Hi and welcome,
This page is mostly dedicated to some of my original acoustic-based alternative psychfolk/americana singer-songwriter material. "My Songs". If you click the arrow the song will play. If you click the song title you will get more info about the song on it's song page. And there is a "stream all" songs button. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for your ears. DA
My CD "Everywherever" is for sale on itunes @
Almost Every Day
From the CD "Everywherever"
You'll Find A Way
"Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist (guitars, ukulele, sax, piano, flute, harmonica, percussion, vocals...) Dick Aven has created a modern style of Americana that falls somewhere in-between "familiar" and "what the hell are you doing?!". Dick Aven's CD "Everywherever" is available on iTunes"
Dreams Of Us
"..... My absolute favorite song is "Dreams of Us"
as it is for me the most musically challenging what with its 5/4 meter and its gentle lull through minor keyness with
just enough mention of major to keep your desire to return to the minor always present."- Barbara H.
From my "Freekountry" CD
Devil You Don't Know
Duet with Hugh
IAC Mystery Radio-
"a magical song with a mysterious marvellous story. its happy its wonderful and its an adventure with Aven"
A Ghost Around
From the "Freekountry" CD
Oh That I Were
Not On Me
mellow and trippy
From my cd "Everywherever" available on itunes.
From my soon to be released album "White Stoned Cowboy".
Lazy Elsie Marley
A cover a Monk's classic jazz tune arranged by Dick Aven
Dick (from L.A.) and Hugh Hamilton (from Philadelphia) recorded this song when Hugh came to L.A. in 2007
A Stranger's Face
Title track from the 1996 CD
Lars Lair says- "The Alpha and Omega of tears from the sky and their ambiance and moody effect are captured here by Mr. Aven so simply and naturally; just like falling raindrops." *** "this piece captures the gentle, explicable depression of childhood...the sight of rain, the infant's awareness of rude limitations...or else it is just a lovely, winsome afterthought of a song...i like it either way"-...staggerlee
Wisdom of Insecurity
American Son Radio-
"This is a true story of the soul and the land and it really moves me... I like to listen to it a few times in a row cause I love the poetic depth"
Malibu Punk Jam Blues
an odd beating funky slammin' blues!
Did It All For Art
The Fat Man of Bombay
duet with Rebecca Stout
Only For You (Theme for The White Stoned Cowboy)
"... a wizardry of creativity, a masterpiece of craziness...."-What the Folk! Station
recorded in Philly with Hugh Hamilton
"Summertime" with a twist.
Pocket Knife Slide
I woke up
Adventurers, Jugglers, Minstrels says-
"vivid scenes from a film noir movie like "lost weekend," or tran from a dream state? a blues folk vibe..."
Along Betty Went
lo-fi jazz piano
11/24/2012 3:11:16 PM
Hey thanks, Jesse! Wow I guess I need to look down here occasionally!
4/18/2012 6:19:35 PM
"Not On Me" is awesome man. Great piece.
5/5/2011 6:16:02 PM
Send me a mail with your details
12/17/2010 2:51:18 PM
I'll take that Boat!!!
Dick, cool groove daddy O.. A blood warmer..
12/13/2010 10:50:34 PM
Sure, Paul. Show me the money.lol
12/9/2010 2:53:27 PM
Any chance of a cd version of your album i would love a copy. I,ll pay what ever shipping costs and 10 dollars.
11/2/2010 3:06:47 PM
Hopefully soon the Road rage rising ep
10/5/2010 8:32:11 PM
My schedule has been pretty tight l8ly but I'm sure we can figure sumpn' out.
I'll email you my info...... it'll be cool to meet.
10/4/2010 1:45:00 PM
Kia Ora Dick
My partner Anne and I are in Los Angeles from 7th -11th October
Hugh suggested i contact you -Plan to visit McCabes for a new guitar do some busking-check out the Getty museum and cycle the beaches-it would be fun to meet you, but no pressure-we are staying on Pico Boulavademy email is
8/14/2010 9:31:05 PM
Definitely like the vid you did up there Dick, You'll Find A Way is not only a great tune with a wonderful lyrical quality, but the melody is sparkling and catchy, a good one for sure
thanks for swinging by Certified Organic.......carry on your good works, always looking for your tunes, and will check out more when i can.
6/11/2010 3:54:00 PM
Hi from NZ, great variety songs and arrangements, always something different, very cool stuff arohanui JOsie
5/27/2010 11:28:14 AM
I hear things are going well. Loving the Awesome "Hang Time" and of course "Just FIne" (one I've always loved) is sounding top notch. All the best to you and the fine musicians , rebecca stout and tokyo mississippi. peace and music
5/24/2010 7:44:27 PM
You'll Find A Way is like, over the top. Touching and delightful. Be free music man ;o)
5/24/2010 12:57:41 AM
I am honored, Hugh. You'll sing it every bit as well! Maybe you should record it (...and send it to me).
5/21/2010 9:14:38 PM
Prob'ly gonna cover ALMOST EVERY DAY in a week...just wish I could sing it half as well as you.
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