I am not a joiner. No religion. No political party. No Forum, no The Secret, no AA. I like people in the individual sense, not the collective. I have released 2 LPs, before the advent of CD and 4 CDs since then. I have hundreds of songs in my repertoire that deal with such timeless issues as the health risks of too much money, the sweet science of war, hitch hiking and, my favorite, how to be a happy drunk. These topics are well represented in my new 2008 release, "Remembrance". I have just completed a single themed, radical book of poetry called "A Diary of Doses". Besides my own songs, I can also scream just like James Brown, I cover Kurt Weill, Martin Luther, The Incredible String Band and Woody Guthrie. I am currently writing a children's book in the style of Aesop and Lewis Carroll, complete with music, based on the animals that live in my neighborhood, The Brandywine Valley. My parents wanted me to be a lawyer, but I gave that up after my first crime. Delicious. My sign is Cadillac, Oldsmobile rising. For those of you who stand on your own merit and not on the whim of fashion, I welcome you to the fold.
|POSTED BY: momof5pacs||POSTED ON: 12 Jun 2008 09:42 AM|
"Remembrance" by the Rob Dickenson Band is a western folk album that draws on many different influences. You'll hear various southern styles as well as hints of gypsy, psychedelic and traditional Irish. With such a wide range of stylistic attributes, the final product is certainly unique in its own right. Above all, these songs are simply entertaining. The lyrics are creative, poetic, and flowing. Additionally, the musicianship is superior and the arrangements are unique and are all dedicated to the task at hand. Standout tracks include "Frolic," with its bouncy beat and Irish-flair. This one’s a foot-stomper for sure. "Jesus I'm a Poor Man Too" features inspiring lyrics and some nice harmony in the chorus. "Say On And On" has a haunting quality, with delicate piano and intimate vocals. Fans of Woody Guthrie will appreciate this wonderfully polished folk collection.-William and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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|POSTED BY: robsband||POSTED ON: 13 May 2008 01:15 PM|
I have been playing music for my living my whole life. No day job, no hand puppets, no coupon clipping. I never thought that I would be asked constantly about style and not content. Please someone, put your ear to it and tell me what style it is.