I loved the guitar, and had played a bit already when I saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan. Then I decided that was what I wanted to do!
It's about many things. Sometimes love, but more often about people having problems fitting in, being insecure, asking questions.
There are so many…Keith Emerson, because he's an incredible arranger and composer, and one of my favorite improvisers, and a master of many styles.
Finding the right venues to play is easily the biggest challenge. I often book a gig and figure out after 15 minutes of playing that it's the wrong club, wrong crowd wrong night - I don't know. But it happens and I have no way of knowing how to get past that.
Getting heard, exciting people with the sounds, and getting some positive feedback that helps me create energy. Making money is always welcome, but it's means nothing if the music isn't getting through. Fame and fortune? Nah.
The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimmy Page, David Bowie, Bare Naked Ladies, Frank Zappa, Paul Simon, King Crimson, Cat Stevens, Muddy Waters, Lightning Hopkins, J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, G. Mahler, H. Berlioz, and a bunch of other great bands, musicians, and composers.
Beggars & Thieves
Produced by Gelon for NightTree Music
Mixed and Mastered by Thilo Gross
at Desert Inn Recording Studio, Sinn-Edingen, Germany
All words, music, and arrangements by Gelon Hann Doswell
Recorded by Gelon in Trebur and Giessen, Germany, except:
Gentle Angel – all tracks recorded by Thilo, Desert Inn Studio
Mr. Truck Driver – vocals recorded by Thilo
Gelon – Vocals, Acoustic and Electric 6- and 12-string guitars, lap steel guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele, piano
and keys, harp, and drum programming.
Additional drum programming – Thilo
Dedicated to the memory of
Gelon Hann Doswell, Sr., Elizabeth Seaver Doswell, and Nellie Fischer Seaver
for their love, support, and encouragement.
Special Thanks to
Ina, Meike, Lisa, Hedwig, Manfred, and Fritz
for support and assistance during this project.
All songs copyright Gelon Hann Doswell/NightTree Music.
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All rights for reproduction and distribution in any form strictly reserved.