Author: Thomas

Finally Over Losing My Mind

All songs © Thomas Oliver Finally Over Losing My Mind I didn’t need to read the note she left I’d already seen the handwriting on the wall i’d had a old-time feeling, she was leaving but that didn’t cushion the…

Jonathan Byrd is the real deal

Jonathan Byrd flies under too many radars for reasons that are beyond me.  That the taste masters of folk and Americana revere him is testament to the fact that they let the music speak for itself, irrespective of pop charts…

At Tybee’s Beach Bum Parade

Tybee loves parades.  Especially, the Beach Bum Parade, the one that commemorates (in a commiserating sense for us locals) the start of the tourist season.  It’s held the Friday before Memorial Day Weekend. It’s a water fight.  Plain and simple.…

Merle

The guy who started me on the path to songwriting was Merle Haggard. While others in my college dorm were intently listening the to Doors, the Stones and Led Zeppelin, I was hiding out in the laundry room listening to…

Writing simple songs ain’t easy

Simple songs are often the hardest to write. Or at least they are for this Georgia songwriter.  There is a line between trite and profound.  And never mistake profundity for the piling on of every description or thought imaginable. I…