"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 to Words of Ernest, 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, keyboards and mountain dulcimer. 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 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.
Due to the terrible pandemic, I have no live gigs planned at this time. Due to the worst allergy season ever for me, I have not been live streaming. I have, however, been writing so be on the lookout for ebooks right here.