The Appalachian Hippie Poet opened for The Bus Driver Tour at The Willow Tree in Johnson City, Tennessee. The Willow Tree is a coffee house, bar house and has a large separate room for music. It is a great listing room run by my friend Teri Butler Dosher. The AHP performed a four poem set with the poems, Fiddlin Joe, The Purple Fiddle, Mama’s Hand and Still on the Hill. The set was filmed and posted on Facebook and youtube by my friend Randy Gentry. The AHP hopes you will enjoy the. The link is:

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Check out the link below to see the full article about the WDVX radio program Tennessee Shines. Part of the article is included below.


Tennessee Shines Radio Show presents Live Music, Poetry Monday Nights in Downtown Knoxville

 Knoxville, Tenn. ——WDVX’’s weekly Tennessee Shines Radio Show enters the summer season with a schedule of folk, country, bluegrass and Americana rock performers, plus a little something extra.

“”A few weeks into our inaugural season, we invited poet and berry basket-maker Bill Alexander to read two of his poems during the show,”” says executive producer Bob Deck. “”It worked so well to balance out the music and bring more voices into the mix, we’’ve made it a regular part of the show.””



On Gay Street in Knoxville, Tennessee in front of Morelock Music!!



Thanks to Four Leaf Peat for the stage time and to the folks at the Jig and Reel who kept the beer flowing! The Appalachian Hippie Poet does spoken word and used the guitar only as a prop!! He may learn how to tune it!!

By my friend Sharon Parks

Life’s Tree

Amber Light



Follow the links below to see The Appalachian Hippie Poet Preforming!!! There will be more about the birth ofthis poet later!

Whiskey and Music (c)

Jericho (c)

Early Times Blues (c)







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Well, I was given the name Appalachian Hippie Poet by friends at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion in September of 2012. We were standing with on State Street with one foot in Tennessee and one foot in Virginia ….so that the story of how The Appalachain Hippie Poet was born.




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