In the Harry Nilson tradition, songwriter Alphin's gentle self deprecation and patient excoriation of contemporary society bounces right along encased in pop jingles and a voice dripping with treacle and venom. ”

— Hobart Taylor - KUCI - Irvine, CA

New Single and Music Video!

I'm happy to announce the World Premiere of my new song and music video for "Talkin' Socrates Blues" on DittyTV! I wrote the song as an homage to a lot of my favorite talking blues songs from Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie, and I think it has a timely message for 2020. Joshua Britt and Neilson Hubbard came up with a wonderful animated video for it, and I was interviewed by Tim Jackson for DittyTV. You can check it all out right here!

Returning to New Folk!

2020 New Folk Finalists

2020 New Folk Finalists

I'm honored to have been selected as one of the Grassy Hill New Folk Songwriting Competition finalists at Kerrville Folk Festival for the third time. This is one of the best music festivals and songwriting competitions in the world, and I'm so excited to be returning. Some of the other 24 finalists I already know, and I'm looking forward to meeting and sharing songs with the ones I have yet to meet! Thank you Kerrville! 

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