Articles for the Month of April 2014

The Passion Play (When All The Slaves Are Free)

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If you have seen “The Passion of the Christ” movie, you may or may not realize that the title “passion” is derived from the Passion Play that originated in Germany in the 17th century.  In the small Bavarian village of Oberammergau in 1633, the bubonic plague hit, as it had many other places after the Thirty Years War.  One in two families there suffered loss of loved ones due to this plague, and in an attempt to stop its killing

Live Interview With Kevin Welch

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Kevin Welch has had a long and prosperous musical career as a Nashville songwriter and touring recording artist.  His songs have been recorded by country greats like Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Tricia Yearwood, The Judds, Roger Miller, Ricky Skaggs, and the Highwaymen, to name just a few.  He was passing through Birmingham, Alabama on his way home to Austin from Nashville where he played an NSAI benefit

Live Interview with Kate Campbell

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I attended a songwriting workshop March 21-23 at the Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell in Nauvoo, Alabama.  It was taught by seasoned singer-songwriter Kate Campbell of Nashville.  Her storytelling ability has been compared to Southern greats such as Flannery O’Connor, Eudora Welty, and William Faulkner, while her recording career as a performing singer-songwriter is iconic in terms of her output and the quality of her songwriting ability.  Her workshop

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