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A song gets finished after many years

Posted: April 1, 2015

Sometimes a song arrives complete, it gets written in one sitting often with music coming at the same time. But sometimes an idea seems to take forever to take shape. Some get abandoned but others stick around. They seem to know they will be finished one day and will not let the writer give up […]

The songs of THE STORY OF IT ALL

Posted: March 29, 2015

#6 THE WAY OF THE ROAD (FOR BOB DYLAN) I’ve said that THE STORY OF IT ALL was four years in the making. While it was not the first song Jacy Oliver and I started work on, this one was the first to be finished. We released it as a single back in 2013. But […]

The songs of THE STORY OF IT ALL

Posted: March 14, 2015

#5 FLYING TIME I worked for major advertising agencies for many years. Most of what I have today…or I should say most of what I had, since I seem to have spent it all, I owe to that industry. That said, it was always a love-hate relationship. I loved the work, I loved the creative […]

In Broken Sleep makes semi-finals

Posted: March 5, 2015

In Broken Sleep was just listed as a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC). It is recognized in the Americana category, the same category in which this song won The New Mexico Music Awards last year. Thanks again to the great players who made this recording possible: Peter Farrell (who also co-produced), Tom Hampton, […]

The songs of THE STORY OF IT ALL

Posted: March 1, 2015

#4 NIGHT CIRCUS (YOU’RE NOT HERE) There comes a time in the lives of many men and women when the job they do requires international travel. It’s a weird thing. On one level it makes you feel important. Someone else is paying for the trip, often allowing you to travel Business Class or even First. […]

The Songs of THE STORY OF IT ALL

Posted: February 24, 2015

#3 DROWNING IN THE SILENCE It goes without saying (to anyone who has heard this song already) that this is one of the two hardest songs on the album for me to write about. Too personal. I even wondered on several occasions during the making of THE STORY OF IT ALL whether I should include […]

The songs of THE STORY OF IT ALL

Posted: February 3, 2015

#2 THE STORY OF IT ALL Maybe it’s just me…but I doubt it. I have always felt as if there were two people sharing this body. One is the child I was and the other is the man I became. Even the word became is a little wrong. Because I have always felt that the […]

THE STORY OF IT ALL – TOLD TWICE

Posted: January 19, 2015

FREE MUSIC  –  FREE MUSIC  –  FREE MUSIC  –  FREE MUSIC The next 50 people to buy my new CD, THE STORY OF IT ALL, from this site will not only get the disc as ordered it will also come with a free download card. This card will allow the purchaser or whomever they give […]

The songs of THE STORY OF IT ALL

Posted: January 9, 2015

#1: IF THE BLUES EVER ENDS Many musicians from unknowns like me to guys like Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan have been greatly influenced by the music we call the blues. I think it’s because the blues is life set to music. Simple music. There’s a magic about a 12 bar. It says what it […]

Cool Ts cheap!

Posted: January 8, 2015

Click on “the store” and then “the merch” above – the really cool JanuaryRising t-shirts have been reduced from $25 to $15. Pick one up when you get the new album THE STORY OF IT ALL. Only a few left..several XL but only a couple of L or M. No more once these are gone!

CD now live here and at cdbaby!

Posted: January 8, 2015

Click on “the music” above and listen to the whole of THE STORY OF IT ALL – and maybe it’ll be something you want to own! if for some reason you prefer to buy from cdbaby.com, here’s the link: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/davetutin5

A taste of THE STORY OF IT ALL

Posted: January 7, 2015

I wrote this song in 1976 and recorded it with the British band FIRST REFUSAL as an uptempo rock song. Revisiting it all these years later it came out quite differently. I think this song was aimed at some teachers of my past. They weren’t all bad…I seem to remember actually liking two of them! […]

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