astarfell.com is both a website and a blog that explores multiple themes but focuses primarily on the fields of music, art and creative writing in the two river cities of Little Rock, Arkansas and Bluffton, South Carolina. The site is a work in progress. Please return often to discover updated or new material! Be sure to click on the tabs My Blog, About (biography) and Songs in my songbook in the upper right hand corner above for more information and discussion. Recent Posts are listed in the upper right hand corner of this page.
My name is J. S. Graves. I am a composer, writer and editor of words and music and I have mounted this website. Please email me with questions, comments or any found errors at firstname.lastname@example.org . I will continue to add new material or update the various pages and posts as time permits.
I have just started a new series of posts on American Neo-Romanticism, Cultural and Ethnic Influences on Musical Style in the works of Ernest Bloch, William Grant Still and Samuel Barber. These posts will be coming out as I find the time. Please sign up for email notification of new posts if you would like to subscribe to this blog.
Please also visit my other website, graveshouse.org, where you can find my writings about historical preservation and family history in Bluffton, South Carolina.
Hope to see you soon! The art above is from the Creation Series by my wife, R. S. Perry, a Little Rock artist, writer and composer. Used by permission. All rights reserved. I have just updated her page on this website. Please click on the R. S. Perry tab above. Her own works can be viewed on her website cronesinger.com.