"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 write. I sing. I pick and fiddle a little. I perform. I record at home. I self publish.

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”.

 "I have had the great pleasure to work with Ernie for more years than he or I probably would want to admit. At our request, Ernie has written opening statements for the 'Walnut Valley Festival Program' close to a dozen times, numerous invitation letters for the “Walnut Valley July Occasional” advertising folder, the over-view story for our festival wrap up “December Occasional” and assorted recording reviews of performing artists, and human interest stories in our daily festival publication “The WVA Voice”. The total number of times we have reproduced Ernie’s stories has surpassed over 450,000 copies and we have been more than pleased by the craft at which Ernie composes each of the stories we have commissioned him to write. 
We would recommend Ernie Hill to assist anyone that has a story to tell and a desire to express it in a creative, down to-earth, professional way. You can expect to find more of Ernie’s work in the future publications of the Walnut Valley Festival. 
Rex Flottman,
Media Director
Walnut Valley Association      
www.wvfest.com

"I have had the great pleasure to work with Ernie for more years than he or I probably would want to admit. At our request, Ernie has written opening statements for the 'Walnut Valley Festival Program' close to a dozen times, numerous invitation letters for the “Walnut Valley July Occasional” advertising folder, the over-view story for our festival wrap up “December Occasional” and assorted recording reviews of performing artists, and human interest stories in our daily festival publication “The WVA Voice”. The total number of times we have reproduced Ernie’s stories has surpassed over 450,000 copies and we have been more than pleased by the craft at which Ernie composes each of the stories we have commissioned him to write. We would recommend Ernie Hill to assist anyone that has a story to tell and a desire to express it in a creative, down to-earth, professional way. You can expect to find more of Ernie’s work in the future publications of the Walnut Valley Festival. Rex Flottman, Media Director Walnut Valley Association
www.wvfest.com

"Ernie Hill is a quintessential fan of music and the history of American music, and as such, he loves the craft, the art, the pure sound, and the people who make it. His writing is loving and honest. He’s a troubadour for roots music and musicians — and the stories they carry within.” -Betse Ellis of Betse and Clarke

"Ernie Hill is a quintessential fan of music and the history of American music, and as such, he loves the craft, the art, the pure sound, and the people who make it. His writing is loving and honest. He’s a troubadour for roots music and musicians — and the stories they carry within.” -Betse Ellis of Betse and Clarke

Mike Flynn-Host of 'The Folk Sampler', NPR
 "Ernie writes very well...getting to the meat of the story with ease.  He writes about things he understands...and loves. That all shows in his stories.” 

Mike Flynn-Host of 'The Folk Sampler', NPR  "Ernie writes very well...getting to the meat of the story with ease.  He writes about things he understands...and loves. That all shows in his stories.” 

Catch me this September in Winifield KS.
Tuesday, Sept. 12
 Winfield Arts and Humanities Mini-Fest-2 p.m.,
Biederman's Bistro- Book signing and gig, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.,
Saturday, Sept. 16th, Walnut Valley Festival-Story Songs-Stage 3, 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Catch me this September in Winifield KS. Tuesday, Sept. 12 Winfield Arts and Humanities Mini-Fest-2 p.m., Biederman's Bistro- Book signing and gig, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16th, Walnut Valley Festival-Story Songs-Stage 3, 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Support words and tunes. Tips help keep this site going. Thanks for stopping by. Please leave me a comment.

Support words and tunes. Tips help keep this site going. Thanks for stopping by. Please leave me a comment.

My wife and soul mate Patti, and myself. I will be adding a page to showcase Patti's beautiful bead jewelry. Notice that Pietersite and Chalcedony necklace she's wearing?

My wife and soul mate Patti, and myself. I will be adding a page to showcase Patti's beautiful bead jewelry. Notice that Pietersite and Chalcedony necklace she's wearing?

!!!NOW HEAR THIS!!! 

FREE MUSIC!

 Download my music, absolutely free! Go HERE for details and downloads.

Available now! 15 original story songs. Click the pic.

Available now! 15 original story songs. Click the pic.

The Cosmic Path to Melody and Lyric is now available in paperback!  Take a stroll deep inside the creative mind with me and let's see where we wind up! Illustrated by Jon Griffin!

The Cosmic Path to Melody and Lyric is now available in paperback! Take a stroll deep inside the creative mind with me and let's see where we wind up! Illustrated by Jon Griffin!

Click pic to ck out Story Songs

Click pic to ck out Story Songs

Musician and Publicist Nick Loss-Eaton, New York,
"Ernie has been great to work with, professional, courteous, enthusiastic, and always capturing the essence of the music about which he writes."
http://nicklosseatonmedia.com/

Musician and Publicist Nick Loss-Eaton, New York, "Ernie has been great to work with, professional, courteous, enthusiastic, and always capturing the essence of the music about which he writes." http://nicklosseatonmedia.com/

 

“Ernie has been a great asset as part of the Hartford Team over the past several years; helping us with his song writing and musical talents to help grow the John Hartford Memorial Festival. He is a delight to work with” John Hotze (right)- Founder and promoter- John Hartford Memorial Festival.
  "Ernie Hill is a very valuable and dedicated member of our core team at JHMF. He has been in charge of our fiddle and song writing contest. He also writes a blog on our website and provides copy for everything we send out to the press. We feel very fortunate to be associated with him." Tom Burkhart(left)- co-promoter- John Hartford Memorial Festival.