I opened my first bookstore Words and Music in Capitola, California in 1975. I reluctantly sold it and moved back to Nashville in 1979.
In November of 2001, I opened Rhino Booksellers which has been voted Nashville's best independent bookstore by the Nashville Scene. A second location was opened in West Nashville in 2007.
I currently own well over 100,000 books between my two bookstores and my personal library.
Here are a few of my favorites....
Walden - Henry David Thoreau
The Art Spirit - Robert Henri
Triggering Town - Richard Hugo
Leaves of Grass - Walt Whitman
The Road - Jack London
Travels With a Donkey - Robert Louis Stevenson
Italian Folktales - Italo Calvino
Sing Your Heart Out Country Boy - Dorothy Horstmann
The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein
Fires - Raymond Carver
Books I've Written
How To Pitch and Promote Your Songs - First published by F&W . Cincinnati Ohio. Later revised edition published by Allworth Press
Dead Strings with Walter Carter
Goin' Gone: A Fred Koller Songbook - Published by Cherry Lane Music.
My reviews and articles have appeared in:
Billboard, Musician, Performing Songwriter, Goldmine,
Journal of Country Music and many other publications.