I have thrice played the dual roles of the Storyteller and Dr. Amoss in "Smoke: A Ballad of the Night Riders", a bluegrass musical written by David Alford. Above is a picture of the 2016 cast with David at far left. The show is presented in Adams, Tennessee as part of the Bell Witch Fall Festival, and tells the story of the Hartley family's struggles to survive during the Black Patch Tobacco Wars at the turn of the 20th century. David has taken a fascinating, troubling piece of history and crafted from it a very human, moving story.


In 2015 I played the role of Owen Hartley (seen with Jenny Norris below). At the bottom of the page are some musical highlights, taped at the final dress rehearsal.