A heartfelt bow to all those who carry on day-to-day
making this world a better place, offering love and kindness to others,
with no agenda save that of increasing the number of our collective
Greetings to my several extended families from
Thornwell Home and School for Children in upstate SC, Sunburst
Community of southern CA, and Golden Hill Community in the
Appalachians of northeast GA where, altogether, I have lived in
supportive fellowship for 32 years.
Among my Thornwell family, I hail Michael Thomas,
James Little, and Connie Pruitt Goan for their lifelong
support of meaningful music, and for their encouragement of my efforts
to create such music.
A salute to my brothers nationwide of America’s oldest
fraternal organization of music,
and especially to those of
Chapter at Furman University.
My thanks to musicians Kate Bennett, Charlene
Proczka, and Christopher Donnelly who “compose” an important
part of my life-changing Sunburst experience.
My gratitude to all of the faithful patrons of
Golden Hill Concert Series, and of course, to my beloved neighbors
within Golden Hill itself.
I draw great personal
and musical inspiration from the incomparable singer/songwriter
Mickey Newbury, from the life and times of my late friend Henry
| from my loving and supportive co-writer and wife
This CD would not yet have
been recorded without the generous help of certain touring troubadours
who sing for the sake of the song: Steven Hicks, Don Porterfield,
Johnsmith, Mike West, Michael Watson, and Libby Eason.
From the rich musical and comedic influences of a
lifetime, I alphabetize a dozen special to me:
Victor Borge, Bruce Cockburn, Bill Cosby, The Firesign Theatre, Janis
Ian, Kris Kristofferson, Mickey Newbury, John Prine, Gamble Rogers,
Billy Joe Shaver, Red Skelton, and Townes
No such list would be fit without mention of my best
friend and fellow music fanatic, that Vegetarian Cajun from Lafayette,
Dr. Phil Ducoté.
And I thank you for expressing interest in my music. I
trust that you are much entertained by these songs.
Which means: Please set this booklet aside…play the CD
(again?) at generous volume…and smile to yourself while dancing with