Chakchiuma Swamp Project
I am extremely excited to be working as an Artist-in-Residence with 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Friends of Chakchiuma Swamp on my latest project!
I have recently finished writing a full-length album of songs based on my trips to Chakchiuma Swamp in Grenada, Mississippi.
Recording for the album is underway and will be completed by the end of January 2023 with an album release set
for late April 2023. The album will include a booklet that features lyrics for each song and stories from my adventures at Chakchiuma Swamp as well as some sketches and poems.
The album will also feature guest musicians including Mississippi slide guitarist Wendy Jean Garrison
who has so graciously agreed to play on several swamp songs. Please click her name to check out her story and songs!
Once the album is complete, proceeds from the sales will go directly to Friends of Chakchiuma Swamp to help fund the upkeep of the swamp boardwalks and trails as well as the implementation of educational programs. Please visit www.friends-of-cs.org for more information on Chakchiuma Swamp and Lee Tartt Nature Preserve.
In the meantime, you can listen to the very first song titled "Chakchiuma Swamp" here as well as demo recordings of a few more swamp songs. To read lyrics for songs that will be included on the album, please click here.