"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 multi-faceted writer/author/music journalist, non-mainstream performing singer-songwriter. I also love 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. Read all about Words of Ernest here.
Story Songs returns to the Walnut Valley Festival with special guests, Juni Fisher and Chris Jones!!!
After at wild and terrible year of pandemic, the Walnut Valley Festival is planning to move forward with a live festival, the 49th, September 15th- 19th, Winfield KS. Click here for details. Folks are getting vaccinated and are venturing out. The crew at Walnut Valley and the City of Winfield will do all they can to make sure this can take place with your safety in mind. Anything can happen so keep checking the Walnut Valley Festival website and Facebook pages. In the meantime, click here to read all about Story Songs and my guests, Chris Jones and Juni Fisher!
“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.