I began writing poetry a number of years ago, and have published a few books (Amazon’s got ’em), have been published in many poetry journals, and have been fortunate to have won a few awards.
Having always loved music, the logical next step (or was it…?) was to take the poetry I’d written and put it to music. The only issue – my poetry didn’t rhyme. So, I I could take the general thought of a poem, and rearrange it.
At least, that was the plan. What ended up happening was that I would just write songs from scratch, and maybe add a line or two from an old poem.
So what we now have is an ever-growing collection of songs, mainly in the country/folk/Americana genres – since that’s the stuff I listen to (Tyler Childers, Jason Isbell, Morgan Wade, Cody Jinks, Miranda Lambert, Gabe Lee, Flatland Cavalry, and Whiskey Myers are some of the current crop, and the older stuff that has influenced me are Willie Nelson, John Prine, George Jones, Johnny Cash, and Dolly).
Hope you enjoy!