Category: Other songwriters

about other songwriters

Why I resist saying I play country

I’m laid back in the dentist chair having my teeth cleaned.  The radio is on the PA system.  It’s country music.  After several songs  I realize: 1) I can’t tell who any of the singers are; 2) they are all…

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…

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…