It's all about the songs with me. When I can, I perform in singer-songwriter venues and I play in an old-time string band here in Mountain View, AR (a great music community), but my real focus is songwriting. I tend toward mostly acoustic sounds, but also write in contemporary country styles and even reach back to my old rockabilly roots. Everything I write is influenced by my years of involvement in Ozark/Appalachian traditions.
One writing project, "Arkansas Stories," has produced fifty or more original story songs about people and events in Arkansas history, a series of CDs, public radio and tv programming in Arkansas, and teacher in-service workshops.
My latest direction in writing is tending toward a blend of traditional acoustic instrumentation with old rockabilly sounds - we'll see where that goes. Work is moving ahead on a musical play based on a strange episode in Arkansas history - the "Brooks-Baxter War."