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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 728
all of the reasons Folk Oct 29, 2016 874
this too Folk Oct 25, 2016 347
got my own pace Folk Jun 3, 2016 700
Video: The Pauper and the Thief Music Videos Nov 18, 2014 669
Video of Sawdust Creek Music Videos Aug 26, 2014 986
Video: Up All Night Music Videos Aug 23, 2014 895
hey hey dragon Folk Feb 28, 2014 938
mistakes and all Folk Feb 27, 2014 637
hey to my lonely Folk Oct 23, 2013 644
a string from heaven (revisited) Folk Oct 12, 2013 673
dear elliot (revisited) Folk Sep 3, 2013 495
the pauper and the thief (revisited) Folk Aug 30, 2013 575
sawdust creek (revisited) Folk Aug 23, 2013 526
down, down, down Folk Jul 22, 2013 745
not on the agenda (choral version) Folk Jul 4, 2013 854
come back home (it's time) Folk Jul 1, 2013 977
it's time (to come back) Folk Jun 29, 2013 501
along the way Folk Jun 12, 2013 631
concrete and cars Folk Apr 26, 2013 699
icarus Folk Apr 17, 2013 656
the pauper and the thief Folk Apr 2, 2013 667
sawdust creek Folk Mar 12, 2013 858
tag lines Folk Feb 28, 2013 458
find the barrel Folk Feb 27, 2013 517
let the water prevail Folk Feb 27, 2013 773
tricks of mind Folk Feb 21, 2013 675
one more day Folk Feb 18, 2013 706
just a song Folk Jun 4, 2011 1141
cheshire hill Alternative Jun 2, 2011 756
in that moment Folk May 29, 2011 629
lost along the way Folk May 29, 2011 552
go, i'll follow Folk May 28, 2011 557
round 'bout now Folk May 26, 2011 579
what should happens Folk May 6, 2011 928
The Fossil Bed Video Music Videos Apr 14, 2011 1064
Ghost Mountain Video Music Videos Apr 14, 2011 885
circle of wings (a tribute to angels) Folk Jan 12, 2011 1277
december Folk Dec 22, 2010 874
the soldier Folk Dec 18, 2010 882
the fastest gun Folk Aug 25, 2010 954
a bitter tale (microcosmic war) Folk Aug 6, 2010 1443
fool heart Folk Aug 3, 2010 1156
the not-so-traditional (backwards) alphabet song Explicit Folk Jul 28, 2010 1311
a string from heaven Explicit Folk Jul 14, 2010 915
Cold Missouri Waters (James Keelaghan) Folk Jul 8, 2010 1232
remember Folk Jun 29, 2010 1101
a story of two Folk Jun 24, 2010 799
road to ruin Folk Jun 24, 2010 1002
shine Folk Jun 24, 2010 1484
dear elliott Explicit Folk Jun 14, 2010 905
icompositions game show song Folk Jun 14, 2010 780
promises kept Folk Jun 6, 2010 832
the story of a day Folk Jun 6, 2010 612
driving song (improv) Folk May 19, 2010 669
got to go (improv) Folk May 14, 2010 677
pandora Folk May 8, 2010 760
ditty #1 Folk Feb 11, 2010 858
rose colored glasses Folk Jan 28, 2010 1197
cheshire moon Folk Jan 21, 2010 806
today Folk Jan 19, 2010 812
the only one Folk Jan 13, 2010 751
fire in the skies Folk Jan 12, 2010 971
let's fly Folk Jan 9, 2010 681
built to last Folk Jan 8, 2010 804
sadie (original) Folk Jan 7, 2010 931
famous now Folk Dec 31, 2009 803
So Long Suzanna by Martin Sexton Folk Dec 24, 2009 1082
fragile again Folk Dec 23, 2009 842
end of innocence Folk Dec 19, 2009 748
beer goggles Explicit Folk Dec 13, 2009 833
lost track (this old country song...) Folk Dec 12, 2009 924
cinderella ain't got nothin Folk Dec 12, 2009 1114
every Folk Dec 4, 2009 801
again Folk Nov 13, 2009 974
julia Folk Nov 12, 2009 894
ghost mountain Folk Oct 29, 2009 946
in the free box Folk Sep 15, 2009 836
julianna Folk Sep 3, 2009 689
fossil bed Folk Jul 11, 2009 748
what you mean to me Folk Apr 15, 2009 923
just where i go Folk Apr 15, 2009 860
breathe Folk Apr 7, 2009 905
where we going to Folk Dec 23, 2008 863
mary Folk Dec 22, 2008 1517
play it right Folk Dec 17, 2008 802
seasons change Folk Dec 5, 2008 904
not on the agenda Folk Nov 30, 2008 1315
sadie Folk Nov 8, 2008 918
halley Folk Oct 18, 2008 1075
today (tomorrow's waltz) Folk Oct 3, 2008 888
raini Folk Sep 21, 2008 1049
Medication by Damien Jurado Folk Sep 4, 2008 934
soft rains Folk Mar 9, 2008 1155
january rain Folk Jan 31, 2008 1481
lost track (this old country song) Folk Jan 30, 2008 1340
robert frost Folk Jan 24, 2008 1672
been there before (howling dog) Folk Jan 19, 2008 1635
sleeping time Folk Jan 16, 2008 1212
the echo of the sea Collab Folk Jan 15, 2008 1505
this i believe Folk Jan 12, 2008 1398
radio station - 108.1 Folk Jan 11, 2008 5335
tootsie roll Folk Jan 8, 2008 1229
sushi ninja Folk Jan 5, 2008 1705
go away, come again Folk Jan 3, 2008 1517
don't pass me by - v. 2 Folk Jan 1, 2008 954
december (don't pass me by) Folk Dec 23, 2007 1766
on the sea Folk Dec 20, 2007 1418
'bout the wind Folk Dec 18, 2007 1376
rain, rain Folk Dec 16, 2007 1232
already saved Folk Dec 10, 2007 2374

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
My Final Hours Alternative Feb 5, 2008 4565

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Middle Ground Vixen Folk 3589
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After Awhile In A Junk Pile ZipZipper Other 769
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He almost looks like you (cover) randolf [+1] Other 1552
Amazed Deebeesea [+1] Classical 1643
Looky Lu v2 Mungo Rock 805
Jack Rabbit longshot Funk 1029
What Have You Done? ZipZipper Alternative 701
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Waiting To Work longshot Alternative 1118
Grown in Different Ways BlendWellMusic Alternative 525
Some of my best friends macoconuts Blues 1549
Ship to Shore NickBoyd70 Folk 398
Bearded Fox August_Oster Folk 951
Starry Way Narananda Ambient 737
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Good The Bad And The Ugly/Hang Em High mikebms Rock 984
gladulied sagarkapoor9990 Ambient 411
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Strange AaronTodd Funk 836
Chans brnPetra [+2] Pop 1637
Help Me mikebms Rock 721
The Future In Front Of You ZipZipper Other 749
Wings hywel Pop 824
Bear Stew (rough draft downloadable) August_Oster Folk 967
Rally Round The Flag 8MonthMalfunction [+14] Folk 2236
Little Black Book Omatoic Rock 571
Go Ahead & Run (Radio Edit) Axelbreeze [+1] Dance 1604
Everything Will Pass AnangaRanga [+2] Folk 2069
Romeo And Juliet Musicist R&B 889
Things You Do [Music Video] vidooch Music Videos 973
On The Radio ft. Wizdom JazenBlunts Hip Hop/Rap 912
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Beatbox Odyssey Homebrand A Cappella 1073
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