My musical sensibilities spring from silence, from inwardly heard words and melodies, and secondarily from influences as diverse as Turlough O'Carolan, Bessie Jones, the great modern Scottish bard/player Robin Williamson, and Bob Dylan. In recent years, an increasing number of my songs have come to me in dreams. My wife and I have been gigging around Fayetteville, Arkansas for 25 years. I love to do street singing, benefits, house concerts, and performances at libraries and schools and churches. Lots of the time I read my poetry, accompanied by harmonium, psaltry,or an Indian instrument called the shruti box. Leslie & I enjoy singing acapella numbers, too. We hope to make a joyful noise and to offer folks something real and affectionate and down-home.