Toby the Big Mule

"Walt Sample is passionate about the craft of songwriting. With Big Mule Music, Walt has created a show place....not just for his own songs, but for his fellow songwriters and their songs. I plan on stopping by the Songwriters Stalls and Barnagie Hall often because....at Big Mule Music....the barn door is always open."

-Verlon Thompson, 35 years as a professional songwriter, traveling troubadour and as the trusted sidekick of Texas Americana songwriting icon Guy Clark.

"My best wishes to Walt Sample and his Big Mule Music Web Barn. This is a wonderful place to find and listen to great new songs written with honesty straight from the heart."

-Chris Hillman, founding member of the Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Desert Rose Band.

Big Barn
Welcome to the barn! Come on in and stay awhile; there is lots to do. You can listen to some tunes and maybe read a few stories or perhaps look thru some mule photos!
Big Mule Music is a diverse family of friends that share the love of songwriting. Come in and listen to some original music from a variety of songwriters. Big Mule Toby serves as Stall Master and puts his favorite songs in Barnagie Hall for you to hear - not a road apple in the bunch!

Barnegie Hall

Barnagie Hall


Listen to some tunes! Big Mule Music’s songwriters have worked hard to bring your ears enjoyable melodies and lyrics. Turn up the volume and click on a song. Listen all you want. New songs are added all the time.

songwriter stalls

Songwriters Stalls


Profiles of our songwriters. They talk about their influences, idols, favorite songs growing up, why they became songwriters, favorite guitars, colors, where they call home and much more.

Walt's Journal

Walt's Journal


A blooming collection of fragmented lyrics, song ideas, short stories, cool metaphors, similes, and random thoughts that belong in a cyber-barn full of songwriters. Plus intriguing and entertaining snap shots of mules and other groovy stuff.