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 476
all of the reasons Folk Oct 28, 2016 791
this too Folk Oct 25, 2016 292
got my own pace Folk Jun 3, 2016 642
Video: The Pauper and the Thief Music Videos Nov 18, 2014 635
Video of Sawdust Creek Music Videos Aug 25, 2014 942
Video: Up All Night Music Videos Aug 23, 2014 840
hey hey dragon Folk Feb 28, 2014 903
mistakes and all Folk Feb 27, 2014 592
hey to my lonely Folk Oct 22, 2013 560
a string from heaven (revisited) Folk Oct 11, 2013 594
dear elliot (revisited) Folk Sep 2, 2013 471
the pauper and the thief (revisited) Folk Aug 30, 2013 543
sawdust creek (revisited) Folk Aug 23, 2013 497
down, down, down Folk Jul 22, 2013 652
not on the agenda (choral version) Folk Jul 4, 2013 783
come back home (it's time) Folk Jul 1, 2013 949
it's time (to come back) Folk Jun 29, 2013 472
along the way Folk Jun 12, 2013 593
concrete and cars Folk Apr 26, 2013 640
icarus Folk Apr 17, 2013 631
the pauper and the thief Folk Apr 1, 2013 631
sawdust creek Folk Mar 12, 2013 810
tag lines Folk Feb 28, 2013 429
find the barrel Folk Feb 27, 2013 500
let the water prevail Folk Feb 27, 2013 729
tricks of mind Folk Feb 21, 2013 578
one more day Folk Feb 18, 2013 660
just a song Folk Jun 4, 2011 1070
cheshire hill Alternative Jun 2, 2011 719
in that moment Folk May 29, 2011 591
lost along the way Folk May 29, 2011 511
go, i'll follow Folk May 28, 2011 517
round 'bout now Folk May 26, 2011 544
what should happens Folk May 6, 2011 853
The Fossil Bed Video Music Videos Apr 14, 2011 939
Ghost Mountain Video Music Videos Apr 14, 2011 845
circle of wings (a tribute to angels) Folk Jan 12, 2011 1241
december Folk Dec 22, 2010 833
the soldier Folk Dec 18, 2010 834
the fastest gun Folk Aug 25, 2010 899
a bitter tale (microcosmic war) Folk Aug 6, 2010 1387
fool heart Folk Aug 3, 2010 1083
the not-so-traditional (backwards) alphabet song Explicit Folk Jul 28, 2010 1273
a string from heaven Explicit Folk Jul 14, 2010 866
Cold Missouri Waters (James Keelaghan) Folk Jul 8, 2010 1198
remember Folk Jun 29, 2010 1056
a story of two Folk Jun 24, 2010 749
road to ruin Folk Jun 24, 2010 951
shine Folk Jun 24, 2010 1457
dear elliott Explicit Folk Jun 14, 2010 870
icompositions game show song Folk Jun 14, 2010 751
promises kept Folk Jun 6, 2010 777
the story of a day Folk Jun 6, 2010 583
driving song (improv) Folk May 19, 2010 642
got to go (improv) Folk May 14, 2010 656
pandora Folk May 8, 2010 717
ditty #1 Folk Feb 11, 2010 832
rose colored glasses Folk Jan 28, 2010 1143
cheshire moon Folk Jan 21, 2010 771
today Folk Jan 19, 2010 784
the only one Folk Jan 13, 2010 735
fire in the skies Folk Jan 12, 2010 924
let's fly Folk Jan 9, 2010 654
built to last Folk Jan 8, 2010 767
sadie (original) Folk Jan 7, 2010 898
famous now Folk Dec 30, 2009 776
So Long Suzanna by Martin Sexton Folk Dec 24, 2009 1054
fragile again Folk Dec 23, 2009 814
end of innocence Folk Dec 19, 2009 725
beer goggles Explicit Folk Dec 13, 2009 793
lost track (this old country song...) Folk Dec 12, 2009 891
cinderella ain't got nothin Folk Dec 12, 2009 1075
every Folk Dec 4, 2009 777
again Folk Nov 13, 2009 945
julia Folk Nov 12, 2009 860
ghost mountain Folk Oct 29, 2009 912
in the free box Folk Sep 14, 2009 815
julianna Folk Sep 3, 2009 654
fossil bed Folk Jul 11, 2009 722
what you mean to me Folk Apr 15, 2009 885
just where i go Folk Apr 14, 2009 817
breathe Folk Apr 7, 2009 852
where we going to Folk Dec 23, 2008 828
mary Folk Dec 22, 2008 1484
play it right Folk Dec 16, 2008 772
seasons change Folk Dec 4, 2008 881
not on the agenda Folk Nov 29, 2008 1269
sadie Folk Nov 8, 2008 878
halley Folk Oct 17, 2008 1057
today (tomorrow's waltz) Folk Oct 2, 2008 861
raini Folk Sep 20, 2008 1022
Medication by Damien Jurado Folk Sep 3, 2008 905
soft rains Folk Mar 9, 2008 1104
january rain Folk Jan 31, 2008 1452
lost track (this old country song) Folk Jan 30, 2008 1289
robert frost Folk Jan 23, 2008 1627
been there before (howling dog) Folk Jan 19, 2008 1578
sleeping time Folk Jan 16, 2008 1182
the echo of the sea Collab Folk Jan 14, 2008 1446
this i believe Folk Jan 11, 2008 1370
radio station - 108.1 Folk Jan 11, 2008 5242
tootsie roll Folk Jan 7, 2008 1210
sushi ninja Folk Jan 4, 2008 1578
go away, come again Folk Jan 2, 2008 1440
don't pass me by - v. 2 Folk Dec 31, 2007 922
december (don't pass me by) Folk Dec 22, 2007 1741
on the sea Folk Dec 19, 2007 1373
'bout the wind Folk Dec 17, 2007 1335
rain, rain Folk Dec 16, 2007 1195
already saved Folk Dec 9, 2007 2297

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