Vignettes / Words and Music

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Music

Vignettes / Words and Music

VIGNETTES Lyrics & Players   http://richardwaynedean.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/01-Fathers-Song.mp3 Father’s Song You made me. Breathed your spirit into me. Carried me and shielded me. Sacrificed and gave for me And worked it to the bone. You named me. Held me up and welcomed me. Promised me your legacy. Struggled and fought and prayed for me. How hard I’ve never known. Chorus: There was a time I had no use for you. Didn’t want to walk in your worn-out shoes. To follow in the tracks of my old man. Now I don’t think I can. And I blamed you. For all my dreams not...

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A Memory of Steve Fromholz

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in Music, Uncategorized

A Memory of Steve Fromholz

Buried deep in the frozen heart of a cold Colorado winter long ago, is a warm moment that will always occupy a treasured place in my memory. I have been thinking of the life and times of Steve Fromholz since the day I heard the news, and last night, lying awake listening to the snowplows go up and down Roxborough Drive removing the falling early spring snow, I decided to tell this story of another winter long ago in order to officially say goodbye. 1970. At least that is the year that John Cable and I think it was. It’ll do. It’s close enough. I drove up to Gold Hill high above...

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Reunion at Elmo’s Lab, Austin, Texas

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in Music

Reunion at Elmo’s Lab, Austin, Texas

In the process of making a new collection of recordings, I thought it would be interesting and nostalgic to share that process with some old friends in Austin, Texas (Buda, actually, about 15 miles south), a place where the youthful me attended university and spent three and half musically formative years. Through arrangements with John Inmon and Layton DePenning, we gathered for two days at Elmo’s Lab (the studio) to add overdubs to three of the tunes that will be included on the CD: All a Man Can Do, Horses, and Man in the Moon. Layton and I were in a band called Genesee in...

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John Hartford & the Great Southeast Music Hall

Posted by on Apr 18, 2012 in Music

John Hartford & the Great Southeast Music Hall

Visiting Atlanta last week put me in mind of the time I played Atlanta’s Great Southeast Music Hall with my duo, Timberline Rose, opening for the late, great, John Hartford. I understand that the venue is now defunct, but around the early 1970’s, it was a mainstay on the acoustic circuit and a desirable room to perform in. I don’t remember much about the shows we did there. I think we were booked for two nights with John and it was early springtime. What I do recall was that I had never been colder in my life, Wayzata, Minnesota, being a close second. And this from a...

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