Don Gnecco - A Personal Glimpse
In addition to songwriting, I am fortunate to have many diverse interests and activities. I enjoy being outdoors, especially gardening and landscaping in the backyard. I am also very much at home in my basement workshop, working with either stained glass or wood. I am currently creating stained glass pieces at Hemlock Studio Gallery in downtown historic Clarkesville, Georgia.
I am often asked how songs are born, whether I write the lyrics or the music first, etc. My general response is that I'm not really writing them...I'm merely writing them down. Several years ago, a colleague argued songs are really poems set to music (an assumption with which I do not entirely agree!) and suggested that I write an article for a university creative magazine. The article, published in The Last Word at University of New England, is entitled, "Songwriting: A Double Process - And Twice the Satisfaction."
My most recent "day job" was at Piedmont University in northeastern Georgia, where I was privileged to serve as the Dean of Education. Click here to read how I landed my dream job.