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Dreamwalkers Return To Sabrosa; Dr Dreamwalker Returns From Music City 

Dreamwalkers Band is returning to Sabrosa on Thursday, April 19 @ 8 PM. We always have fun there, the people are great, and the food is terrific. We would love to see you. 

I spent a weekend in Nashville, Tennessee, and I was impressed by the number of music venues. There are no waiters in Nashville, only songwriters. My visit was enhanced by a trip to Gruhn Guitars, a legendary guitar store. It did not disappoint. There were so many classic guitars and other stringed instruments. I would have loved to bring home the Martin D-21 that got me hot and bothered in 1972, but alas, once again, it was too speedy to buy.

Hope to see everyone on Thursday.

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker


 

 

Guitar Heaven Weekend 

Hello to all my Dreamwalkers Family and Friends. . . I had an amazing experience over the past few days. I call it my Guitar Heaven Weekend. On Saturday, I got to rehearse with our own Tony Sheppard. Tony is a great player, teacher, and friend. He is lyrical, technically skilled, warm, and inventive as a player. I feel more confident in my own playing by just being in the same room with him. It is a great honor and privilege to playing alongside such a wonderful player. Saturday evening, Carla and I travelled to the Hideaway Cafe in St. Petersburg to see our friend, Shaun Hopper. Shaun is a virtuoso player, comfortable in so many styles, especially the Chet Atkins style, and a great songwriter as well. What a treat to sit up close and watch him in a small club, playing what he wants and having fun with it. It's always fun to see Shaun and we do it often. Finally, on Sunday, Carla and I journeyed to Orlando to see Tommy Emmanuel. We got a chance to meet him and he graciously signed my guitar and gave me a set of strings he thought would work well with it. We also spoke about the Guitars 4 Vets program and he told the crowd about it during the show. He was brilliant, inspiring, funny, warm, tender, and electrifying. Live music is very healing especially when played by such great players as Tony Sheppard, Shaun Hopper, and the master, Tommy Emmanuel.

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

Tony Sheppard

Shaun Hopper

Tommy Emmanuel

Dreamwalkers: Herding Cats 

All members of our Dreamwalkers Band have busy lives. Tony and JD play in other bands and hold down their daily jobs. The rest of us either have jobs or businesses as well as other projects we find demanding. For example, Jeff is a master woodworker among his many other interests and talents as well as having a thriving body work practice. My psychotherapy practice keeps me on my toes, and I have several writing projects I'm working on. So, it is a little like herding cats to get us all in the same room at the same time to rehearse. However, it's worth it. The band is jelling, learning, and playing better. We are preparing for our April 19 gig at Sabrosa, and the rehearsal was great fun and very productive. Some of the songs are in the bank. The newer ones need to be played more, but are sounding better and better. I'm enjoying the harmonies with Culynn and Pam tremendously as well as their original material. I'm exploring the world of pedals with Tony and we are coming up with some cool and interesting sounds. Hope to see our Dreamwalkers Family and Friends on April 19.

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

Dreamwalkers Work The Details 

Hello my Dreamwalkers family and friends. The band is working hard to prepare for our April 19 gig at Sabrosa. Most of the songs are in good shape, which gives us the ability to fine tune the details. We worked on Rikki Don't Lose That Number, the Steely Dan favorite. Pam Clements is doing great with that one. The band engaged several of my original songs, Time To Fly, Machiavelli's Daughter, and Suggestion By Echo. I love Suggestion By Echo. I finally wrote a Rock and Roll Psychospiritual Anthem. Tony Sheppard had a wailing rock and roll guitar on that one. Another cover song, Something In the Air is sounding great as well. We had the chance to work on two Jeff Hocker tunes, Dolphin and Flow. Great stuff. Jeff and JD made some great suggestions to arrange the songs. We always play Crazy Movie, cause after all, our lives are a Crazy Movie. See you on April 19.

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

Dreamwalkers at Sabrosa 

Dreamwalkers had another fun night playing at Sabrosa. We were very encouraged to see many of our Dreamwalkers Family and Friends join us for the evening.  I was especially happy to get feedback from some of our musician friends in the crowd. We enjoyed friend Bart Dellarmi sitting in on bass for Crazy Movie and Don't Let It Bring You Down. The new songs by Culynn Murdock, Pamela Clemens and myself were well received. The band is working hard to move to a higher level. See you all next time.

