How I Got Started in Songwriting

As I sat to write this essay, I thought about all the years it took to get this far, since 1986, when the Co-Editor of the Pippin, Jonathan Fesmire (who by the way has several books under his belt now) came over to my desk and introduced himself to me. He showed me the cassette of his band with their original songs on it. I also thought about a young man by the name of Thearon Roberts who sang a song he wrote in our Journalism ½…

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Matthew Kenneth Gray

Matthew Kenneth Gray

Columnist, “Redbird Country — Essays from the Midwest.” I also write lyrics and poetry regularly.