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 588
all of the reasons Folk Oct 28, 2016 830
this too Folk Oct 25, 2016 308
got my own pace Folk Jun 3, 2016 669
Video: The Pauper and the Thief Music Videos Nov 18, 2014 651
Video of Sawdust Creek Music Videos Aug 25, 2014 966
Video: Up All Night Music Videos Aug 23, 2014 876
hey hey dragon Folk Feb 28, 2014 912
mistakes and all Folk Feb 27, 2014 609
hey to my lonely Folk Oct 22, 2013 578
a string from heaven (revisited) Folk Oct 11, 2013 620
dear elliot (revisited) Folk Sep 2, 2013 478
the pauper and the thief (revisited) Folk Aug 30, 2013 556
sawdust creek (revisited) Folk Aug 23, 2013 506
down, down, down Folk Jul 22, 2013 691
not on the agenda (choral version) Folk Jul 4, 2013 816
come back home (it's time) Folk Jul 1, 2013 959
it's time (to come back) Folk Jun 29, 2013 478
along the way Folk Jun 12, 2013 612
concrete and cars Folk Apr 26, 2013 662
icarus Folk Apr 17, 2013 638
the pauper and the thief Folk Apr 1, 2013 640
sawdust creek Folk Mar 12, 2013 836
tag lines Folk Feb 28, 2013 444
find the barrel Folk Feb 27, 2013 512
let the water prevail Folk Feb 27, 2013 745
tricks of mind Folk Feb 21, 2013 642
one more day Folk Feb 18, 2013 680
just a song Folk Jun 4, 2011 1090
cheshire hill Alternative Jun 2, 2011 742
in that moment Folk May 29, 2011 610
lost along the way Folk May 29, 2011 530
go, i'll follow Folk May 28, 2011 531
round 'bout now Folk May 26, 2011 557
what should happens Folk May 6, 2011 896
The Fossil Bed Video Music Videos Apr 14, 2011 1034
Ghost Mountain Video Music Videos Apr 14, 2011 861
circle of wings (a tribute to angels) Folk Jan 12, 2011 1256
december Folk Dec 22, 2010 855
the soldier Folk Dec 18, 2010 852
the fastest gun Folk Aug 25, 2010 928
a bitter tale (microcosmic war) Folk Aug 6, 2010 1423
fool heart Folk Aug 3, 2010 1118
the not-so-traditional (backwards) alphabet song Explicit Folk Jul 28, 2010 1289
a string from heaven Explicit Folk Jul 14, 2010 890
Cold Missouri Waters (James Keelaghan) Folk Jul 8, 2010 1215
remember Folk Jun 29, 2010 1070
a story of two Folk Jun 24, 2010 765
road to ruin Folk Jun 24, 2010 973
shine Folk Jun 24, 2010 1464
dear elliott Explicit Folk Jun 14, 2010 898
icompositions game show song Folk Jun 14, 2010 764
promises kept Folk Jun 6, 2010 804
the story of a day Folk Jun 6, 2010 598
driving song (improv) Folk May 19, 2010 650
got to go (improv) Folk May 14, 2010 667
pandora Folk May 8, 2010 736
ditty #1 Folk Feb 11, 2010 840
rose colored glasses Folk Jan 28, 2010 1167
cheshire moon Folk Jan 21, 2010 778
today Folk Jan 19, 2010 791
the only one Folk Jan 13, 2010 744
fire in the skies Folk Jan 12, 2010 941
let's fly Folk Jan 9, 2010 663
built to last Folk Jan 8, 2010 782
sadie (original) Folk Jan 7, 2010 913
famous now Folk Dec 30, 2009 781
So Long Suzanna by Martin Sexton Folk Dec 24, 2009 1063
fragile again Folk Dec 23, 2009 832
end of innocence Folk Dec 19, 2009 731
beer goggles Explicit Folk Dec 13, 2009 806
lost track (this old country song...) Folk Dec 12, 2009 903
cinderella ain't got nothin Folk Dec 12, 2009 1091
every Folk Dec 4, 2009 785
again Folk Nov 13, 2009 954
julia Folk Nov 12, 2009 871
ghost mountain Folk Oct 29, 2009 925
in the free box Folk Sep 14, 2009 825
julianna Folk Sep 3, 2009 665
fossil bed Folk Jul 11, 2009 734
what you mean to me Folk Apr 15, 2009 895
just where i go Folk Apr 14, 2009 830
breathe Folk Apr 7, 2009 866
where we going to Folk Dec 23, 2008 837
mary Folk Dec 22, 2008 1498
play it right Folk Dec 16, 2008 787
seasons change Folk Dec 4, 2008 889
not on the agenda Folk Nov 29, 2008 1289
sadie Folk Nov 8, 2008 889
halley Folk Oct 17, 2008 1063
today (tomorrow's waltz) Folk Oct 2, 2008 873
raini Folk Sep 20, 2008 1029
Medication by Damien Jurado Folk Sep 3, 2008 916
soft rains Folk Mar 9, 2008 1130
january rain Folk Jan 31, 2008 1457
lost track (this old country song) Folk Jan 30, 2008 1301
robert frost Folk Jan 23, 2008 1647
been there before (howling dog) Folk Jan 19, 2008 1587
sleeping time Folk Jan 16, 2008 1197
the echo of the sea Collab Folk Jan 14, 2008 1465
this i believe Folk Jan 11, 2008 1382
radio station - 108.1 Folk Jan 11, 2008 5285
tootsie roll Folk Jan 7, 2008 1217
sushi ninja Folk Jan 4, 2008 1609
go away, come again Folk Jan 2, 2008 1499
don't pass me by - v. 2 Folk Dec 31, 2007 935
december (don't pass me by) Folk Dec 22, 2007 1754
on the sea Folk Dec 19, 2007 1386
'bout the wind Folk Dec 17, 2007 1358
rain, rain Folk Dec 16, 2007 1208
already saved Folk Dec 9, 2007 2325

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
My Final Hours Alternative Feb 5, 2008 4454

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