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Dallas Leonard / Blog

Alone again, naturally.... ; )

Oh well, my plans for the new project have changed once again.... As always, I will be writing, producing and engineering this next project independently.... I do plan on having a few close friends contribute some creative instrumental textures to my current melodic tracks.... This project will still host various musical genre and classic influences....

2014 Album Project...

Today I'm preparing to touch up all three choruses, and add some melodic lead guitar on "Collecting Broken Pieces".... This is the first original song (none demo format) that I've worked on with my old friend, Indy producer, engineer and overall musician extraordinaire, Bill Myers.... It has been literally years since I've worked with another creative force.... Bottom line: I needed the time to help raise a family, and reflect on my own strengths and weaknesses.... Take a break from the narcissistic non-since, a barefoot few steps back. And a long, deep look inside.... Honestly, I never thought I would experience respect and compromise within a working artistic environment.... Given my history as a die hard band leader, I had virtually lost faith in the physical and spiritual concept.... Oh well, as they say, life goes on.... And no matter what attempts to derail the peace train, if one works hard, and speaks from the heart and soul, the journey continues till it reaches the end of the line.... Recording via internet is an amazing process! Here in my home studio I prepare the basic vocal melodies, lyrics, and chord structures. Then I track these components along with harmonica, lead guitar and some backing vocals, solidifying all tracks to a simple drum loop. (A far less boring, more groove laden metronome)....The tracks are then sent via wave file format to Bill.... He then adds amazing bass lines, diligently programmed drums, and beautiful melodic keys, preformed by Daryl Morris.... Needless to say, the tracks are patiently popping to life, emoting a combination of 70's Rock, Soul, Country, Blues, Jazz and Reggae.... A wide spectrum of old school, with a fresh modern twist.... There is no doubt in my mind that this will evolve into a truly inspiring album project.... A musical legacy we can share with all who care to listen.... ; )

Thank you for listening!!!!

I greatly appreciate all who take the time to listen to my original compositions/overwhelming, passionate jolts of artistic flow. I have been working diligently (around family obligations and slave labor) for several years now, writing and recording in my peaceful home studio. As a result I have completed many up and coming selections I will proudly share via cyber space. In the months and years to come my music will finally be available for download on various sites such as iTunes, Amazon, Band Camp and CD Baby, to name a few. Please feel free to contact me, leave messages, and share personal stories, post suggestions and critiques if the mood strikes you. I write this music not only to lift my own spirits and tag and bag my personal demons, but to share this vibration with everyone, EVERYONE AS ONE!!!!