On Tuesday, July 26th, at 7:30 p.m., Dick Weissman will be presenting a special show at The Old Time Pickin Parlor, 7515 Grandview Avenue, Arvada. The show integrates stories from his new memoir: The Music Never Stops: A Journey with the Unknown, the Forgotten, the Rich and the Famous, with music from his new CD, Night Sky. The stories range from the humorous to the tragic, and represent a wide variety of musical styles and stories about music and the nature of music careers. The music includes instrumentals in a folk and jazz vein on banjo and guitar, and original songs. And a few mystery guests just might pop in to add to the evening’s fun!
What: An Evening With Dick Weissman
Where: Old Time Pickin’ Parlor, 7515 Grandview Avenue, Arvada | 303-421-2304
Time: 7:30 p.m.
To hear some of Dick’s music, or to find out more about him, go to his website, www.dickweissman.com
Dick Weissman is a singer, composer, banjo player, author and teacher. He co-founded The Journeymen with John Phillips and Scott McKenzie in 1961. The group recorded three albums and seven singles for Capitol Records before breaking up in 1964.
Weissman released a solo album “The Things That Trouble My Mind” for Capitol in 1964, before moving into a career as a studio musician, record producer and songwriter.
In 1972 Weissman moved to Colorado and began writing instructional books for banjo and guitar, which were published by Mel Bay. To date, he has written 15 published books on music and the music business and has written over fifty instructional folios for various music publishers. He later became a tenured professor in the Music & Entertainment Industry program at the University of Colorado at Denver.
In 1979, Dick recorded a solo album on Kicking Mule Records, Inc. Its name is “Modern Banjo – Mountain Style”. As stated on the jacket, this was a great challenge for him and he dedicated the album to guitarist Sam Brown. He dedicated to Sam because he “thought that he (Sam) might have liked some of the music on this record” and because “Sam Brown (was) one of my favorite guitarists.” Sam Brown died shortly after the album was completed. According to Dick, “a victim of the music business, New York City, and his own frustrations.”
Between 1994 and 2005, Weissman recorded three additional solo albums, for the Folk Era, Wind River and Long Bridge
Here’s a list of some of Mr. Weissman’s other books:
● 100 Books Every Folk Fan Should Own
● Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution: Music and Social Change in America
● Understanding the Music Business
● Banjo A to Z
● Which Side Are You On?
● Making a Living in Your Music Market
● The Music Business: Career Opportunities and Self Defense
● The Music Never Stops: A Journey Into the Music of the Unknown, the Forgotten, the Rich and the Famous.
To hear some of Dick’s music, or to find out more about him, go to his website, http://www.dickweissman.com