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Dreamwalkers Back Together 

After a fairly long hiatus while people travelled during the summer, Dreamwalkers got back together for our first rehearsal in about a month. It was rusty going at first, but then we got into it and had fun singing and playing our own songs and covers we love. Bart Dellarmi on bass guitar and vocal harmonies adds a different flavor to the band and along with Debbie Stern is being integrated into our group. Tony Sheppard gets more brilliant every time I hear him play. Time moved quickly and here we are it's 10.30 and everyone is gone. 

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

Songs: Wandering In Neutral, The Redemption, Two Insomnias, You May Be The One, Only Love Is Real, Magical Mystery Tour, Right Down The Line, Something Bout That Boy, 

Dreamwalkers Road Trip 

Dreamwalkers took a road trip to the Hideaway café in Saint Petersburg to see our friend Shaun Hopper and his band the sun kings. They were just fantastic and well we enjoyed the music we also took notes about things that we want to improve in our own performances. Shaun is a world class guitarist and has worthy partners in Paul Matthew Quin, Jay Klein, and Chris Barbosa. Well they were terrific, but it also let us know that we are pretty good too and with some strong rehearsal we can get up to speed and give a great show.

 

Dreamwalkers Evolution 

Dreamwalkers continue to get together in pieces to explore new original songs and covers, while waiting for everyone to reconvene. Band life in the summer in Florida. Culynn Murdock, Tony Sheppard and I got together this evening and worked on a few covers, Gerry Rafferty's Right Down The Line, Steely Dan's Rikki Don't Lose That Number, both with Culynn taking the lead vocals were worked on. Culynn brought in a new song, Mad Hatter. I love working on her songs, as she is very inventive with lyrics and is open to molding the music as a team. We had a lot of fun massaging the music she started with and things began to come together. I brought my song, Everything Is Changing. Tony and I have fooled around with it a little in the past, but tonight we decided on a key (C) and started putting together an arrangement. We do enjoy playing together, truly like hanging out as a group.

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

Songs: Right Down The Line, Rikki Don't Lose That Number, Mad Hatter, Everything Is Changing

1969 again 50 years Later: Summer Sounds with Guitar Wizard, Tony Sheppard 

Hey Dreamwalkers Friends and Family,

Summertime, band life in Florida. . . people are coming and going, it's a bit difficult to get strong rehearsal time with the entire band, So, we've been getting together when we can with whomever is around and hopefully in a few weeks, everyone will be ready to dive in again. Today, I had the opportunity to spend several hours with Tony Sheppard, trying out a few guitars and working on different sounds for different songs. Tony' has been using a 12 string electric Fender with his other band, Big Night Out and is getting very acclimated to the different sound. The key guitars today were the 12 string Rickenbackers, favored by people like George Harrison, Roger McGuinn of the Byrds and Tom Petty. The Rics are a challenge because the neck is smaller than on a standard guitar, so it takes a bit of getting used to and a different technique to make them ring. . . and ring they do. The Rickenbacker chime is famous on songs from the Beatles, Byrds, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. We worked on using them for covers like "Boys of Summer," "Wooden Ships," and "Take It Easy." We also experimented with "Suite, Judy Blue Eyes," from Crosby, Stills, and Nash and the Youngbloods "Get Together.". These songs are enormous fun to play and people will love them. Tony is a genius not just at playing, but at squeezing incredible tones out of the instruments using pedals and effects on the amp. The sounds I heard were magic and I'm sure we're going to bring them out by the end of summer. Lots of harmonies, chimey, beautiful guitars, great rhythm and bass. Sounds like the 1969 again fifty years later. Dreamwalkers. . . the dream is manifesting.

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

 

Dreamwalkers Relaxed Summer Get Together  

Hello Dreamwalkers out there,

It's summer and people are traveling. Drummer Pat Russini and Singer Debbie Stern are out of town, so the remainder of our band met at Dreamwalker Studio to play and sing and have some fun. We played a number of covers and experimented with new songs and arrangements. Bart Dellarmi suggested we try Ode to Billy Joe (not ode to Billy Joel). Cullyn sang it fantastically, and I think we'll be playing it when we play out. Tony had some fun playing my Fender 12 string guitar and he was able to produce some pretty cool sounds from it. We even tried a couple of Who songs. I love playing and singing with these people. We have been invited to play at the "Pavement" Festival in November (used to be the Chalk Festival, maybe will still be), and will be setting up gigs in late July, early August.