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

Guitars4Vets 

Many of my friends know of my love for music and obsession with guitars. I have become aware of a great organization: Guitars4vets. "We enhance the lives of ailing and injured military Veterans by providing them with guitars and music instruction. Through self-expression and the healing power of music, it is our intent to restore the feelings of joy and purpose that can be lost after suffering trauma."

All G4V lessons and guitars are provided to the Veterans free of charge. Demand for the G4V (www.gutiars4vets.org) program continues to rise and though virtually all resources go directly into programming and guitars, we sadly cannot help every qualified applicant because funding is limited. Together, we can bring more lessons and guitars to our Vets with donations of money, guitars and related gear. By donating $200, in lieu of giving a guitar, you can send one Veteran through the G4V program and enable us to continue sharing the healing power of music.

Later in the day Carla Henshaw and I met with Chuck Holloway, Coordinator for the guitars4vets program Bay Pines VA chapter in St. Petersburg, Florida. I presented him with these two guitars to help launch the program there. If you have a guitar that you would like to donate to help a Vet have a more beautiful life please contact me and I will connect you.

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker



Photos by Carla Henshaw

Dreamwalkers Pre-Show Run Through 

Sunday afternoon, Dreamwalkers went through our entire setlist, preparing for our performance on Thursday, March 22 at Sabrosa. I must admit, I really love playing with our band. The mix of styles means there are a lot of musical surprises, and the creativity and originality of our songs is impressive. I'm enjoying singing with our Celestial Singers, Pam Clements and Culynn Murdock. Harmonies create an almost hypnotic effect and we do a lot of harmonies. Tony Sheppard's lead guitar was confident and lyrical today, and will be ready to ignite for the show. My feeling was the rhythm section of Jeff Hocker and Jeff Dillon was having fun, and moving the songs along. We are ready to play, and I'm certain that as John Lennon once said, "A pleasant time is guaranteed for all." We'd love to see our Dreamwalkers Family come out on Thursday evening. 

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

Post Rehearsal: The Celestial Singers had already left, but it was so nice out, I wanted to get a photo. 

Thanks to Lynn Hocker for the photograph 

Dreamwalkers Local Music Excursion 

The Wave (Jeff Hocker), Carla Henshaw, and Dr Dreamwalker went to JDubs Brewing Company to see virtuoso guitarist and good friend, Shaun Hopper perform with Michael Nichols this evening. Of course, Shaun is always on a quest for knowledge, so he, Jeff and Carla had a lively discussion regarding the healing arts. He managed to play some beautiful original songs for us. I love going to the local places to hear music because sometimes you get to listen to a world class guitar player like Shaun Hopper.

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

                                     Photo by Carla Henshaw​​​​


 

Dreamwalkers: Prepping New Songs For Performance 

Hello Dreamwalkers Family, Dreamwalkers rehearsed Sunday afternoon with a focus on preparing three new songs and two new arrangements to our set list. Our Celestial Singers, Culynn Murdock and Pam Clements were featured. Culynn's original song, "Wandering In Neutral," received attention to details, and is emerging as a very cool song that the band enjoys, and we think our Dreamwalkers Family will love it as well. Pam's original song, "Goodbye Forever," was massaged into performance shape. We also practiced her arrangement of the Dr Dreamwalker composition, "So Many Stars." I feel very heartened by the energy Pam is putting into these efforts. Then we worked on the song, "You May Be The One," a composition written by Tony Sheppard and myself. I personally love this one, as the words just seemed to fall from the sky once I got started writing the lyrics. Culynn sings the lead and moves the song into a higher stratosphere than I had envisioned in the original demo. My own composition, "Suggestion By Echo," has turned into quite a rocker, with the Celestial Singers joining me for three part harmony. When we do a cover, we like to make it our own, and "Can't Find My Way Home" has become one of ours. Pam, Culynn, and myself had so much fun singing the song. I am grateful for the input from Tony, JD, and Jeff. Each brings enormous expertise and experience in music as well as the courage of creativity. It takes a lot to bare one's soul and bring a song to life, so I'm very proud of our group as we explore the mystery of our own creative spirits, and bring those musical ideas to you. See you at Sabrosa, Thursday, March 22 @ 8 PM.

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

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