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Bill Willy the Wild...Who Isn't a Boy at All! (holiday adventure book for the whole family)
  • Bill Willy the Wild...Who Isn't a Boy at All! (holiday adventure book for the whole family)
  • Bill Willy the Wild...Who Isn't a Boy at All! (holiday adventure book for the whole family)
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8 1/2 X 11 size, 74 pages, 36 illustrations, 4 full spreads...EACH BOOK AUTOGRAPHED

Not often do we find within a single book such rollicking, mysterious, educational, uplifting holiday fun for the entire family, but here it is aplenty, highlighting that irrepressible rascal known as Bill Willy the Wild.

Youngsters from preschool age to pre-teen will be riveted by Bill Willy’s shenanigans and schemes, sometimes ones that outsmart Bill Willy himself. Adults, including parents, will deeply appreciate the fine vocabulary words that are cleverly embedded in this exciting bedtime tale, and they will also appreciate the valuable life lessons learned by Bill Willy and his neighbors. Admirers of Huckleberry Finn will welcome a new millennium version of that unforgettable character…a version with quite a surprise twist.

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Dusk: Debut CD (See concert performances of 7 songs from this album on the "Video" page)
  • Dusk: Debut CD (See concert performances of 7 songs from this album on the "Video" page)
  • Dusk: Debut CD (See concert performances of 7 songs from this album on the "Video" page)
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This award-winning debut CD features 11 delightfully varied original songs and Dusk's heartfelt cover of John Prine's "Billy the Bum." Seven guest musicians from half a dozen well-known bands and 6 solo recording artists join Dusk in a cavalcade of upbeat, eclectic music and humor that delights listeners of all ages.

Reviewers refer to Dusk's unique recordings as "StorySong Americana," a blend of tale telling to music, powerful vocals, varied musical genres, natural outdoor sounds, spoken asides, interwoven thematic elements, and ringmaster theatrics that tickle the funny bone while tugging at the heartstrings.

In addition to typical guitar, bass, and drums, Instrumentation on this album includes Dobro, Electric Piano, Charango, Tuba, Accordion, Pedal Steel Guitar, Saxophone, Mandolin, Harmonica, Udu, Bombo, Classical Guitar, Guiro, Sleigh Bells, and more!

A 16-page booklet is included with lyrics, background on each song, accompanying photos, and intriguing bio.

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Dedications & Dreams: See performances of 5 songs from this CD album on the "Video" page
  • Dedications & Dreams: See performances of 5 songs from this CD album on the "Video" page
  • Dedications & Dreams: See performances of 5 songs from this CD album on the "Video" page
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Twenty talented artists from 9 well-known bands - including bassist Rich Neville of POCO and Navajo flute player Kelvin Bizahaloni of BURNING SKY - join Dusk to create another eclectic mix of 12 songs. The range of instruments is even broader than that on his debut album, this time including sitar, Hammond B3 organ, clarinet, bodhran, "synth" guitar, autoharp, and many others.

There are two outstanding cover songs saluting Bruce Cockburn ("Indian Wars") and Townes Van Zandt ("Quicksilver Daydreams of Maria") to accompany Dusk's 10 original tracks.

Like the debut album, this recording highlights what reviewers call "StorySong Americana" through Dusk's unique blend of tale telling to music, powerful vocals, varied musical genres, spoken asides, interwoven thematic elements, and ringmaster theatrics. The album is a journey of spirit, humor, pathos, and renewal that listeners of all ages enjoy.

A 16-page CD booklet with lyrics, background for each song, and additional photos is included, as well as a bonus music video for the song "Sunlight of Your Smile."

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Sunburst: A People, A Path, A Purpose: Debut Book
  • Sunburst: A People, A Path, A Purpose: Debut Book
  • Sunburst: A People, A Path, A Purpose: Debut Book
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An award-winning, inspiring account of one of the most dynamic communal groups in America, written from the points of view of a Georgia couple who travel extensively in search of an ideal setting in which to raise their children. What the Georgia family eventually finds in Southern California (and Sunburst Community) is considerably grander and more idyllic than what it had dared to dream, and the tone of the book is decidedly upbeat, yet never evangelic, even in describing the sincere spiritual values of Sunburst. Through insightful and engaging journal entries, the 350 diverse members of the group are vivified in colorful sketches of daily life within the community. From the collective’s thousands of acres of wilderness land, agricultural crops, arts and crafts, and from its many natural foods businesses (both wholesale and retail) that made Sunburst the largest supplier of organic produce in America, this account distills all into a warm, highly personal reading of the joys and problems of collective living, and it provides an insider’s view of what may well be the most provocative communal group in America today. Autographed copies are available directly from the author. (Excerpted from Avant Books catalog) (ISBN 0-932238-16)

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Praise for Dusk's Writing

Sunburst:

Awarded Best Non-Fiction, Santa Barbara Writers Conference

"A powerful work re-emphasizing the pioneering American spirit, one family’'s love of the land, and a job well done. Particularly impressive are the descriptive passages on such jobs as wood splitting, which illustrate the spiritual connection between human beings and their work." 
- Jerry Gillies, best-selling author of both fiction and non-fiction 

"Dusk's journal weaves good fabric."                                                                                                                                                                       - William Styron, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Sophie's Choice

"An outstanding work, done with sensitivity, reality, and an intuitive sense of place and person." 
- Charles Hannah, author of Ashes to the Wind

Praise for Dusk's Music

"Music that defies categorization. (Dusk's) originals merrily tramp through a variety of musical landscapes - Alternative Country, Rockabilly, Folk, Spiritual, Latina Groove, Funk Improvisation, Topical Ballad, Soft Rock Samba, East/West Blends, and more."                                                                                                                                                                                      - Jenee Wilde, excerpt from a headline story in The Northeast Georgian  

"...in the lineage of Gamble Rogers and John Prine, yet delivered with a golden singing voice."                                                             - Steve Robertson, founder of Fiddlin' Around Magazine

"Who would ever have thought that a 'Huck Finn' look-alike would turn out to be such a wonderful writer, songwriter, singer, and entertainer?"                                                                                                                                                                                                 - Donny Wilder, SC House of Representatives

"One fine home cooked, Spring hatched, masterpiece of a recording."                                                                                                       - Boyd Nyberg, Californian connoisseur of Americana music