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

Songs: The Seeker, Behind Blue Eyes, Ode to Billy Joe, She's Not There, Blackbird, You May Be The One, Moondance, Lucky Man, Right Down The Line, Boys of Summer, Steamroller Blues, Blackbird.

Dreamwalkers: New Material 

Dreamwalkers rehearsal brought in new original songs by Debbie Stern. She sang "Something 'Bout That Boy," and "Divorce Song". The band dug the songs and we will be working out arrangements as we move forward. We also worked on one of my original songs, "Two Insomnias," which the band had done in the past, but we put a new spin on it. The solos are going to be split between Tony and Debbie on keyboards. Bart Dellarmi on bass and Pat Russini on drums are really starting to synch together. Tony Sheppard is playing as well as I've ever heard him. We had fun and are looking to playing out in the next month or so. I love what's happening in our process.

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

Songs: Crazy Movie, Diamond Filled Bouquet, Only Love Is Real, Two Insomnias, Something 'Bout That Boy, Divorce Song, Boys of Summer, Ohio

Dreamwalkers Prep Time 

Hi Dreamwalkers Family and Friends,

We met for rehearsal in our new rehearsal space and had another great time. One thing is for sure, we really love playing with each other. Our bass guitar player, Bart Dellarmi, is becoming a prime energy in the band. Bart has a great ear, is a wonderful player, and a strong sense of who he is in his playing. I'm enjoying playing next to him and feeling the energy bounding back and forth. Tony Sheppard was playing out of his head tonight. I've rarely heard him better. Pat Russini brings youthful energy and fun into his drumming. We all love Pat. He's the glue for the band. Cullyn Murdock seemed relaxed and happy. Her cover of Comfortably Numb was just scintillating and we'll be playing that one when we perform. I'm having a great time with our originals and covers, as we are bringing forward a few new original songs. The band is starting to really reconstitute and gel. We plan to play our by mid July and will keep everyone posted.

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

Songs: Crazy Movie, Diamond Filled Bouquet, You May Be The One, Only Love Is Real, Machiavelli's Daughter, Dreamer's Story, Wandering In Neutral, Two Insomnias, Music Is The Ride, Third Stone From the Sun, Last Dance With Mary Jane, Comfortably Numb. 

Dreamwalkers Album Review. . .  

Marc Starke is a man whose opinion I respect, a person who is well versed in music, has high integrity, and calls it as he sees it. We have never met in person, so I did not know what to expect when I asked him to review our album, except honesty.

Dreamwalkers, with brilliant original music lead by co-founder, guitarist, writer Richard Schulman (Dr Dreamwalker) , with an equally immensely talented band consisting of co-founder Jeff Hocker, Tony Sheppard, Culynn Murdock, Debbie Stern and Pat Russini, puts out music that is beautifully inspiring and spiritually uplifting. The lyrics, vocals, harmonies, and instrumentation are what brings you there. The originality of the music still conveys reminders of David Gilmour, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Pete Townshend, and a few others who transcended the 1960's. With the Dreamwalkers, the music transcends the sound and message as better as ever in a time when it's needed more than ever! - Marc Starcke, Pembroke Pines, FL. 

Dreamwalkers 2.0 Rehearsal 

Hey Dreamwalkers. 

The band got together for a rehearsal Sunday afternoon. We found a great space and thank Don Stiber and Mary Beth Stiber for providing it. Bass Guitar player Bart Dellarmi, and Drummer, Patrick Russini, had their first rehearsal together. They were joined by Tony Sheppard, Culynn Murdock, and myself. We played a number of our originals and a few covers. It took a little while for us to knock the rust off, but by the end of our practice, things were gelling very strongly and we worked hard and had great fun, "Hard Fun."

We are happy to be playing again, and although we will miss Jeff Hocker, Bart is moving into the role with grace and skill. He's got a different vibe than Jeff, but the band seems to easily flow with him. 

Planning on playing out in about a month. Will keep everyone posted.

Peace,

Dr DreamwalkerSongs: Norwegian Wood, Crazy Movie, You May Be The One, Diamond Filled Bouquet, Wandering In Neutral, Machiavelli's Daughter, Dreamer’s Story, Only Love Is Real, Music Is The Ride, Secret Agent Man, Last Dance With Mary Jane, My My Hey Hey, Don't Let It Bring You Down

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