This is my new series featuring live performances and on-stage interviews of emerging talent . . . my questions, their stories & stuff. I’ve been wanting to do this for some time, and 2014 seems like the right time to start.
Episode 5: Robert Morgan Fisher
September 11, 2014, The Talking Stick
Tracy Newman’s Artist’s Entrance series continues with its fifth episode: an interview with singer/songwriter Robert Morgan Fisher. Tracy is backed up by her band, The Reinforcements (John Cartwright, Paula Fong, Doug Knoll, Gene Lippmann, with Eric Estes and Melissa Thatcher) . Videos by Ron Sarfaty.
Robert Morgan Fisher’s most recent album, NOTES FOR A NOVEL (2012) rose to the top of the folk charts and remained there for almost two years. His song, “Don’t You Wanna Go to Mars?” was named Hollywood Music in Media Folk Song of the Year for 2012 and is currently winging its way to the red planet on board the Maven Rocket. JPL uses the song to wake the Mars Rover. Two of his songs, “Jester King” and “We’ll Buy a Flag,” went to #1 on the Neil Young Living with War Songs of Our Times Chart. A self-described Narrative Engineer, his short fiction has appeared in 0-Dark-Thirty, The Huffington Post, Psychopomp, Golden Walkman Magazine, The Spry Literary Journal, 34th Parallel, Carnival, The Snake Nation Review, The Seattle Review, Spindrift, Bluerailroad and other publications. He’s also written for TV, radio and film. Robert holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University and teaches in their online program. He often writes companion songs to his short stories. Both his music and fiction have won many awards. Robert also voices audiobooks. (www.robertmorganfisher.com)