The inspiration for A Night With The Nuegents is the critically acclaimed photography book The Nuegents: Close To Home by David M Spear. Published by Gnome Press in 1993, The Nuegents: Close to Home chronicles the five years Spear spent documenting his neighbors' lives on their small family run tobacco farm in Madison, NC.  

David M. Spear was born in Winston Salem, NC in 1934. Beyond The Nuegents: Close to Home, he has two other published collections of his work; Visible Spirits and Ten Day In Havana all from Gnome Press. He has been named the Guggenheim Fellow and has works in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas, Payne-Webber Collection, New York, The New Orleans Museum of Art, Birmingham Museum of Art, The Ackland Museum, Chapel Hill, NC, Kemper Museum, Kansas and The North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh.

The Neugents: Close To Home is available for sale at any A Night With The Neugents performance or online HERE