Bard of the South
Rickey Pittman--songwriter, folksinger, storyteller, Civil War reenactor--has been playing some kind of music as long as he can remember. His father (from Haskell County Texas) taught him to play mandolin, a bit of steel guitar, bass guitar, but it was the six-string guitar that has stuck with him. Pittman has a huge songlist. He has held onto the traditional country and western songlist that he learned from his father, but today you will hear him at festivals and taverns performing Scots-Irish ballads, songs of the Civil War, or Americana. He incorporates stories into his presentations at schools, libraries and festivals when he can, believing that every song, like every person, has a story that needs to be told.