Cast Bios

An actor, director, writer, teacher, and producer, David Alford currently appears as "BUCKY DAWES" in the ABC Television series NASHVILLE. Other film credits include supporting roles in THE LAST CASTLE (Dreamworks), A DEATH IN THE FAMILY (PBS Masterpiece Theater), and the upcoming STOKER (Warner Bros.) among numerous others.  He has appeared in and/or directed more than seventy professional theatre productions, most recently with Arkansas Shakespeare Festival and Tennessee Repertory Theatre.  Two of his original plays are produced annually in his hometown of Adams, Tennessee: SPIRIT: THE AUTHENTIC STORY OF THE BELL WITCH (now in its eleventh year) and his bluegrass musical SMOKE, the story of rebellious tobacco farmers in the early 1900s (now in its third year).  Screenwriting credits include the independent releases PRISONER (2004) and ON MUSIC ROW (2001).  From 1994 to 2004, David was the founder and Artistic Director of Nashville's Mockingbird Theatre.  He then served as Executive Artistic Director of Tennessee Repertory Theatre at TPAC before being named the Rep's first Artist-in-Residence.  He recently completed work designing and implementing a new Dramatic Arts Major for his old alma mater Martin Methodist College, where he still teaches part-time.  David lives on his family farm in Adams with his wife Kahle.

Paul Carrol Binkley has written original scores, performed music, and served as music director and sound designer in Nashville for TennesseeRepertory Theatre, Nashville Children’s Theatre, Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Mockingbird Theatre, Community Spirit Inc. (Adams, TN) and Coterie Theatre (Kansas City). His music has been heard nationally on Music from the Hearts of Space, and All Things Considered (NPR).  Paul has served as acoustic guitar specialist for Lari White, Mandy Barnett, The Fifth Dimension, Lorrie Morgan, Marty Raybon, and Alabama.  His solo recordings include Silent Serenade, Closer to Home, Passages for Acoustic Guitar, Flying Colors, and DoYou Hear What I Hear?  He is founder of and also serves as musicologist and copyright infringement consultant for companies such as Budweiser, Nissan, Sony, e-Bay, and Apple.  He attended Berklee College of Music, Boston (Jim Hall Jazz Award), Austin Peay State University, and Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University.

Kahle Alford began acting at the Flint Children'sTheatre at age 5, where she took on such challenging roles as: Sunflower, Cat, and Water.  She eventually earned her BFA in Acting from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.  Some previous credits include: Sarah Connor in Terminator the Second (Husky Jackal Theater), Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (TN Shakespeare Festival), Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream (TN Shakespeare Festival), Abigail Williams in The Crucible (TN Repertory Theatre), Sarah in Darwin in Malibu (TN Repertory Theatre), Betsy in Spirit: The Authentic Story of the Bell Witch (Community Spirit, Inc.), Cinderella in Into the Woods (Lexington Children's Theatre). She has also showcased her original performance art at La MaMa E.T.C. in NYC.  She can also be seen in a few films, print ads, and music videos.  She lives in Adams with her husband David and their dog, Chester.

Erin R. Ramsey has been involved in Nashville theatre since 1992 working with Nashville Children’s Theatre, Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Community Spirit Inc., Studio Tenn, People’s Branch Theatre, Tennessee Shakespeare Festival, Point B Productions, Chaffin’s Barn, Mockingbird Theatre, and Tennessee Repertory Theatre in various capacities including actor, stage manager, assistant stage manager, light board operator, grant writer, business manager and bookkeeper. Acting credits include: Proof (TN Repertory), Rabbit Hole (TN Repertory), Death and the Maiden (People’s Branch), Hamlet (Mockingbird), and Glass Menagerie (Mockingbird). Erin also contributes to voiceover projects, films and industrials in Nashville. Erin, a Vanderbilt graduate in theatre, has been a member of Actor’s Equity Association (the national actors’ and stage managers’ union) since 2002.

Originally from Illinois, upright and electric bassist Brad Albin has been playing professionally in Nashville for fifteen years. A few notable Country artists that he has toured and/or recorded with include Mandy Barnett, Joe Nichols, Ashton Shepherd and the Sons Of The Pioneers. Brad is also very active performing in Nashville’s Musical Theatre community including productions for the TN Repertory Theatre, Nashville Children’s Theatre and Ryman Auditorium. He prefers playing and listening to “real”
Country music and Americana to anything that can be found on your radio dial these days.

Toni Ferguson is a professional violinist with over 30 years of private violin teaching experience. She currently is the co-director of the Suzuki Center of Nashville, freelances around Nashville and travels during the summers to perform for professional musical theatres.  Toni also plays violin in various regional orchestras and works as a session musician in Nashville.