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Another New York loss.

Posted: December 12, 2018

Some of my happiest times were on stage at The Cornelia Street Cafe. After rebooting my musical life after a 25 year pause I performed at The Bitter End on Bleeker Street in Greenwich Village, New York, supported by my dear friend Craig Snyder and encouraged by my other dear friend Peter Farrell whose band […]

Deep into his fiery heart…

Posted: December 9, 2018

Incredible that this was recorded during a sound check. This is great musicians playing for the pure joy of it. No “one, two…check, check…one, two” for Leonard Cohen.

38 Years Ago Today…

Posted: December 8, 2018

We lost John Lennon in 1980. On that day I wrote these words. It would not be until 2005 that they would become a song. I tried extending them into a more conventional, longer song but I had said all I needed to say. And so “John” became a short closing tribute on my album […]

A new poem

Posted: November 24, 2018

SELF PORTRAIT   The self portrait I would draw Would not look like me Drawing what I feel Not what others see   This life is not a mirror Or a photograph Both are in reverse Life’s forged autograph    ©2018 Dave Tutin

Crazy – but what a sound!

Posted: November 3, 2018

For some time now I have being trying to sell the equipment from my studio. I was hoping to keep it all together and sell it as a plug and play small studio but no such buyer presented themselves. So I was getting ready to break it up into its component parts and sell it […]

Well, that’s my excuse…

Posted: August 24, 2018

Córdoba, España

Posted: August 21, 2018

Don’t ask me how I pulled this off in camera, with no photoshop or other trickery. Just luck, I guess.

On dreams…

Posted: August 18, 2018

Every one of my regrets  is waiting where I sleep A trove of childish nightmares waiting in the deep Once is not enough it seems The sleeping heart relives And wrapped in gentle darkness takes back what it gives   ©2018 Dave Tutin / openDmusic

Probably not a best of…certainly not a greatest hits…

Posted: August 11, 2018

I asked several close musician friends to draw up a list of songs I should put on a possible compilation disc. They all responded. And they all gave me a totally different list. The odd song appeared on more than one, true, but they were generally different in very interesting and understandable ways. The lists […]

More than just words.

Posted: July 31, 2018

It never hit me before. Not quite as powerfully as a couple of days ago. There is a downside to writing the kind of songs I write. I just started recording again after quite a long break. Having given up my own studio when I moved from Santa Fe to Portland, I went from singing […]

Crawling into the semi-finals

Posted: July 10, 2018

I just learned that my song Crawling Blues, from my latest CD – Arcana, has been selected as a semi-finalist in the Unsigned Only song competition based in Nashville. Still a long way to go – over 6000 entries have been cut to 800 – but happy to be there among all the younger songwriters! […]

Where it all began

Posted: July 6, 2018

Yeah, that’s me to the right of the drummer. Playing bass back in England. I was 16 maybe 17, I think. A long time ago.

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