Mike Mathis, Sr. is a former Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk finalist and award winner. This album marks his return to the Texas music scene after a long hiatus. Mike, Sr. returns with an electrified sound that harkens back to the 'outlaw' music of his youth. 'Old Dog. No Tricks' marks a new beginning for the man who the late Jubal Clark referred to simply as 'Ol' Mike Mathis, the songwriter.' This album provides insight into heart and mind of a poet, a rounder and a teller of tales whose words and music have made babies smile and grown men cry. These are original songs from a guy who is truly as real as they get.