Influences: John Hiatt, Jason Isbell, Justin Currie, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Jim Groce, Loudon Wainwright III, Neil Young, Steve Earle... should I go on?
Dutch Cassidy is a singer/songwriter from The Netherlands, whose songs are commonly described as sounding “A little bit Country, a little bit Rock’n’Roll” and have been likened to John Hiatt’s and Jason Isbell's. With 25 years of music under his belt, Dutch has explored a diversity of musical styles among which punk, rhythm&blues and the typically Dutch smartlap. Under his birthname, Dutch published several recordings on the now defunct KELT label.
Early 2016 Dutch released the EP 'Albumette' with 4 songs, recorded with a selection of seasoned artists.
Dutch's new EP 'Getting There' (5 songs including the FAWM2017 hit New York City) is up for release any moment now.
Thanks for your comment in my soundbard - Yeah FAWM is magic! 😀 I never thought I would write that much songs as I had quite a down before .... 😀 I am very happy that I am here with all of you guys.
Thanks for the fab comment on my anti valentines 😀 <3
Thanks for your thoughts on the song about my dad. You were bang on with your description of him. And you're right, he did have some stories to tell. Inspiration for a song or two perhaps?
Thanks for your kind words about my waltz and taking the time to write about it. I loved your description of the memories it evoked. I did not know about the Swedish waltz lengthened 3rd best, so thanks for sharing. I am going to have to listen for it.
Thanks so much for the impromptu pep talk! I was so tired last night all the "getting old" thoughts were really driving everything. I actually really liked the song this morning, for the most part, but even better, thanks to your comment and some other things people said to me, I woke up this morning about as optimistic on a birthday as I have been for a good five years. I really can't stress enough how meaningful your words were.
Additionally, I had NO IDEA I left the flub up in the beginning of the video. I thought I was cropping it to the final cut, but I missed -- back to being tired. Looking back, though, seeing as how it really was a kind of diary entry, it works really well, because it shows the process that went into it.
Again, here's my never-possible-to-be-sufficient thanks, as usual. You're a seriously valuable asset to the FAWM community.
Thank you for your comment on "30 seconds" - I appreciate 😀
Sure! Give it a go
Thanks Dutch! I've returned the YT sub, and I'll be back for more of yours later. Right now I'm trying to pace myself with listening to songs with the Randomizer, but you've given me a lot of great encouragement and feedback, and I will certainly return the favor.
hihi ik ken t, heb er net ook maar 1 opgepleurd onder t motto 'danbenkdrmoarvanaf'
Thanks for commenting and listening to "Nothin' To Lose", appreciate it!
Yep I was a little late this year due to work stuff. Hopefully I'll be able to make time. I actually haven't done much music since last fawm so may take me like 5 songs to warm up.
I don't think metaphor was the right word. I just mean I like the idea of singing about being "the breeze". Though I suppose the way you've written it is more literal than not.
> I'm thinking of setting it to a different key just to spice up the
> vocals. To get more energy from the words... whatchu reckon?
Do you mean trasposing it up in the middle of the song (maybe before that last verse, signaling the change in mood?) Or for the whole song?
Thank you in return, Dutch -- that's high praise! As with your The Breeze, my Troughs of Knowing Weeds wasn't intended for FAWM... and then it happened 😀
Hey Dutch, thanks for commenting on When I Dream of You. Fun times at FAWM.
how goes it? glad to see you off to such a start this year. of course you can have dibs on bad apples. go for it.
Thanks for your kind words on my tune - looking forward to hearing you!
I'm not familiar with that Mose Allison song, I'll have to check it out! Thanks for the flurry of kind comments, I'll be sure and check back here to listen further myself.
Yes I will be making music this year!
Thank you! Yeah, I make everything pretty much by myself, being the antisocial DIY-oriented "thing" that I am. I taught myself some saxophone by playing it live and recording it (I think I still have way under 100 hours of playing it in total), and I am happy that i can make exactly the kind of music that I want with it!
Thanks for the encouraging comments Dutch! I've been struggling a bit with the process and have just tried to stay heads down to power through.
It really helps to get a few kind words, and hopefully I start to feel a little nimbler after this initial sluggishness. 😀
Hoor je mij???
Thanks for your kind comment on burn the town down <3
Thanks for the comment on Sunny Day, Dutch. FAWM2019 is off to a great start.
Hi Dutch. February at last! The chance to hear all you folks great new songs and an explosion of creativity. Happy fawming.
yeah baby but due to travels not hard core only a few songs 😀
Hi Dutch -- also glad to see you're back. Here's to another go!
Hey Dutch, here I am. I've been enjoying "Getting There". Can't wait to see what you come with in the next month (and year).
Welcome Dutch, Have a great FAWM,