MP3 Darrell Dodge - All I Need
Several styles of music- pop, reggae, tongue-in-cheek country, and bluesy converge on this cd written, recorded, and produced at home by veteran singer/musician Darrell Dodge.
10 MP3 Songs
POP: Folky Pop, EASY LISTENING: Soft Rock
Darrell was born and raised in the ''Great State of Maine" into a musical family. His dad played the squeezebox at every opportunity. His two older brothers each had their own bands that would practice in the family''s garage. He would hang around and wait for them to take a break and then grab a guitar or jump on the drums.
''The Beatles were a huge influence and still are," he says. "Their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show was an epiphany for me."
Darrell started playing in a band with his cousin at the tender age of 13. "No one in the band was old enough to drive so my uncle drove us to the gigs. He''d book these high school dances for us all over the state. Later on, he got me a studio gig playing keyboards for a Canadian jingle writer. I was hooked on the studio, that''s where I wanted to be night and day."
Many years and many gigs later, Darrell moved to Florida where the money and the weather were better. He played in several bands and made several recordings both at home and in the studio. He released 3 albums with various outfits. His latest effort-ALL I NEED- is his first true solo work, playing virtually all the instruments and vocal parts himself. Darrell''s wife of 13 years, Lisa, is an attorney in the Tampa Bay area. They have three children, ages 12, 9, and 4.