"With strong 'words of earnest' impeachment and yet so cautiously that he prefers to quote old dead authors..."
Andrew Steimetz-1848 in History of the Jesuits.
Welcome to Words of Ernest, Friends. I am a multi-faceted writer/author/music journalist, non-mainstream performing singer-songwriter. I also love to cover traditional old time tunes and several songwriters whose work I love. I play guitar, fiddle, keyboards and mountain dulcimer. Call it folk. If it ain't fun, I ain't doin it. Read all about Words of Ernest here.
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Story Songs returned to the Walnut Valley Festival with special guests, Juni Fisher and Chris Jones!!!
After at wild and terrible year of pandemic, the Walnut Valley Festival forged ahead with a live and virtual festival, the 49.5th, held September 15th- 19th, Winfield KS. I was booked to perform and host Story Songs but due to my wife's illness and compromised immune system, had to miss. However my good friends and guest for Story Songs, Chris Jones and Juni Fisher, carried on and had a great time. Click here to read all about Story Songs and Chris Jones and Juni Fisher!
Story Songs at the 1st Annual Bushyhead Farm Summer Festival, in Kansas, Oklahoma, June 17-19, with guests Monica Taylor, Rachel Bachman and Bonnie Paine. Three very talented and very different songwriter/performers. I love doing what I do with Story Songs and getting into the heart and soul of these ladies in the same set was not only a challenge, but also a fun, gift of a set!
Bushyhead Farm is the ongoing sustainability project started by husband and wife, Todd Gunter and Monica Abbot, with their sons, Addison and Jazz. Located 4 miles north of Kansas, Oklahoma, nestled in the Dry Creek Valley, Bushyhead Farm is surrounded by steep hills and bluffs with 20,000 acres of Cherokee Nation Wilderness open to the public. Todd and Monica are building an Earthship home, and practicing a variety of sustainable farming techniques. Click the link above to learn more about this new, earth conscious Red Dirt/Roots music and learning fest featuring all three ladies mentioned above, Randy Crouch and The Red Dirt Rangers, Elephant Graveyard, Shinyribs, Green Corn Rebellion and many more.