In the style of pop tunesmiths of the 60’s and early 70’s, songwriter Loren Depping’s material plays like three-to-four-minute melodic stories. The songs, with catchy hooks, hummable melodies, and lyrics worth sitting down to read, are accessible to varied listeners.
Presented as acoustic pop, country, rock and folk—with electric guitar and additional instruments interjected—their content runs the gamut: from trysts to trains; tattoos to tarmacs; love lost, love found, loving that cute dental hygienist. He has been proud to soak up as much Jimmy Webb, Marshall Crenshaw and George Harrison as two ears can hold.
Beginning in the 1990’s, Loren played in a variety of acoustic duos, trios, and bands up and down Oregon’s Willamette Valley and coast. In the early 2000’s, he relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he presented new material as an acoustic solo act. Upon returning to Oregon, he served a four-year tenure as songwriter and guitarist for the power-pop band, “Partly Dave.” (See Partly Dave’s “Own Up” for more information on the band.)
“Go By Train” is Loren’s fourth solo album. Back pressings of earlier albums are due in early 2008.
“The combination of his warm voice, simple and tasteful guitar technique, songwriting, and lyrical content is a welcome addition.”
--Crosswinds Weekly, Albuquerque, New Mexico