The Song Fences was inspired by playwright August Wilson’s Fences as performed at the Cleveland Play House production directed by Tazwell Thompson. The cast stars Bill Cobbs, Clebert Ford and Kim Hamilton were key to Dennis’ wanting to write for them after they “came out ta da house”, (to use August Wilson’s liting language) for a Musicale. The others in the cast included Jonathan Peck, Keith Johnson, Demitri Corbin, Tawanda McMillon, and Nichelle Nicole Harrison. Thank you for inspiring this song.