These are among the songwriters that Russ draws from to round out his live performances.
"I was told that if you're an entertainer everybody's supposed to like you, and when I discovered that that wasn't necessarily true, it was late on. It took me a long time to understand, and again I'm only gradually understanding that I need to be myself."
- Michael Peter Smith
A documentary about Michael Smith created by Tales From the Tavern from concert footage and interviews with him.
The strings are all in tune, E to E -
The fingers of my left hand form the chord.
With my right I pick a melody
Of a song I hope won't be ignored.
The lyric to the tune must be refined -
Every part must fit its proper place.
Like a precious stone it must be mined
And polished, every facet, every face.
Sometimes I must be in solitude -
Other times I need a helping hand.
What must I leave out and what include -
It's a process I still don't understand.
To labor is to work day after day -
When I go to work, I play.
A 22 minute music documentary about David Olney's 2018 tour of the Netherlands.
Warren has some of his songs on a number of music platforms, accompanied by this message: "Welcome. I'm a songwriter living in the hills southwest of Nashville. The songs you hear on this site are demos made on my old eight track Roland recorder. I have no internet connection at home so please forgive me for not repaying the kindness of listening to your material. I do appreciate your comments. Thank You!"