"With strong 'words of earnest' impeachment and yet so cautiously that he prefers to quote old dead authors..."
Andrew Steimetz-1848 in History of the Jesuits.
Welcome Friends. I am a non-mainstream performing singer-songwriter, who also loves to cover traditional old time tunes and several songwriters whose work I love. I play guitar, fiddle, and mountain dulicmer. Call it folk. If it ain't fun, I ain't doin it.
I write. I perform. I record at home. I self publish. Currently I am offering and presenting a unique live performance/interview set- hands off workshop called Story Songs with Ernie, in which I showcase other songwriters and we all perform and discuss our creative process. Ck it out here.
I write for all occasions: Fiction-short and long, lyrics, melodies, artist bios and liner notes, personal reviews, speeches, ghost writing and copy of all sorts. I feature artist interviews and offer tips on songwriting. I spotlight non-mainstream artists, musicians, and interesting folks from time to time. (Check out fiddle bow master David Bragger and sample his new cd Big Fancy now!) and I blog about various music and writing themes, especially de-cluttering the mind to open up your creative side. The "Words of Ernest" page is sort of a memoir. I've had some entertaining and bizarre tangents in my life with more to come, so this page lets you inside my head, while defining my imagination and writing style.
I also offer my original songs and stories on this site. Words of Ernest is a word and music based website built upon need; my need to create and express myself, and your need to be clearly and colorfully expressed. If you wonder what inspired the name, "Words of Ernest", click here. Coming soon- the beautiful handmade beaded CloudShadow jewelry made by my wife/soulmate, and co-editor, Patti Hill. Welcome to “Words of Ernest”.
March 10- Amber's Peanut Dog Benefit- Live FaceBook Festival 6pm CST- www.facebook.com/events/2244695898921055/
May 30th- John Hartford Memorial Festival, Bean Blossom, IN- "Story Songs with Ernie Hill featuring The Matchsellers, Alaina Hawf and Bill Poss" www.hartfordfest.com
July 12th- Picking On Picknic Festival- St. Clair, MO- "Story Songs with Ernie Hill featuring Lily B. Moonflower, Willi Carlisle, Xaris Waltman and Walter Greiner" pickinfestival.com
September 17- Winfield Mini-fest, Winfield Arts and Humanities- Winfield, KS http://winfieldarts.org/
September 17- Biederman's Bistro-Winfield, KS http://biedermansbistro.com/
September 20- Walnut Valley Festival- "Story Songs with Ernie Hill" featuring The Matchsellers and Still on the Hill www.wvfest.com
Folks, my music page is temporarily down while I update and add new music. You can still order my cd directly from me. Click Here.