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Dreamwalkers: Music Is The Ride. . . Listen 

Hey Dreamwalkers out there,

I'm on vacation right now (first one since before the pandemic) and where else but Nashville, Tennessee. Tonight I'm going to see blues guitarist, Christone (Kingfisher) Ingram at the Ryman Theatre. Tuesday will be Eric Clapton at the hockey arena, and then Saturday, back to the Ryman for Tommy Emmanuel. What an incredible lineup of guitar masters.

So to commemorate this, I've posted nine finished tracks to out Dreamwalkers album, Music Is The Ride, over in the music section. Listen with headphones or really great speakers, because the soundscape created by Patrick Russini is something to behold. 

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

Dreamwalkers: Mastering Complete. . . "Music Is The Ride" Is Ready To Be Born 

It was 10.03 PM on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 when the final touches were put on the Dreamwalkers Album, "Music Is The Ride." Thanks to the herculean efforts of Patrick Russini at Alpha Ear Studios, we have completed the more than one year journey from our first scratch tracks to this final moment. 

Kudos to band members, Tony Sheppard, Deborah Stern, Daniel Polyak, Dave Ross, special guest Jeff Hocker, and Executive Producer and Sound Engineer, Patrick Russini.

The album is a gem. Can't wait to share it with everyone. 

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

Dreamwalkers: Mastering the Album Has Begun 

Hi to all Dreamwalkers out there,

I met with Patrick Russini at Alpha Ear Studio and we began the last component of creating the music for our Music Is The Ride album, mastering the tracks. As I've mentioned previously, mastering is a process in which the tracks get additional volume, and are polished in terms of equalization (which frequencies are boosted, which are cut) and compression (managing variations of sound levels).


 Pat and I always enjoy working together and the evening went smoothly. We had already put in many hours of mixing which made the mastering significantly easier and we finished six tracks: Road Song, Magnetic North, Music Is The Ride, Something 'Bout That Boy, Everything Is Changing, and Louisiana. From my completely unbiased (haha) perspective, the tracks are sounding wonderful. They are rich and luxurious without being over the top. The songs are terrific and the musicianship is excellent. 

We will continue working this evening to finish and then everything regarding recording will be complete. It's time to shoot and album cover, write the copy for the album and get it printed. 

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

Dreamwalkers: Music Is Still The Ride, Open Mic Tonight 

Hello to all my Dreamwalkers out there,

The closer one is to a goal the greater the frustration when there is a delay. We are ready to break through and have our album and play some cool venues to let people hear our original songs and covers. N o t  y e t. Almost.


Anyway, as we figure it out, we will be playing the open mic at Stottlemyer's Smokehouse again today (Tuesday). We will probably go on about 7.30 or so and if you'd like to hang out with us come on over. The food is good and we had a good time last time, and expect to expand our experience. 

Rehearsals are still fun, but I can tell we are chafing at the bit to get out and play. In the meantime, we will be learning new songs to keep the spark going. Hope to see everyone soon.

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

Dreamwalkers: Album at the Mastering Stage. . . Another Open Mic at Stottlemyer's Smokehouse 

Hello Dreamwalkers,

Wednesday night the band rehearsed a three song set to play at Stottlemyer's next Tuesday. We learned at lot last time and have adjusted to the situation. We will play what I feel is the soul of the band. . . a Tom Petty medley, one of Debbie's songs and one of mine. This is our core, our soul and we will go with it.

The album is at a mastering stage and while it sounds wonderful in the mixing we have done, I know the mastering will polish it and make it really shine. It's a meticulous process and there is no one I'd rather have to it than Patrick Russini. 

If you would like to join us Tuesday at Stottlemyer's come out and hang with the band. We will likely not be on until at least 7 PM. The food is good and the atmosphere is sweet. 

We are really excited about the album and starting to play out. The rehearsals are very good. 

