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 @



https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/everywherever/id344106160

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Almost Every Day
From the CD "Everywherever"



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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You'll Find A Way
INDIE SPIRIT- "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"



Acoustic Pop Folk
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Complete Mystery
IAC Mystery Radio- "a magical song with a mysterious marvellous story. its happy its wonderful and its an adventure with Aven"



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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A Ghost Around
Sunday gloom



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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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.



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Just Fine
duet with Rebecca Stout



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Alchemy




Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Freekountry
From my "Freekountry" CD



Americana
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Enjoy
From my soon to be released album "White Stoned Cowboy".



Acoustic Singer/Songwriter
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Devil You Don't Know
Duet with Hugh



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Believer




Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Sticker Getters
Dick Aven- "Sticker Getters" (feat. Rebecca Stout) from the album "Hinx Minx" 2014



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Music




Chillout
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Lazy Elsie Marley
Horns+ Rhythm



World Jazz
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Hinx Minx




Blues
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Not On Me
mellow and trippy



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Double D's
Dick (from L.A.) and Hugh Hamilton (from Philadelphia) recorded this song when Hugh came to L.A. in 2007



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Oh That I Were




World
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Amanda
From the "Freekountry" CD



Americana
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Your Love
From my cd "Everywherever" available on itunes.



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Sweet Sophie




Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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'Round Midnight

A cover a Monk's classic jazz tune arranged by Dick Aven




Jazz
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Stay High




Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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A Stranger's Face


Title track from the 1996 CD



Easy Listening/Soft Rock
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Rain, rain
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



Easy Listening/Soft Rock
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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"



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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In September




Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Malibu Punk Jam Blues
an odd beating funky slammin' blues!



Americana
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Did It All For Art




Blues
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Hang Time




Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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The Fat Man of Bombay




Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Only For You (Theme for The White Stoned Cowboy)
"... a wizardry of creativity, a masterpiece of craziness...."-What the Folk! Station



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Multivitaman




Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Mama's Done




Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Wintertime
recorded in Philly with Hugh Hamilton "Summertime" with a twist.



Americana Soul
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Esperamos Continuar




World Jazz
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Pocket Knife Slide




Blues
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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..."



acoustic blues
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Missing Comas




AAA
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Luminous Star




Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Along Betty Went
lo-fi jazz piano



Jazz Piano
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The Simpleton




Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Sunday Pants




Blues
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Roy Muniz

3/1/2014 12:20:33 PM
Good to hear from you songwriter. Nashville, Awesome. I will let you know if my travels bring me close to where you are for a song or two. Peace and all that is good in your futures light.
roymuniz


Paul groover

2/1/2014 10:57:30 PM
Hey Dick made a new Jazz improv piece think it would sound great with Sax would you be interested.


Dick Aven

11/24/2012 3:11:16 PM
Hey thanks, Jesse! Wow I guess I need to look down here occasionally!


Jesse Adams

4/18/2012 6:19:35 PM
"Not On Me" is awesome man. Great piece.


Paul groover

5/5/2011 6:16:02 PM
Send me a mail with your details


Roy Muniz

12/17/2010 2:51:18 PM
I'll take that Boat!!!
Dick, cool groove daddy O.. A blood warmer..
Happy Holidays!


Dick Aven

12/13/2010 10:50:34 PM
Sure, Paul. Show me the money.lol


Paul groover

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.


Paul groover

11/2/2010 3:06:47 PM
Hopefully soon the Road rage rising ep


Dick Aven

10/5/2010 8:32:11 PM
Yea, Rob

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.

D


SILVERWOODSTUDIO

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
silverwoodstudio@gmail.com

arohanui
Rob


Bryon Tosoff

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.
best

bryon


josie campbell

6/11/2010 3:54:00 PM
Hi from NZ, great variety songs and arrangements, always something different, very cool stuff arohanui JOsie


Roy Muniz

5/27/2010 11:28:14 AM
Hi Dick,
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
roy muniz


John Myles

5/24/2010 7:44:27 PM
Hi Dick
You'll Find A Way is like, over the top. Touching and delightful. Be free music man ;o)

 

       

