Songwriter and author Kelly Mulhollan

Songwriter and author Kelly Mulhollan
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Known far and wide for his work with prolific folk music duo Still on the Hill, Kelly Mulhollan will celebrate a different talent, that of author, when he takes the podium Tuesday evening, July 26, 2016, at Nightbird Books, writes Richard Massey for the Ozark Poets and Writers Collective.

Mulhollan will read from True Faith, True Light: The Devotional Art of Ed Stilley. Published by the University of Arkansas Press in 2015, Mulhollan’s text and associated photographs tell the amazing story of primitive Ozarks musician and guitar maker Ed Stilley.

True Faith, True Light   Kelly Mulhollan Photography by Kirk Lanier Introduction by Robert CochranThe rest of the article can be read at “Folk Musician Kelly Mulhollan Headlines Monthly Nightbird Event” in the Fayetteville Free Weekly.

[Update, July 26, 2016] The UA Press page on True Faith, True Light: The Devotional Art of Ed Stilley notes that the many photographs are by Kirk Lanier and opens with an introduction by Robert Cochran, a UA English professor, chair of American studies and director of its Center for Arkansas and Regional Studies.

The publisher’s link above is to encourage book buyers to find this volume at their local independent bookseller. In Fayetteville, that’s Nightbird Books.

Kelly has posted a number of video and audio clips on Ed’s instruments and how they sound.