Songwriting

I have had the gift in the recent year to work with a few amazing and talented songwriters and musicians who have touched my life by making my words (read lyrics) come alive. My first collaborator and magician of a Musicman is Phil Kearney with 3 songs to our credit. I am embedding the videos below for your listening convenience. We would love feedback please.

First collab:

 

Second collab

 

Third Collab:

 

 

 

 

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I’ll Shy Away_Phil & Toni

 

Music by Phil Kearney
Lyrics by Toni Helser

So this is it, this is my lightship
where my sense is regained
Here’s where I find a kinship
Penetrating the atmosphere with it’s frailty

Spiraling and cascading
into vulnerability
Words that flow with ease
Into fairytales of ecstasy

I’ll shy away
from all the tears
No longer chained to shame

I’ll shy away
taking risk where they belong

No need to lie
no need to pretend
that I’m okay
I’m okay

It was all part of the denial
but there’s grace in my face now
No longer quietly afraid
Singing “this is no charade,
this serenity…”

Casting out the shadows
of all that I buried
Showing the scars
like some battered little thing

I’ll shy away
from all the tears
No longer chained to shame

I’ll shy away
taking risk where they belong

No need to lie
no need to pretend
that I’m okay
I’m okay

Light glimpsing softly
Shadows celebrate with the sunshine
shifting brilliance in all that’s divine

 

Mystic Lady Gypsy Soul_Phil & Toni

 

 

Music: Phil Kearney
Lyrics: Toni Taylor-Helser

Mystic Lady Gypsy Soul
On the edge of the universe
And the visions that you hold `
Mystic Lady Gypsy Soul

Mystic Lady gypsy Soul
Your voice echoes in the wind
cosmic wisdom held within
Mystic Lady gypsy Soul

Infinite form
Infinite being
Infinite life
Infinite….

Mystic Lady gypsy Soul
a foreteller of shattered hearts
divining mysteries to be foretold
Mystic Lady gypsy Soul

Wrapped in layers of ancient times
you’re the seer of dreams
yet to unfold
in your Gypsy Soul
…Infinite

Infinite form.
Infinite being.
Infinite life.

Infinite form.
Infinite being.

 

 

David Miller & Stones Throw

Booking Now!

Contact email:  barefootmusicgroup@outlook.com

 

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David Miller & Stones Throw
David Miller & Stones Throw formed in fall of 2015. The band came together first as an opportunity for Guitarist/Vocalist David Miller and long time friend Meshem Jackson to make music together. Brian Hickey came on board soon after and the band began playing mostly blues covers around Central Oregon. A couple months of work made it very apparent that this power trio had something special going. The desire to create original music and broaden the bands setlist saw DMST evolving into more of a Rock band then a Blues band, though the blues is still a big part of DMST’s live shows. The band started learning some originals David had written over the years and adding material from their favorite non-blues artists. Now the future is wide open! DMST plan to record soon and play as often as possible while building a strong fan base up and down the West Coast and later….the world!!
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Bobby Lindstrom Live in Central Oregon USA Tonight

Hey Central Oregon Peeps!!!!

Hey hey it’s Saturday night at Velvet with Bobby Lindstrom and Ed the Whistler joining him.
I’m thinking Bobby might be talked into giving us a prerelease performance of a tune or two from his coming to you soon new album, recorded at Sound Concepts Studio in Nashville this past summer.
Along with Bobby’s enormous and vast repertoire the evenings tunes will keep the toes tapping and the heart rate pumping.

 

When An Artists Dream Comes True

“A dream come true!!! I met Dave Mustaine and could give him my painting!!! Life is good, absolute happiness”    ~ Jorge Poveda, Artist

 

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Take a virtual stroll through Jorge’s gallery here.

When Fine Artist Jorge Poveda is inspired to paint one of his visually stimulating musician tributes there are many things on his mind. One thing I think is always on his mind is the hope that his dream of meeting and presenting his painting to the respective musicians will come true..

Recently this is in fact what happened. Jorge’s dream came true regarding metal master Dave Mustaine; most notably known as Megadeth’s Co-founder & lead guitarist/singer as well as Metallica’s original lead guitarist.

Jorge’s expresses of his joy so well in the stringing of words together that his joy is felt by anyone reading his words.As is with his brilliant tributes; the pure joy the musicians give to artist Jorge Poveda can be felt in his translating in every brush stroke and every vibrant color he choice.

SO cool Jorge!!

Are there other paintings that have brought Jorge to his dream coming true?  Take a virtual stroll through Jorge’s gallery here.

 

 

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