A historical, romantically enhanced,
A compelling story centered around the three primary cultures of
colonial Louisiana. Each from a different world, each bearing a
different cross, each in the service of a different God. All seeking, in
their own way, the things craved by men of all creeds – love, respect,
peace of mind, and a small measure of prosperity, but finding instead,
hardship, deceit, and sometimes... death.
The French: an ill-prepared, group of disillusioned settlers using their
wits and sometimes treachery to gain a foothold on foreign soil.
The Natchez: the most socially advanced tribe on the North American
Continent. A matrilineal, complex society of head hunting, sun
worshipers who believe that their chief, the Great Sun, is a God.
The Slaves: Uprooted from their homeland and forced into servitude. Each
dancing a different rhythm to the same music, the same drum.
Small Fires in The Sun is a wholly fictional, historical saga based
strongly on actual events and, in part, on the lives of Louis Juchereau
de St. Denis and others who lived during that time....
During March 25, 1965, after several previous
attempts, the march from Selma to Montgomery commenced on a rainy day.
Following the march, those with cars were left the task of ferrying
marchers back to Selma. One of the persons ferrying marchers was Viola
Liuzzo. On a return trip on a lonely dark road, a group of KKK Klansmen
pulled along side Viola’s car and unloaded their weapons, killing Viola
instantly, and almost killed her guide,
Leroy Moton, a 19-year-old African American.
song “Lie Down Young Woman (Viola Liuzzo’s Song)” was written by Herb
Metoyer and recorded on his album “Something New” released by MGM’s
know that Viola is the only female to lose her life on behalf of the civil
Brothers of A
For those of you who are
not aware, I am a retired Vietnam Era Helicopter Pilot. This past
Veterans Day (2011), me and my wife decided to visit Williamsburg. My
initial intentions were to visit the Wall in Washington, DC, but decided
it would be too strenuous due to health reasons. While there, I happened
to encounter a host of Old Vietnam Helicopter Pilots. I can not begin to
tell you how elated I was.
Although I was skeptical about trying to march
in the parade, these guys would not take no for an answer and invited me
to join their ranks. I did and with their encouragement I made it to the
end. I was among my brothers and it was their love that gave me the
strength. Visit my
Photo Gallery Page to see a few pictures of this gratifying
METOYER Recipient of The 2010 Asante Award"
presented by The Asante Foundation and NOLA.TV (New Orleans, LA) for Music.
The Asante Awards & Festival is dedicated
to celebrating the contributions made by the African-American Culture in
the areas of Music, Art, Movies, and the Spoken Word. Most
important, the ordinary man or woman who through their service help to
make our lives better.
HERB METOYER'S New CD
"THIS IS THE TIME"
Master Storyteller Honoring
The Spirit of New Orleans
NEWS: Sad to report
that this has been one confusing year for me.
In September, we
lost Mike Taylor,
Lead Guitarist. Mike was like a son to me and I
was always a father figure to him. Prior to him joining with
John Denver, he
played lead guitar for me and we did shows up & down the East Coast. In
1967, after being told that my performing was unbecoming of a Field
Grade Officer, I was shipped to Thailand. Mike later joined John Denver
and went on to do great things. He was also a songwriter and one of his
hit songs was "Rocky Mountain High."
We did not get to perform together again
until 1998 at the
Blue Bird Music Festival in North Carolina
and each subsequent year. Sometimes, I would visit him and Mary Kay on
Hilton Head and we would spend a week or so, playing music and exploring
the Islands historical sights. Now, he is gone.
Click Here to Read Mike's Obituary.
A few weeks later,
we lost another common friend, Al Cain.
And worst of all,
this year, after 13 years,
October 2010 was the final gathering for the
Blue Bird Music Festival.
I guess we are all just getting old. I turned 75 this past September.
Go to my photo
Gallery to see a few pictures taken at this Festival.
By the way, my wife and I
will be celebrating 55 years of marriage in January 2011.
God Has Been Good To Us. We
Praise Him Daily.
Vince Martin stars in "Vagabondo"
This summer, I attended the première of Todd Kwait's
documentary on the life and work of Vince martin. The title is
It was a super production and I was surprised to learn that Vince had
some hidden acting talents. The chronicle was good with footage of
Vince's early TV appearances. And if you know Vince, he can be quite
comical as a 'Storyteller" and "Living Life" type comments. See it
the 1st chance you get. Here is the URL:http://www.vagabondomovie.com/about.htm