Updated Bio, music releases, and performance venue

Pittman Bio & Performance Resume

Rickey E. Pittman, the Bard of the South, is a storyteller, author, and folksinger. He was the Grand Prize Winner of the 1998 Ernest Hemingway Short Story Competition, and is originally from Dallas, Texas. Pittman presents his stories, music and programs at schools, libraries, organizations, museums, historical reenactments, restaurants, banquets, and Celtic festivals throughout the South. An adjunct college English instructor with an M.A. from Abilene Christian University, he has fourteen published books, four music CDs and several single releases.

Performed at Texas Library Services) Regions I, II, IX, XI, VII, & VIII

Some Festivals, Conferences, Workshops and Other Events Featuring Pittman as Music Performer, Storyteller, or Speaker:

St. Patrick

Mexico’s Highway of Death

This year, over 71 people have disappeared while traveling on the highway from Nuevo Laredo to Monterey. Highway 101 from Matamoros has also been described as a Highway of Death. Mexico is a place of death and kidnappings. Here’s a poem I wrote that I’m turning into a song:

The Highway of Death.

From Nuevo Laredo to Monterey,
A three-hour journey by car,
Only 135 miles they say,