Two Fridays at Sabrosa
Two Fridays at Sabrosa. . . Dreamwalkers played twice on Fridays in February, and we are growing and progressing. We added Celestial Singers, Pam Clements and Culynn Murdoch, and the harmonies are heavenly. The band has tightened considerably, the arrangements are coming together, in many ways, the band is jelling. There is a simpatico among us that only experience can foster. Next we go back to rehearsal to expand our setlist, and give Pam and Culynn some featured songs. What a great time to be a Dreamwalker.
Dreamwalkers Play Sabrosa
Dreamwalkers Band played Thursday night at Sabrosa. It was a great experience for our group. A highlight for me were hearing original songs from Jeff Hocker, "Dolphin" and Tony Sheppard, Road Song. It was great to hear this new material played live. Jeff Dillon's drumming on 'Two Insomnias" was stellar. I loved singing my original songs, especially The Redemption, No Footprints in the Snow, and Machiavelli's Daughter. We had wonderful contributions from keyboard wizard Ethan James Alexander and harmonies from Pamela Clements. Playing and singing Tom Petty's Last Dance With Mary Jane was such a hoot. I love hearing Tony Sheppard's guitar solos. All in all, a sweet evening. Thanks to Shannon Lugannani for providing such a great place to play and I thank all my friends who came out to support the band.
First Gigs For 2018
Dreamwalkers first gigs for 2018 are scheduled. We will be playing at Sabrosa, 711 Osprey Ave. in Sarasota, January 4 and 18, 2018, 8 PM to 11 PM.
Shaping New Songs. . .
Dreamwalkers Band's rehearsal, Sunday evening, brought in a fresh voice and new musical ears, as we were joined by our friend, Joni Adno. Joni sat in with the band, sharing her gorgeous voice, keyboard skill, and musical ideas. The process of bringing someone new to an established group can be difficult, however, once we overcame the initial jitters, it was very productive and a lot of fun. Dreamwalkers Band is a very flexible and open group, incorporating new ideas fluidly and rapidly. The band played some of our original songs and covers, but also played some songs emerging from the new energy. The rhythm section, Jeff Dillon on drums and Jeff Hocker on bass provided a solid and creative foundation for the songs. Joni and Tony Sheppard have been in several different bands together and already have a simpatico in their playing. Joni suggested some key changes to fit my voice, which I thought were very positive and we tried out a few new arrangements for songs. Changes are certainly in store for us, as I brought out my Rickenbacker 12 string guitar, to add a rock and roll element to some of the songs. This is an exciting time to be a Dreamwalker.
Check out some photos of the Dreamwalkers when they were young and musical.
Music Videos Added
Two music videos have been added to our video section. 12 Years Later was filmed and produced by Daniel Schulman of Schulman Media. A Dreamer's Story is more of a home grown effort, done on iMovie, by Dr Dreamwalker.
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Video Page is Up
Dreamwalkers to Play at Porchfest
Porchfest: Arlington Park
Tom Petty, (1950-2017) RIP
Dreamwalkers will be playing at a community gathering called "Porchfest" celebrating local bands, to take place at homes, literally porches, near Arlington Park in Sarasota