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

Life Is An Amusement Park, Music Is The Ride 

It’s been a long journey. Dreamwalkers band album “Music Is The Ride,” is recorded and mixed. Executive producer and sound engineer Patrick Russini will be mastering the tracks over the next week or so. We will have an album party soon and will let everyone know.
 

I’ll give you an advance review from someone who is completely unbiased. Me. It sounds spectacular. Can’t wait to share it with everyone. Big thanks to bandmates, Tony Sheppard, Debbie Stern, Daniel Polyak, Dave Ross, and special guest Jeff Hocker. I will be eternally grateful to the brilliance of Patrick Russini. 
 

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker 

Dreamwalkers: Mixing To Manifest A Dream 

Debbie Stern and I met with Patrick Russini at his Alpha Ear Studio to continue mixing  Dreamwalkers upcoming album “Music is the Ride.“ As we get near the end of this long journey, there is a tendency to wish that it was over already. However, we resisted that urge and put all our efforts into making the songs sound spectacular.

Tonight we finished three songs and they just sound great. We worked on two of Debbie Stern’s songs “something about that boy, and “and “Louisiana.” We also worked on my original song “Suggestion by Echo.” Patrick is such a wonderful sound arranger. It was a joy to watch him work. He could move the kick drum hone decibel down and free the vocals. His knowledge of how to create sound is remarkable. We are very blessed to have him working with us as executive producer and sound engineer. We could finish with all the mixing by the end of the week. Then Patrick will do the mastering and we are One album cover from done.

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker 

Dreamwalkers Play Open Mic at Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse  

Hey Dreamwalkers everywhere,

The band played at the open mic at Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse. The format is that you get three songs and we decided to do three covers: The Word by The Beatles; Wild Horses by the Rolling Stones; and Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd. Overall the songs went well and I was happy with our performance.

we are in a learning mode right now and sorry to play out is very healthy for us as a band. We obviously have a strong connection with each other and there is a beautiful flow of energy and music amongst us. Three songs doesn’t allow much of a warm-up but we dove into the deep end and had fun.

Tomorrow Debbie and I are going over to Patrick Russini’s Alpha Ear Studio to begin the final mixing of our album. Everything is sounding great and with our band starting to play out it’s a great time to be a Dreamwalker.

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker 

 

Dreamwalkers Open Mic: Stottlemyer's Smokehouse 

Hello to all those Dreamwalkers out there who wish to manifest a dream in real time.

Tomorrow evening, the band will venture out to Stottlemyer's Smokehouse to play at the open mic there on Tuesday evening (which technically is today). We had a great rehearsal tonight and we are ready. We don't know exactly when we will go on and we will be playing three songs and would welcome all of our friends coming out and hanging with us. The open mic starts at 6 and goes to 9, but we will be getting there early so we will likely be in the earlier part of the evening. Stottlemyer's is a cool place with terrific food and we are looking forward to playing there. 

Wednesday and Thursday, Debbie Stern, Patrick Russini and I will go into Alpha Ear Studio and knock out the final mixes on our album. Everything is coming together and we expect the next few months will be Dreamwalkers time.

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker





 

Dreamwalkers: Time to Play Out 

Hey all my Dreamwalkers out there,

Monday evening, we had a really wonderful rehearsal. Everything was tight and energetic. Still, practice is not the same as game time. So, drummer Daniel Polyak and I went out looking for a venue. The gig at the Cortez Bar N Grill was a nonstarter, but we did get to Stottlemeyer's to check out their open mic and it looked like a great place for us to start, so next Tuesday we will be doing a short set there. We will spotlight the strengths of our group, tight harmonies from Debbie Stern, great rhythm from Daniel and bass guitar player, Dave Ross, and the spectacular guitar of l'angelo mysteriouso, Tony Sheppard. If you'd like to join us, hang out a bit, the open mic starts at 6 and we don't really know when we will be on, but the place has great brisket and lots of other good things to eat and drink. We are definitely friendly and the sound is good. 

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

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