Dubbed "A Living Georgia Icon" in a book written by Don Rhodes, publications editor of the Augusta Chronicle, Georgia Public TV's legendary "SWAMPWISE" folk hero of the 90's OKEFENOKEE JOE was inducted into the Georgia Entertainer's Hall of Fame in 2008, and the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame in 2015.
IN 2018 OKEFENOKEE JOE WAS INDUCTED INTO THE GEORGIA OUTDOOR WRITER ASSOCIATION HUNTING AND FISHING HALL OF FAME!
He has enthralled and enlightened audiences of all ages for over four decades with his Emmy Award winning "Swamp Wisdom", original songs & stories from "The Land of The Trembling Earth" and wilderness survival skills. He has been featured on NBC, CNN, TBS, PBS and GPTV. He was a frequent guest on many Outdoor TV shows and in 1996 was featured in the center of the front page of the Wall Street Journal.
Audiences of ALL ages love his stories. His awesome voice filled with "SWAMPWISE" wisdom and humor. His laughter. The songs he writes & sings. And his exciting timely informative EARTH DAY EVERY DAY message of understanding appreciation and respect for all life in the natural world around us. At the age of 87 he has now retired from his live shows and all the traveling involved. And although he still picks up his Martin Guitar and does a show now and then, his life is now devoted to writing his memoirs. He has already written several books that are advertised here on this website;
"SWAMPWISE"; His autobiography of his 40 + years performing his famous 'Earth Day Every Day' presentations in hundreds of schools, outdoor events, sportsman shows, county fairs and native American pow wows all throughout the southern states.
"SNAKE HUNTER SNAKE TALK"; Utilizing his 70 + years of accumulative experiential knowledge of reptiles and other wild creatures Okefenokee (Dick Flood) Joe has put together this fascinating collection of snake hunts and snake facts that both the novice and the learned and well informed are sure to find thoroughly enjoyable. And maybe even learn from.
"SWAMPWISE - SECRETS SONGS & STORIES FROM THE LAND OF THE TREMBLIN' EARTH!"; A four 74 minute volume AUDIO BOOK series which includes 30 intriguing swamp secrets and 42 great Okefenokee Joe storytelling songs.
And his most recent book written by his alter ego DICK FLOOD ;
"MY WALK AMONG THE STARS" - "RUBBING SHOULDERS WITH COUNTRY GIANTS";
In these 250 pages of exciting Grand Ole Opry tours and Dick Flood and his Pathfinders shows all over the world he includes many chapters of his memories of his friendships and/or dealings with more than fifty country music greats of the sixties who in later years were actually inducted into
THE NASHVILLE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME!
Among them; Pasty Cline, Ray Price, Ferlin Huskey, Faron Young, Gentleman Jim Reeves, Carl Smith, Willie Nelson, Minnie Pearl, Roy Clark, Red Foley, Homer and Jethro, Jimmy Dean, Hank Thompson, and dozens more!
Plus he gives strong common sense advice for all young hopeful country artists.
"It is both an engaging read and an essential reference work." ~~ Michael McDowell ~~ Editor/Publisher Blitz Magazine Since 1975 - The Rock And Roll Magazine For Thinking People
And today, (2020) many of the songs Dick Flood has written can be heard in some of America's leading or major TV series. He sang his song "Everything Happens for the Best" in Clint Eastwood's 2019 movie "The Mule", and two of his songs are playing the 2020 movie "Stardust"; The story of David Bowie's life.
Here's several links to reviews of his fascinating autobiography entitled "Swampwise"
Here is Okefenokee Joe performing live on the Outdoors with Joey Mines TV Show demonstrating his talents as a fantastic story teller and singer/song writer.