John DeFoore is legendary in the Upper East Side of Texas. He’s a gifted guitar and songwriting teacher with former students that include Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Michelle Shocked, and Ryan Beaver, to name a few.

Now he’s ventured in to writing short story fiction and has a book called Texas Ghost Town Snapshots, available through Amazon and other booksellers.

He began collecting the stories many years ago.

“Driving from my homes in Mineola and Grand Saline, Texas, to my parents’ home in Bourne for 30 years, I started to wonder about the old deserted houses along the route.”

Curiosity led him to create stories about who might have lived there and what might have happened in their lives. So he began writing down “glimpses” of life of small town Texas.

Hear DeFoore narrate one of his stories, “Leonard of Kelsey,” accompanied by guitar, on this VIDEO.

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