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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

Dreamwalkers: Original Band, Original Music 

Hey Dreamwalkers Family. . . We had a great rehearsal today, made even more special by the inclusion of new terrific original songs. Culynn Murdock brought her "Wandering in Neutral" a very cool vibe reminiscent of Joni Mitchell's explorations into jazzy material. I loved it. Pam Clements taught us her original song, "Goodbye Forever," a great funky tune with a punch. According to my ears, she wrote a winner. The third original song is my "Suggestion By Echo," inspired by the writing of Indian mystic, Sri Aurobindo. Suggestion is psychospiritual Rock and Roll, ("Love, Love, Love"). Who said spirituality had to be serious? We continue to explore Jeff Hocker's two instrumental efforts, "Dolphin" and "Flow". Original songs from band members are very different stylistically, but all seem to fit together, because we dig each other's music and strongly support each other's creative efforts. Our band's motto is "Original Band, Original Music." We are having such great fun with the music and invite you to join us.

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

Dreamwalkers: Sunday Afternoon Rehearsal 

Good evening, Dreamwalkers Family. Dreamwalkers band had a terrific rehearsal on Sunday afternoon. I was impressed with our Celestial Singers, Pam Clements and Culynn Murdoch, who are crafting beautiful vocals for our original songs. Pam is singing lead on So Many Stars, written by me, and Culynn is singing on You May Be The One, written by Tony Sheppard and myself. We also worked on arrangements for cover songs, Rikki Don't Lose That Number, and Can't Find My Way Home. I'm sure people will enjoy our versions of these great songs. We are working on harmonies for many of our songs because they sound great and are so much fun to sing. Jeff Hocker's Dolphin is being reworked with me on rhythm guitar to help create space for Jeff's bass solo and Tony's lead guitar. Jeff Dillon, the heartbeat of the band, is the band member we all rely upon for the foundation of our sound. Kudos to JD. We are ready to play out again, and are actively looking for places to play. Hope we will see you soon.

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

Dreams Manifesting In the Material World 

Dreamwalkers Band is making it's way manifesting my dream into the material world. Here are the ingredients. . . 

1. The Rhythm Section: The two Jeff's, Jeff Dillon and Jeff Hocker have an uncanny simpatico, an intuitive feel for each other, giving us a powerful foundation

2. The lead guitar: Tony Sheppard's leads are as brilliant as they are heartfelt. Dreamwalkers is his coming out party.

3. Celestial Singers: Pam Clements and Culynn Murdoch provide the voices for three part harmonies which are uncanny sweet and hypnotic

4. Strong Original Material: My songs speak many psychological truths, and are catchy tunes. New songs from Jeff, Tony, Culynn, and Pam are being unveiled. 

Dreamwalkers. . . I'm proud to say I'm in this band

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

Dreamwalking Forward 

Dreamwalkers had a very productive rehearsal Sunday afternoon. We are working on both new original songs and interesting cover material reflecting our foundation in many different musical genres. Our Celestial Singers were actively making their mark on our band's setlist and performance. Pam Clements took the lead on the Steely Dan song, "Rikki Don't Lose That Number," and for a first time out, the song sounded great. She also organized an arrangement of my original song, "So Many Stars," which was very sweet. Culynn Murdoch took the lead vocal on "You May Be The One," written by me in collaboration with Tony Sheppard. She did a great job and honored our song beautifully. To have a little 60s fun, the band played one of my faves "Secret Agent Man."  We ended the rehearsal by going through Jeff Hocker's song "Flow," which combines a jazzy hook with a funky jam. This song is lots of fun to play as Tony Sheppard let loose his inner Hendrix and really blasted notes to the heavens. As always, Drummer Jeff Dillon was terrific, keeping us on track, and making many astute suggestions to help manifest the final product. After some experimentation, I'm relatively sure I'll be playing a Fender Stratocaster for our live shows. Playing it today reminded me of why so many great players use that particular instrument. It's light and versatile and sounds great. All in all,  I was thrilled to be part of our creative process. The hours seemed like minutes. I am incredibly proud of my bandmates and grateful for the energies each is putting into our band. We are improving in leaps and bounds. 

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

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