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My good friend Brian Hardin, of "KnewWays Productions", and I did this vid and recording in a few hours on Tues Nov 19th, 2013. It is the first in a new series we are starting. I decided to start with a personal favorite that started me on this path more the 40 years ago.
The song "Gentle On My Mind" is one of the first songs I can remember from my childhood. It inspired me at five years old to declare my intention to grow up to be a singer-songwriter. I recently heard Tim O'brien and Darrell Scott perform it at the historic Franklin Theatre near Nashville, TN. Glen Campbell made it famous, but it was written by John Hartford in 1968. Hartford says he wrote it in minutes after watching the 1965 movie "Doctor Zhivago".
My all-time favorite rendition is by Tompall and The Glaser Brothers. I used the inspiration of Jim Glaser's tenor harmony on the choruses as a starting point to re-write the melody on the whole second half of the song in my take. I am of the opinion that this is one of the best written songs EVER. I hope John, The Glaser Bro's, and Glen would approve.




There is much more singer-songwriter material than I have here but this is a good sample. I hope you enjoy it.
Thanks for listening, DA 2013.

PS-I have an IAC radio music page called "Dick Aven's Jazz Recordings"
Here is a link to it.
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INDIE SPIRIT
Radio Jones
SILVERWOODS TOP 50
SPARKLERS
THE ART GALLERY
New and Noteworthy
Mystery Radio
Forest of Azure
Over The Moon
POETRY AND PROSE
What the Folk!
Texas Willie's New Releases
Airspace
IF YOU'RE NOT THE LEAD DOG...
The JazzXpress Caravan
Music Lovers
The Gatekeeper
Po(t)pouri
The Jazz Club
Thy Kingdom IS Here
Psyche Folk
Spread The Wealth
Texas Willies One Night Stand
Private Stock
but I mean jazz
Road Movie..
The VIBE
WHERE THE MIGHTY RIVERS MEET
Tropical Escape
Dr. Feelgood's Realgood Radio
Cup of Joe
Certified Organic
SOUND COMMUNITY
*****DirgeKs Furry Friends*****
APPLAUSE
Over The Moon Two
The Godfather
Drunk Appalachian Rapture
IAC GEMS
Lonesome Wolf Radio
The Best Blues You've Never Heard
Midnight on frisco bay
Islesworth
2008 IAIA Golden Kayak Nominees
Now We're REALLY Streamin'
Voices -Outside The Box
Moody, Cool, Psychotic, and Mesmerizing
Indie RUUULES!!!
Indigo Station
FOUR;S COMPANY with pip & merry
HUGH'S NEWS
Cabaret Noir.......
Folk Miner .... the MotherLode
Dicks Doughnuts
wood 'n' steel
The Wondering Minstrels
Lars Lair
JAZZ Club
Eaglehead's Big Bundle O' Tunes
BIG DICK RADIO!!!
EXPERIENCE OF YOU
Rock Man
pro-racing cap station
The Blues Bar
KITH AND KIN
St. Alphonso's Pancake Breakfast
Eaglehead's Silver & Gold
unplugged
AURAL STREAMS
Greatist Fantastical Original Hits
Country Folk & Blue Shades of Grass
Accent
JP Sharpe Presents IAC Super Songwriters
nighthawks
John Myles presents The Blues
TWM Chillout Radio
The Good Stuff Trois!!!
The Turnstiles
Mystic Blues Radio
Soul Over Sheen
I.A.C. Master Songwriters.
Adventurers, Jugglers, Minstrels
Blues Music is Truth
Fresh Earwax 3
Pipeline People
Texas Willies Favorites On IAC
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Stage Door Left
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Bent and Blue (and Sometimes Shattered)
Around my block
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Doristil's JAZZY Station
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Can U Dig It
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MOUTAIN RADIO FM
Spin Doctor Radio
Music for the Mind
Songs with RAIN in the Title
Foundling Fathers station
Love On The Rocks
BLUES MAGOO
EU hates live music
Hugo Collabs
Butterchick
Myles To Go
Who likes you anyway.......
RoadSongs Radio
Eagles Flight
After Hours Speakeasy
Rolling River Radio
Crooners (For Fiona)
Station Gold
Only the rain
Lounge Lizards
Fat Jacks Phat Jazz
Bare Thread Does JAZZ !
Peel Sessions
Freedom Lovers Jazz
HIGHONJAZZ
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