This enterprise is the brainchild of Chuck Puckett. That's me.
I hail from Decatur, Alabama, right on the intersection of the
Tennessee River and U.S. 31. I was born there, but then I
moved all around the (Deep) South while growing up:
Montgomery, Chattanooga, Anniston, Gadsden (both in east
Alabama), Decatur a couple more times, Vicksburg,
Mississippi. I got out of high school in Cullman, Alabama, and
then went to Tuscaloosa for five years or so of the University
of Alabama (Roll Tide and all that, although I really miss The
Bear). Amassed a huge number of collegiate hours in
everything from anthropology to zoology, but waited until
much later to finally get a degree.
All along, I've written songs and poems and whatever else
came to mind. Like most people that came in on the first
baby boom bus, I was greatly influenced by Bob Dylan.
Later, my songwriting style took on a huge influx from Jerry
Garcia and Robert Hunter (especially influenced by Hunter's
lyrical genius), and then Kris Kristofferson and Paul Simon.
Poets, really. And although I've certainly been influenced, I
think my choices for metaphors have remained fairly
unique. There's a complete world view in here somewhere.
Maybe I'm daring you to discover it. Or maybe I just enjoy
the act of discovery.
About Chuck Puckett & Puckett Publishing
Copyright 2013 Puckett Publishing. All Rights Reserved.
I'm part of the eclectic string band known as Bimini Road.
Occasionally, this bizarre group is allowed to play in public; you
can check back from time to time to see where.
As the creator of Puckett Publishing, I've written the plays,
musicals, songs and poetry you'll find here. In addition to writing,
I've done quite a bit of theatre over the years, and it is one of my
great loves. Favorite roles include:
• Arthur ("Camelot", three different productions)
• Henry II ("Lion In Winter")
• Macbeth ("Macbeth")
• The King ("The King & I")
• Scarecrow ("Wizard of Oz")
• Ali Hakim ("Oklahoma!")
• Matthew Harrison Brady ("Inherit the Wind")
• Captain Hook ("Peter Pan", the Mary Martin musical version)
• Sancho ("Man of La Mancha")
Obviously, I like playing king, and I love musicals: Heck, most
of the plays I write are musicals. You know: songwriting +
playwriting. Go figure. I hope you enjoy the works I've
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