
concerts, conventions, family reunions and similar events.
His CD’s and books are available at his shows and through
our online store.