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Like a River

Available 2017 – druickmusic

Arranged by Dwight Druick & Jeremy Daw

Produced by Dwight Druick & Mike and Jeremy Music for druickmusic

Mixed & Mastered by Jeremy Daw

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Tracks

Beautiful World

1. Beautiful World

Its a beautiful world but there’s so much trouble in this beautiful world.

Gotta find a way to celebrate the chance to carry on.

Music by

Dwight Druick

Lyrics by

Dwight Druick

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2. Like a River

Gonna wade in the water with the summertime running wild.

Gonna dive to the bottom and jump up like a child.

Music by

Dwight Druick & Dave Barton

Lyrics by

Dwight Druick

Heaven Must Feel This Way

3. Heaven Must Feel This Way

I was so tired of waiting on the next thing, waiting for the rest of life.

Then, oh, I stumbled on the best thing that ever happened under these skies.

Music by

Dwight Druick

Lyrics by

Dwight Druick

Everyday People

4. Everyday People

They’re just everyday people, and they’re living in a world of pain.

Just ordinary people, trying to make it home again.

Music by

Dwight Druick

Lyrics by

Dwight Druick

Body Rise

5. Body Rise

Short time here but a long time gone.

Live your life young and strong…Gotta let your body rise.

Music by

Dwight Druick & Dave Barton

Lyrics by

Dwight Druick

I Don't Need To Know

6. I Don’t Need To Know

I don’t need to know what they’re saying.

I don’t need to know about your used to be’s.

I don’t need to know if you’re staying.

All I need to know is that you’re here with me.

Music by

Dwight Druick & Dave Barton

Lyrics by

Dwight Druick

Coppermine

7. Coppermine

Heading North-West, sailing out of sunrise.

North-West, with a cold wind in our eyes.

North-West, praying for the will to survive.

Music by

Dwight Druick & Dave Barton

Lyrics by

Dwight Druick & Alain Groven

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allbut6ix

Released 2013 – druickmusic

Arranged & Produced by Dwight Druick

Mixed by Rick Anderson & Aaron Holmberg

Mastered by Tim Branton & Joao Carvalho Mastering, Toronto

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Tracks

Saving Grace

1. Saving Grace

Never knew what it was, till I finally found you.

Never saw what I see, till I closed my eyes.

Music by

druickmusic / Trenchcoat Music

Lyrics by

druickmusic / Trenchcoat Music

2. Honeydew

Hold on to me, and we will find a way.

Yes it’s true, my little Honeydew.

Music by

druickmusic / Trenchcoat Music

Lyrics by

druickmusic / Trenchcoat Music

3. It’s Only Love

You told me “it’s only love.”

So tell me why I feel this way.

Because of you…

Music by

druickmusic / Trenchcoat Music

Lyrics by

druickmusic / Trenchcoat Music

In another time

4. In Another Time

Moving too fast, you’d go by.

And I’d never get to feel, your heartbeat…

Music by

druickmusic / Trenchcoat Music

Lyrics by

druickmusic / Trenchcoat Music

If I Wonder

5. If I Wonder

Ask me if I wonder what makes a good thing last.

Is it a star I’m under?

Well it’s clear as glass, that I just don’t know.

Music by

druickmusic / Trenchcoat Music

Lyrics by

druickmusic / Trenchcoat Music

gonna get there

6. Gonna Get There

We’ll be satisfied.

We’ll all be satisfied.

When we get there.

Music by

druickmusic / Trenchcoat Music

Lyrics by

druickmusic / Trenchcoat Music

Be Alright

7. Be Alright

“Hold on” she said, “I just got another call.”

I think I’d better move on instead, and get back to the point of it all.

Music by

druickmusic / Trenchcoat Music

Lyrics by

druickmusic / Trenchcoat Music

Still

8. Still

Still, after all this time.

I wanna hold you here forever, in my mind.

Music by

druickmusic / Trenchcoat Music

Lyrics by

druickmusic / Trenchcoat Music

Where U R

9. Where U R

Are you sleeping somewhere under the stars?

Or are you dreaming of a place that we once were?

Music by

druickmusic / Trenchcoat Music

Lyrics by

druickmusic / Trenchcoat Music

Because of You

10. Because of You

I can only try and tell you in a simple way, how much today is coming true.

Because of you.

Music by

druickmusic / Trenchcoat Music

Lyrics by

druickmusic / Trenchcoat Music

Remix

11. Honeydew (Remix)

Can’t stop a song

Even if they try to stop the singer

Can’t stop the rhythm of the people

Never stop their rhyme

Music by

druickmusic / Trenchcoat Music

Lyrics by

druickmusic / Trenchcoat Music

Thinking back, the seeds for allbut6ix were really first planted some time ago when I was a young musician living and playing in London, England.

I was writing and recording music there with my musical partner, and fellow Canadian, Kirk Lorange. Signed to a major British label and management company, Kirk and I were in the process of recording Druick & Lorange – an album that played all across Europe and North America and was an airplay and critical success (hard to sell albums if there are none in the stores).

