Son of a Farmer

“Everything is connected. That bond is what keeps this Planet dancing round in poetic choreography. That connection is what keeps us all alive. What we do to the Earth, we do to ourselves. If we are capable of destruction, we are most certainly capable of healing. ” – Eric Herm

Eric Herm, (organic farmer, author, activist and musician) translates modern day agriculture and life through various mediums and venues in his own unique West Texas manner. With plow, pen, guitar and sarcastic wit, Herm plunges forward into a world of tumbleweeds, sandstorms, droughts, GMOs, and rural existence.


A lot of what I've seen and experienced on these desolate plains of West Texas, I have translated into poetry. Somehow, writing helps me tolerate much of the tribulations of life and farming. Whether month-long sandstorms, three-year droughts, or weeds outgrowing our cotton crops, I try to maintain a balance between what is thought, felt, seen, and needed to be learned. I've transformed some of my poetry into songs and put together 10 of them on this album, entitled I Am The Tumbleweed. I hope it is the first of many. Jennie Holt, the love of my life, accompanies me on some of the songs with her harmonica and beautiful voice. A special thanks to Greg Kaiser for his dedication on the recording and mixing.

Hopefully, these words strike a chord within you. Here are a few to listen to. If you like those then you can purchase the whole album.