Tag Archives: Les Kerr

Accidental poet

As a songwriter, I hardly ever think of the words I write being presented without music to accompany them. But every now and then, someone else sees value in my words without having music attached. It is an honor to … Continue reading

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He was a “char-actuh” – remembering Dr. John

About 5:15 Thursday afternoon, June 6, 2019, I was listening to Nashville’s fine Americana radio station WMOT FM and noticed that a Dr. John song was playing. I’ve heard Dr. John on that station many times before and was happy … Continue reading

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From the Tallahatchie Bridge to the company store

  Today is “the third of June,” and since I am not in the Delta, I can’t tell you if it is sleepy or dusty this year. Most likely, it is both. But I can tell you that each year … Continue reading

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Pickin’, shellin’ and tellin’

“Make sure they’re not too soft, boy. I don’t want tomato juice all over the backseat of my Buick.” My first lesson in choosing tomatoes, around 1972. I think about those words from my grandfather every summer as tomatoes, green … Continue reading

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Stan Lee’s Fury

When Marvel Comics founder Stan Lee died this week most reports of his death included the super hero characters he created, such as Spider Man, The Incredible Hulk and the Fantastic Four. But the Lee creations that helped me get … Continue reading

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Playing Guy Clark’s guitars

On a September morning in 2013, I found myself in the home of a hero. I had come to Guy Clark’s house to interview him for a column in 2nd & Church, a quarterly literary magazine published for several years … Continue reading

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In reverence of reverie

Are “devices” “the vices” of our age? No. It is our dependence upon anything with a screen that seems to make them so. As an independent career person, I strive to  to lead a balanced life between personal happiness and … Continue reading

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