At that time, our lives were lived mostly in the studio, rehearsal halls, living rooms, hotels, and pubs. Now, being signed to a management and record label may sound exciting – and it was. But it had its own disappointments.

One day, as I was lamenting the loss of my “artistic freedom” in my local pub, an Irish friend of mine turned to me and said “Relax Dwight. Fuck’em all but six!”

The expression knocked me dead in my lamenting tracks. It said so much, that was so right, with so few words.

“Fuck’em all but six!”

What my friend explained to me was that I needed to try not to sweat the irritations and disappointments most of the people may hand me but I should never, ever lose track of my mates and the support they bring me. The ‘six’ he was referring to are those few people that will understand, love, and care for you through thick and thin – to the very end. They may be family, or friends, workmates, or lovers. In a strict interpretation of the expression, they are literally the six pallbearers that will be there to carry you out when you go – and mourn for you as you pass. Probably by raising a glass. Or 6ix.

I have used the expression “all but six” just that way ever since. To me it means “forget that some people may let you down and just remember to keep your true friends and loved ones close”.

As a musical project, allbut6ix is a idea that was born in the hearts and arms of those that love me, and was brought to fruition with a ‘little king-sized’ help from some of my closest musical friends.

You can take allbut6ix as a celebration of the power that music has always had to connect people. You can take it as a finger in the face of the doubters and downers. But, please, just take a moment to listen.

If you enjoy it, and it brings you some pleasure and comfort in a tough world, then “Good on ya, mate.”

If it brings you nothing of value: then fuck’em all but 6ix!

Welcome to allbut6ix.

Dwight Druick

Dwight was born in Montreal to a professional gambler and an ex-Radio City Rockette. One of five children, he grew up in a family buoyed by music and beleaguered by the vagaries of miscalculated risk. After attaining a McGill University bachelor’s degree in Art History, Dwight fully embraced both music and risk by traveling to London, England where he signed a contract with Pye Records and Joe Cocker’s management company. The ensuing record, Druick and Lorange was released to critical acclaim and relative success: top ten status on Radio Caroline; significant airplay across Europe, Canada, and the US; and no records in the stores. After returning to Canada, Dwight recorded two albums with Phil Vyvial: Midnight and Minuit. Recorded with the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section in Alabama, the duo’s work achieved airplay success in Quebec and across Canada. Dwight subsequently released his first French language solo album, Tanger. Five number one records followed, with airplay in Quebec, Belgium, and France. He returned to McGill to earn two degrees in Social Work. allbut6ix represents his return to professional music after a twenty year hiatus.

Dave Barton

Dave Barton first studied guitar by trying to copy Chet Atkins records at the age of 10, and started gigging professionally at 16. He went on to study classical guitar at Queen’s University with Elli Kassner and Aaron Skitri. Self-study in jazz was a constant theme throughout his formative years, and Dave is a busy composer, arranger, guitarist and teacher in Kingston, Ont. Active in live performance and studio work, Dave has been fortunate to perform with many of Canada’s great jazz players: Sonny Greenwich, Ed Bickert, Phil Nimmons, Sam Noto, Brian Dickenson, John MacLeod, Phil Dwyer, Jon Ballantine, Denny Christianson, Mike Murley, Rob Campbell, Chris McCann, Dave Young, Barry Romberg, Aaron Davis, Bernie Senensky, Roddy Elias, Rob Frayne, Kenny Wheeler, Greg Runions, Jim Galloway, Oliver Jones, Ranee Lee, Richard Ring, and is, now, a founding member of allbut6ix.

Jeremy Daw

A native of Westport, Ontario, bassist Jeremy Daw grew up in multi-talented musical family. Jeremy attended Humber College’s Jazz Music Program from 1999–2002, where he studied bass performance and arranging with some of Canada’s elite music teachers, including; Lenny Boyd, Mike Downes, Alistair Kay, Don Thompson, and Rik Emmett.  Since graduating, Jeremy has had the opportunity to perform in more than 20 countries as a bassist.  He has over 100 recording credits as a session bassist, which include 2 Juno nominated albums. Aside from playing bass, Jeremy also plays guitar, drums and piano, sings, teaches music lessons, works as a producer and studio engineer, writes, and performs with several artists, including, Ryan Lewis, The Torres Project, Allen Froese, MoPrimo, and, most recently, allbut6ix.

Kirk Lorange

Canadian acoustic and slide guitarist Kirk Lorange was born to Canadian parents in South America who moved to Belgium for his early years, and finally to Montreal when Kirk was a teenager. He lived and worked with Dwight in London, England during the early 1970’s where he recorded Druick and Lorange and has since collaborated with Dwight for a lifetime – most recently as a member of allbut6ix. Kirk emigrated to Australia where he has contributed to scores of album tracks, dozens of TV and film soundtracks, countless commercials, and played in too many line-ups to name. Through his own solo album No Apostrophe and work with artists like Richard Clapton and Marc Hunter, his distinctive sound has become engrained in the fabric of Australian Rock Music. He is also the author of Internet bestseller Plane Talk: the truly totally different guitar instruction book and is a regular columnist for some of the biggest online teaching sites.

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