"A Dream is a story we tell to ourselves, about ourselves. A Dream is a letter sent from the soul to make us whole." ~From A Dreamer's Story by Dr Dreamwalker (Richard Schulman)
“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.”
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." ~Henry David Thoreau
Dreamwalkers is the manifestation of a dream by band founders, Dr Dreamwalker (Richard Schulman) and Jeff Hocker (The Wave). We write, record, and perform original music reflecting our experience of the transformational energies needed to survive these turbulent times.
Dr Dreamwalker (Richard Schulman) and Jeff Hocker (The Wave) began playing together years ago in local jams. Wanting to have expression of original material, they founded Dreamwalkers band in 2014. Jeff's wife, Lynn Hocker joined us along with flute player Keith Coker. Percussion was supplied by a digital drummer we lovingly called Jerome. Keith left the band in 2015. Lynn sang with us until August, 2017. Drummer Jeff Dillon replaced Jerome and joined Dreamwalkers in April, 2016. Lead Guitar player Tony Sheppard became a Dreamwalker in January, 2017. Pamela Clements and Culynn Murdock sat in as Celestial Singers in January, 2018, Pamela leaving the band in May 2018. Culynn continues to sing with us.
The songs are inspired by our increasing awareness of mortality, a wish for a higher perspective on life, a longing for love, and events in the world that have touched us all. The music is a blending of the path that each band member has taken and has multiple influences, but the sound has a signature all its own.
Dreaming Out Loud
Dreaming Out Loud refers to the idea that dreams are stories we tell ourselves about ourselves and our band will be singing them out loud. Each of our original songs is a short journey into the deeper reality we all walk through every day and night. Like an astronaut who brings back moon rocks for all of us to see, the songs go into the unseen world to retrieve ideas, truths, stories, conflicts and confusion regarding the puzzle of humanity. After all we are more human than anything else. Oddly, the uncanny reality is, when one ventures into the underground, it's a blast. We think of the unconscious as somber and serious, when, in truth, it's a wild party. I invite our Dreamwalkers Family (whisper in the ear. . . it's technically anyone human) to join with us and walk through a few dreams of our own, your own, and a few given to us by great songwriters we love.
Dreamwalkers Band is all about creation, emotional expression, and intellectual expansion. We have great fun in the creation of our tunes and we enjoy sending those vibrations out into the world. While we do play a lot of original material, we also love the music of others. When we play covers we do our best to make them our own.
Our songs are like shared dreams. Take a walk through some of our most sacred, enjoyable, difficult, fun, and wild musical dreams. You might find something for yourself.