Long Time Home from Here
I'm a poet singer-songwriter misfit ne'er-do well. I've released a couple of independent recordings, the first a cassette 'inside these walls' '97 and the last a CD 'burning with the message' '08. In between I released 2 CD's on the Checkered Past Label and 5 CD's on the Catamount label all to some critical acclaim and national attention. Subsequently I also (with David Olney, Tommy Goldsmith, and Karren Pell) wrote musical adaptations William Faulkner's AS I LAY DYING---which we performed an onstage ensemble 12 years throughout the South and Midwest and an operatic version the first chapter LIGHT IN AUGUST Opera Memphis had a couple of successful runs throughout the South. Tommy, Karren, and I have gone on to write the songs adaptations two of Lee Smith's novels to stage, FAIR & TENDER LADIES and THE CHRISTMAS LETTERS; and also have created a staged musical interpretation of Connie May Fowler's REMEMBERING BLUE, which we've performed in Alabama and Tallahassee FL as well. I also have a collection of poetry out New South Press, THE WORLD ACCORDING TO WHISKEY, has sold very well.