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RB Morris, poet, singer, songwriter, musician, playwright and actor, hails from Knoxville, Tennessee. In the 1980’s he edited an arts and literary tabloid, Hard Knoxville Review, which attracted a following in this country and Europe. He is a published poet: Early Fires, Littoral Zone, and The Man Upstairs. He wrote and acted in The Man Who Lives Here Is Loony, a one-man play taken from the life and work of writer James Agee. He has more recently been a recording artist. His CDs include Take That Ride, Zeke and the Wheel, Empire, and the recently released Spies Lies and Burning Eyes. His song That's How Every Empire Falls has been recorded by John Prine as well as Marianne Faithfull. He has a new soon to be released cd, Rich Mountain Bound. Morris served as Writer-in-Residence at the University of Tennessee from 2004-2008, and was inducted into the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame in 2009.