Home Life / Americana-UK

It’s been a minute since the last Doug Hoekstra post – the following is an update on what’s been going on before and during the pandemic, musical playlist included, all in the form of a fabulous Home Life  interview that Del Day provided at Americana-UK.  Stay well, be safe, enjoy the read – all thingsContinue reading “Home Life / Americana-UK”

Southern Festival of Books – October 11

Happy to be appearing at this year’s Southern Festival of Books on the “Bards of Nashville” panel.  A tall order for me and Mr. Olney, but hey, we both write songs and poetry. Conversation, dialogue, readings – Nashville Public Library Conference Room 3, at 1 p.m. Signing on the colonnade at 2.   I shallContinue reading “Southern Festival of Books – October 11”

Unopened – Liverpool to Seattle

The hits keep coming as two more nice reviews of Unopened roll in, from two of our favorite cities.  Enjoy the blurbs and the links. “Clever and insightful…gentle and reflective poetry…food for the soul….if you don’t usually read poetry then you should give Doug Hoekstra’s book a try, because good poetry is always an enjoyableContinue reading “Unopened – Liverpool to Seattle”

Unopened / Tennessee Jazz and Blues

Nice reviews of Unopened  book continue to roll in, including a great piece by Ron Wynn at Tennessee Jazz and Blues. Always good to be in with the jazzers, particularly in a column inspired by John Coltrane.  Thanks, Ron.  (click on link for more TJB) Unopened By Doug Hoekstra (Five-Minute) Former Chicagoan and now Music CityContinue reading “Unopened / Tennessee Jazz and Blues”