To all ya'll, from Uncle Hal - Written Oct. 21st, 2013

"Life is like a feather 
On the morning breeze 
No true direction 
No guarantees.

We wake and think 
Our days and plan
God says maybe, 
But on the other hand

It may come down
To a wing and prayer
​And the exercise 
Of just gettin' there.

Now we've all had days 
Just like this
Where leaving bed 
Is hit and miss.
Start - 2013
last updated 10-8-14


This just in! Hal Ketchum is scheduled to return to his home club, Gruene Hall, on Sept. 27th! Joining him are Kenny Grimes (guitar). Paul Pearcy (drums), Lynn Daniel (bass) and some very special guests.! Tickets available at gruenehall.com on Aug. 6th, @ 1pm.


A word from Uncle Hal....

Hello out there dear friends. This is Uncle Hal checking in. I know it's been awhile....I do apologize. Been busy cleaning out the cobwebs. Still a couple up there that are too high to reach but I guess we all have a few. Well, let's see.....what have I been up to? Lots of writing, playing some shows now and then.....and I'm finishing up a record that I am making with Kenny Grimes. We have cut eight songs and will cut number nine today. I think I will leave it at that for now, nine being my lucky number and all. It feels good to be back in the studio.....you know how I love the sound of my own voice, ha!  : - )  I promise to reach out to you all more often. You have always been there for me. I know some of you have been concerned about my health. Rest assured that I am feeling great these days and look forward to many more years of playing, singing, writing. and performing. Thanks for all of the love and support. It makes an old man feel good to have friends like you. We will talk again soon.....

Peace and Love,


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Dec. 16th, 2013

A few words from Hal on the passing of Ray Price

There once was a Cherokee cowboy with a voice from the depths of earth. Some men are gifted and never know why. Some are chosen at birth to live out their lives right where they belong....to travel the world painting pictures in song. Now the Cherokee cowboy is resting at last. No trouble in mind of the future or past. The cowboy rides through the clear western skies, 'cause the music lives on and the song never dies.
Adios my friend.
Hal Ketchum

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But the only thing truly
 Written in stone
Is the simple fact 
That you're not alone.​

Now the best defense
​Is a group of friends
Sometimes the means 
Justify the end.

​And the only happily 
Is a warm embrace
And heartfelt laughter."

Love, Uncle Hal