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