Harold's Dream

from by James Olin Oden

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When I was 19, I had the good fortune to play music with a homeless drummer named Harold. One time, Harold looked over at me and said, “play this”, and began to sing a melody for me to play on the bass. At the time, being so new to music, I was confused. It hadn’t occurred to me that this is what musicians do; that playing a melody sung to you was an essential skill. Well I figured out how to play that tune and never forgot it. Many years later I took Harold’s bass line and expanded on it and created an instrumental in his honor, and in honor of all “older” people who see potential in the youth and sing to them the tune.


from Deeper Dance, released May 1, 2016
Brian Quast - Drums
Donovan McCain - Mandolin
James Olin Oden - Classical Guitar
Joey Arcuri - Standup Bass
Ruffin McCoy - Classical Guitar



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James Olin Oden Raleigh, North Carolina

It's always been about what moves the heart. The songs I sing are compelling stories whose telling must be told over and over again. The stories range from dark acts that should not be forgotten to the silly revelries that we should never forsake. My hope is that as my heart is moved by the music so too may yours be moved.

Sláinte Mhór...James

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