Biography

Where do you start on something like this? It started in Fairbanks, Alaska when a professor brought in his mandolin and played for us. It was entrancing, and then he said, "A stringed instrument is the best thing you will ever do for your life." It was almost viral in essence, and hung in my heart and soul until I moved down to Bellingham, Washington.

There, I met Dave McGraw, a drummer and strummer, who loaned me my first guitar...

So that is how it started. Then I basically holed up for many years and taught myself to play by writing overly simplistic songs...which is not much less than I currently do.

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As for purpose, I guess I need to say that writing music is basically my release. Like some people like to disappear in a book or story, I find that zone when writing.

I used to get asked who I write for, and the reality is that I am pretty much a failed poet who writes to tell other people's stories or to expose some insight in the system we live in. Who knows really. Song to song, I guess.

That said, I record on various systems...

But it works.

So people know, most releases are one-time sessions that have different feelings based on the mood I am in. I record almost exclusively this way:

Lay down a guitar track. Keep one take.

Lay down a vocal track. Keep one take (I lose the "feel" if I break it into pieces).

Add harmonies. If I have time or energy.

That is it.

For now, I keep it the way it is...and that IS just the way it is.

Peace all,

gdc

Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
without any lines Folk Sep 29, 2017 315
all of the reasons Folk Oct 28, 2016 731
this too Folk Oct 25, 2016 271
got my own pace Folk Jun 3, 2016 596
Video: The Pauper and the Thief Music Videos Nov 18, 2014 618
Video of Sawdust Creek Music Videos Aug 25, 2014 922
Video: Up All Night Music Videos Aug 23, 2014 811
hey hey dragon Folk Feb 28, 2014 882
mistakes and all Folk Feb 27, 2014 558
hey to my lonely Folk Oct 22, 2013 528
a string from heaven (revisited) Folk Oct 11, 2013 558
dear elliot (revisited) Folk Sep 2, 2013 447
the pauper and the thief (revisited) Folk Aug 30, 2013 516
sawdust creek (revisited) Folk Aug 23, 2013 475
down, down, down Folk Jul 22, 2013 612
not on the agenda (choral version) Folk Jul 4, 2013 739
come back home (it's time) Folk Jul 1, 2013 928
it's time (to come back) Folk Jun 29, 2013 463
along the way Folk Jun 12, 2013 556
concrete and cars Folk Apr 26, 2013 616
icarus Folk Apr 17, 2013 622
the pauper and the thief Folk Apr 1, 2013 613
sawdust creek Folk Mar 12, 2013 780
tag lines Folk Feb 28, 2013 402
find the barrel Folk Feb 27, 2013 485
let the water prevail Folk Feb 27, 2013 705
tricks of mind Folk Feb 21, 2013 529
one more day Folk Feb 18, 2013 618
just a song Folk Jun 4, 2011 1001
cheshire hill Alternative Jun 2, 2011 677
in that moment Folk May 29, 2011 559
lost along the way Folk May 29, 2011 478
go, i'll follow Folk May 28, 2011 481
round 'bout now Folk May 26, 2011 519
what should happens Folk May 6, 2011 791
The Fossil Bed Video Music Videos Apr 14, 2011 818
Ghost Mountain Video Music Videos Apr 14, 2011 834
circle of wings (a tribute to angels) Folk Jan 12, 2011 1203
december Folk Dec 22, 2010 788
the soldier Folk Dec 18, 2010 798
the fastest gun Folk Aug 25, 2010 861
a bitter tale (microcosmic war) Folk Aug 6, 2010 1306
fool heart Folk Aug 3, 2010 1007
the not-so-traditional (backwards) alphabet song Explicit Folk Jul 28, 2010 1243
a string from heaven Explicit Folk Jul 14, 2010 826
Cold Missouri Waters (James Keelaghan) Folk Jul 8, 2010 1163
remember Folk Jun 29, 2010 1030
a story of two Folk Jun 24, 2010 716
road to ruin Folk Jun 24, 2010 905
shine Folk Jun 24, 2010 1440
dear elliott Explicit Folk Jun 14, 2010 845
icompositions game show song Folk Jun 14, 2010 736
promises kept Folk Jun 6, 2010 739
the story of a day Folk Jun 6, 2010 562
driving song (improv) Folk May 19, 2010 623
got to go (improv) Folk May 14, 2010 637
pandora Folk May 8, 2010 692
ditty #1 Folk Feb 11, 2010 801
rose colored glasses Folk Jan 28, 2010 1090
cheshire moon Folk Jan 21, 2010 751
today Folk Jan 19, 2010 759
the only one Folk Jan 13, 2010 717
fire in the skies Folk Jan 12, 2010 899
let's fly Folk Jan 9, 2010 631
built to last Folk Jan 8, 2010 745
sadie (original) Folk Jan 7, 2010 874
famous now Folk Dec 30, 2009 760
So Long Suzanna by Martin Sexton Folk Dec 24, 2009 1038
fragile again Folk Dec 23, 2009 783
end of innocence Folk Dec 19, 2009 709
beer goggles Explicit Folk Dec 13, 2009 774
lost track (this old country song...) Folk Dec 12, 2009 870
cinderella ain't got nothin Folk Dec 12, 2009 1053
every Folk Dec 4, 2009 751
again Folk Nov 13, 2009 925
julia Folk Nov 12, 2009 836
ghost mountain Folk Oct 29, 2009 886
in the free box Folk Sep 14, 2009 786
julianna Folk Sep 3, 2009 629
fossil bed Folk Jul 11, 2009 704
what you mean to me Folk Apr 15, 2009 866
just where i go Folk Apr 14, 2009 795
breathe Folk Apr 7, 2009 828
where we going to Folk Dec 23, 2008 811
mary Folk Dec 22, 2008 1439
play it right Folk Dec 16, 2008 754
seasons change Folk Dec 4, 2008 863
not on the agenda Folk Nov 29, 2008 1228
sadie Folk Nov 8, 2008 856
halley Folk Oct 17, 2008 1039
today (tomorrow's waltz) Folk Oct 2, 2008 842
raini Folk Sep 20, 2008 999
Medication by Damien Jurado Folk Sep 3, 2008 881
soft rains Folk Mar 9, 2008 1071
january rain Folk Jan 31, 2008 1439
lost track (this old country song) Folk Jan 30, 2008 1256
robert frost Folk Jan 23, 2008 1595
been there before (howling dog) Folk Jan 19, 2008 1547
sleeping time Folk Jan 16, 2008 1157
the echo of the sea Collab Folk Jan 14, 2008 1408
this i believe Folk Jan 11, 2008 1333
radio station - 108.1 Folk Jan 11, 2008 5186
tootsie roll Folk Jan 7, 2008 1184
sushi ninja Folk Jan 4, 2008 1535
go away, come again Folk Jan 2, 2008 1403
don't pass me by - v. 2 Folk Dec 31, 2007 901
december (don't pass me by) Folk Dec 22, 2007 1715
on the sea Folk Dec 19, 2007 1338
'bout the wind Folk Dec 17, 2007 1288
rain, rain Folk Dec 16, 2007 1169
already saved Folk Dec 9, 2007 2221

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