Lee Haile is an entertainer. He is a singer/songwriter, storyteller, and cowboy poet who has been performing for over 30 years. He has performed at SeaWorld Texas and at festivals around Texas and surrounding states. Haile also performs at schools, dude ranches around Bandera, family reunions and parties in the Frio Canyon, around campfires, and just about anywhere anybody invites him to share his stories, poems, and songs. He is a woodworker: he builds furniture, does artistic carvings, and turns bowls and pots out of the native wood in the Hill Country. Haile is also a birding and nature guide in the Hill Country and a river kayak guide. Texas Highways recently called him “the John Muir of the Hill Country or a jolly Henry David Thoreau.” He has competed in the Texas State Liars’ Contest© and performed in the Open Mic at George West Storyfest. Two years ago, he performed a story at the Dobie Dichos event. Haile has been the Pioneer Toy Maker at the Texas Institute of Culture’s Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio for the last 30 years and is the current president of the Texas Folklore Society. He lives in western Bandera County with his wife Karen and says he is still enjoying life and having fun.