Then and Now – New Poem

“Then and Now” On the top of Beech Mountainstands an old abandoned fire tower,reminding me of KerouacAbbey.  Snyder.  Otherseager for time to write, think, and be Overlooking vast forests and blue lakesthey closed their eyes and heard….nothingexcept an occasional motorboator a distant carmuch as we do today But even then they thoughtcivilization was encroachingcapitalism hadContinue reading “Then and Now – New Poem”

Essence – Ten Seconds

My new book of short stories, “Ten Seconds In-Between” is officially out – big thanks to the folks at Chapter 16 for running this excerpt, “Essence.” Thanks to Humanities Tennessee for the love, and Better than Starbucks for publishing the book. Hope you enjoy it – feel free to follow the link and pick upContinue reading “Essence – Ten Seconds”

Higher Ground Video Premiere

Happy to announce the unveiling of “Higher Ground,” the latest (and sixth) video premiere from The Day Deserved – up now at We Own This Town. The fine folks at WOTT draw flattering comparisons to Low, Mazzy Star, and Slow Dive and ask: “How many songs have you heard today about the emergency evacuation ofContinue reading “Higher Ground Video Premiere”

Video Doubleheader Wintertime

It’s a bit different putting out a new record after 10 years, and even more different during a global pandemic.   But, one of the things we did for this to compensate on lack of live shows, is farm out a bunch of the songs to friends and associates for video work.   It was cool toContinue reading “Video Doubleheader Wintertime”

Unseen Undetected – European Video Release

Americana-UK presents the European unveiling of “Unseen Undetected,” the second single and video from the forthcoming Doug Hoekstra album “The Day Deserved.” Nice words throughout, summed up thusly: “as gorgeous a slice of low key Go-Betweensy Americana as you’ll hear today”. Enjoy the listen and the view