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Original Music from Brian Dyer Stewart #59

Dear family, friends, and fellow travelers,

The song this cycle is Whitneyville Wedding, written for the wedding of dear friends Faith Perkins and Jim Crotteau many years ago.  I had hoped to sing it a couple weeks ago for other friends who were ggetting married here Downeast - Dan and Lizzy.  They were to be married on the Saturday that Hurricane Lee came rolling in and they moved the celebration to the day before when, originally, an open mic and community evening were planned.  The recording is from our group Solstice, I believe in the mid-90s.  Leonore Hildebrandt on percussion and vocals, Susan Merrill on vocals and me on guitar and vocals.

Still my wish for all who decide to join forces:

may your lives fit together like the land and the sea
may your souls without holding learn to dance and be free
may your hearts open deeply to the joy and the pain
may you always be friends in love to the end of your natural born days

My best to each,



I'm sending you a monthly offering from original music I've been writing over many years. I've been so bold as to add your email to my newsletter list.  You can unsubscribe at any time (link at the bottom of the email).

Many songs are recorded solo, some are from different musical twinings from over the years - all are original tunes, with some occasional collaborations.

   Play your favorites!

    I've also added a Favorites feature so that, as the playlists grow, you can mark those songs you particularly like and just listen to those, again from using the drop down filter at the top of the playlist.  Right now it's a two-step process.  You have to click on the song you want to mark on the playlist and then go to the side bar (bottom on phone) and click the gray heart so select; click again to deselect. 

    On the technical side, the favorites function relies on you not clearing your cookies, often the default setting. Favorites will be lost if cookies are cleared. I hope to add a login feature that would allow you to keep your selections without cookies.

    Finally, realizing that many people no longer have a CD player, Leonore and I made our three albums available for free here on the site in playlists.  There's a new tab, Albums, on the top menu.   Select the album you want to hear from the dropdown and enjoy.  Songs are free to download as well.  We will make some CDs for those who may want that medium - if that is your desire, feel free to contact me.


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