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Dreamwalkers Welcome Drummer Daniel Polyak 

Dreamwalkers Band is happy to announce the addition of drummer Daniel Polyak to our group. Daniel has played with nationally known luminaries such as Wanda Jackson and Wayne Cochrane, and is well known in the Sarasota area. He is a very accomplished drummer, but more importantly, he is a great guy who really got our vibe almost immediately. We love playing with him and feel very blessed he decided to join us.

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

Dreamwalkers: Magic Happened 

There are moments in life when you get a message showing you what could be, what is in the realm of possible, what can manifest. Tonight held one of those moments. Everyone has returned from their various travels and the band was together for the first time in about six weeks. Harmonizing, singing with Debbie Stern, Culynn Murdock, Bart Dellarmi and myself had magical moments. Put Tony Sheppard's gorgeous lead guitar and Debbie's keyboard and magic happened. Debbie introduced an original song to the band, "Good To See You, Gone." It is a song about divorce and was wonderful, funny, lyrical, stinging and musically engaging. We created a demo for the band to learn. It will be great to support Debbie's original material. Cullyn was in great form on Right Down The Line and my original Dreamer's Story. We sang Boys of Summer together and it was great fun. The band supported my original songs, Suggestion By Echo, Everything Is Changing and Two Insomnias. These all will be on our next album. Of course, playing the classic Youngblood's song "Get Together," was a thrill, with everyone singing beautiful harmonies on the stirring chorus, and Debbie, Culynn and I each taking one verse. We ended the evening going off the high dive by playing Judy Blue Eyes, and the potential of that song is fantastic. Who covers that? I really enjoy playing with these people. The vibe is very high.

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

Songs: Round and Round, Get Together, Right Down The Line, Boys of Summer, Dreamer's Story, Good To See You Gone, Suggestion By Echo, Everything Is Changing, Two Insomnias, Suite Judy Blue Eyes.

Cover Songs Are Fun To Play 

Dreamwalkers rehearsed Thursday evening, and we focused on cover songs. Singing with Culynn Murdock was a blast. She was really on her game this evening, and we worked up some fun covers to sing together. I'm hopeful she will take on more of the songs. Bart Dellarmi is taking more of a leadership role in crafting the sound, of which I am grateful. He hears things I don't and offers creative ideas about structuring the songs. Tony Sheppard, as always, is wonderful on lead guitar. So we had a lot of fun playing covers. The band was inspired by the recent film "Echo In the Canyon," about Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles during the mid to late 60s, and wants to incorporate that kind of vibe. I can feel the cohesiveness of our group growing. 

Sadly, Patrick Russini announced he is leaving the band. He's a very busy guy and did not have the time to devote to us. Too bad, we love him as a person, and have watched him develop musically over the time he has been with us. I'll be speaking with a potential replacement this weekend.

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

Songs: Rikki Don't Lose That Number, Right Down The Line, Boys of Summer, Secret Agent Man, Last Dance With Mary Jane, Harvest Moon, Don't Let It Bring You Down, Comfortably Numb, California Dreaming, Suggestion By Echo, Everything Is Changing.  


 

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

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