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New CD is in production

Posted: August 30, 2018

Copies of See What Time Has Done should be waiting for me in early October when I get back from a monster trip to Europe. Taken from my five previous albums the final track list is: The Wasted Years and When All Else Fails, from the album Raised In Vain. See What Time Has Done […]

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.

Middle Ground revisited

Posted: July 5, 2018

In 2013 I held up release of my album JanuaryRising because I’d written a new song. Of course it could have waited for the next recording but this song felt urgent. The strange thing is, as we approach probably the most important mid-term elections we have ever had, it feels even more urgent in our […]

Now available: any album on a USB stick.

Posted: June 26, 2018

Want the album experience but not the CD? Any one of my albums is now available on a custom thumb drive. But it’s not  just the usual MP3 files. For the same price as the CD you’ll get every song in two formats – CD quality WAV files as well as MP3 files. If, like […]

Santa Fe, a few years back

Posted: June 8, 2018

I hope to be working again with my dear friend Peter Farrell very soon. Here’s him and me performing at the Iconik Coffee House in Santa Fe, NM. SOMETHING YOU WANT

In memory of Anthony Bourdain

Posted: June 8, 2018

It seemed a little strange that I should complete these words on the day we learned of Anthony’s hard-to-comprehend suicide. They are not about him in any way. But I couldn’t help thinking that the title and repeated line had something to do with the place where suicide is not only contemplated but sometimes made […]

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