I received some requests to make the Bubba Reaves Show interview from May 23, 2016 available. This is part 1 (8 songs) which are each works co written with my musician friends from Mixposure.com. Each song is preceded by an interview regarding the origins of the music and lyrics. Thank you, David.
I live in Ohio where I am a practicing Psychologist http://davidcdealphd.com/ . My favorite instruments are an array of keyboards, however I also enjoy playing acoustic guitar. I currently perform in several bands including a Trans-Siberian Orchestra tribute band named Siberian Solstice. www.siberiansolstice.com , and a contemporary church band.
I have released two CD’s, “Harmonic Space” and “Transformations”. “Harmonic Space” is a clinically based CD which aids people in coping with anxiety and sleep disorders. “Transformations” is a concept album which is both a spiritual autobiography and hopefully, a spiritual vessel. The songs from Transformations have deep, emotional and spiritual intent. I continue to write, record, produce and collab, and have posted many of these songs as well.
My musical styles are said to range from those of progressive rock bands such as YES and Pink Floyd to Broadway musicals such as those of Andrew Lloyd Weber. I often adds a little bit of Jazz and Classical flavoring. I have recently been mixing miy acoustic guitar roots with more progressive elements.
A Word from David:
I have been blessed with many artistic and musical friends who have offered their talents to my recordings. Some of the musicians who played on the posted songs include Les Brooke, Tom Hannah, Tim Vargo, Andrew Vargo, Cynthia Lugo, Andrea Bok, David Coonrod, Ned Clark, Kevin Peters, Kristin Sorensen, William O’Connell, Ked Deiter, Mack Sanders, Rob Hanlon, Richard Gonzales, Bob Ross, Pat Ross, Michael Duryee, Nigel Potter, Joseph Rodriguez, P.E.Bailey, Carol Sue Kirkpatrick, Bill Smith, Buddrumming, Rasmuth, Jolee, Terry Wigmore and John Else, I want to extend special thanks to Arthur Kills Straight Putnam who wrote and recorded all of the native flute parts which follow each song in “Transformations”.
Finally, I want to say a special thanks to David Coonrod. He not only plays incredible- bass on many of the posted songs but has been an awesome collaborator and friend. At this point I would hardly be willing to release any musical arrangement without passing it by his ears for suggestions etc. A talented, selfless friend and a musical compadre.
Transformation Cover Message:
"Sometimes, in the midst of a perfectly ordinary day, one is unexpectedly flooded by the magnificence of “what is.” Perhaps that moment of awareness and clarity arrives while watching a storm or absorbing a piece of art or kneeling with intention in a church. If blessed, echoes of the past and visions of the future fade from existence as the unknowing silence of the infinite present emerges. With patience and grace, one comes to know the incredible richness of “what is” as a revelation of God’s face and the mind is forever transformed into a mirror of creation." . . . .