Dennis Kent McAdams | Main Street

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Main Street

by Dennis Kent McAdams

Storytelling and social comment in ballad form.
Genre: Folk: Political Folk
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1. Main Street
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2. Everybody's Gone
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3. Looking Back
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4. Woman:A Tribute (Instrumental)
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5. Kogi
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6. Goodnight, Dear Joanne
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7. The Old Man
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8. Latino (Instrumental)
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9. Boo-Boo-Be-Duped
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10. Kids (Instrumental)
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11. Gone
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12. Baroque (Instrumental)
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13. Dear John
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14. Hurray For Me (and Screw You)
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15. Strife
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16. Picture of Love
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17. Comfort in Trinity (Instrumental)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Dennis is a half breed (Cherokee/Scots) born in Richmond, Indiana in the early 1950s. The son of a returning US Airforce WW II veteran and a mother who was beautiful and star struck and taught dancing at Arthur Murray's Dance Studio, Dennis was always thoroughly entertained as a child by both of his parents. His father, a good looking fellow, had cultivated a keen sense of humor after the tragedies he had witnessed during the war and along with his mother's interests in "showbiz," Dennis was influenced by his folks to allow his fertile imagination to flourish!

Dennis lived a gypsy life, a trailer park brat moving every couple of years in order for his father to find new work as a glass fitter. As a result the family was exposed to new sites and sounds, from Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky, along the Ohio River; Dennis grew up kind-a-like Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer and was weaned on Bluegrass Music by Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys, Hank Williams, along with the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly and the hit makers such as The Gershwin Boys, Cole Porter and of course members of the British Invasion spearheaded by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones. Finally, there were other great tune smiths such as Bruce Cockburn, just to mention one.

But that aside, Dennis was able to experience other cultures while a member of the US Navy during the Vietnam Era. He pulled port in South America, England, Europe, Asia, and Australia, which fanned his interest in the music arts. So the resulting music Dennis has recorded, as a one man band playing all instruments and performing all vocals. His work expresses his sense of caring and sharing and covers a wide spectrum of observations and concerns. He's got "cry in your beer, love lost, country and western tunes," to laugh in your wine French Cafe expositions, not to mention spiritual rhythm and blues, and solo acoustic guitar classical pieces and even some Latin rhythms.

Having all his material copyrighted and being now able to swim with sharks, Dennis is endeavoring to persevere in his hope of being signed by a company and/or agency in order to make his music more readily available to others. This website is as good a start as any and made available here through the help of a dear friend and fellow musician who knows and believes in his friend's musical efforts. So, we both hope we have sparked an interest in what you have read so far and enjoy the pieces of music made available for your listening pleasure.


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"Main Street"; Follow the honk of an old car horn and a brief tribute to the venerable Maurice Chevalier and you become an eye-witness to a romantic debacle wit a hint of,"Inspector,Clouseau". Four verses, four choruses, and four bridges take you through musical story telling at it's best! Remininsence of Arlo Gutherie's, "Alice's Restaurant",the song desrribes a day in the life of a guy whose romantic ineptitude makes him an easy target/mark for a double-dealing waitress. He experiences love found and love and money lost! He learns a moral lesson in the end,...at least until the next time! Ha! A very funny song!
"Everybody's Gone"; When your love has left and your friends are tired of youre misery, you'll likely find yourself alone to mourn your losses. Anyone who has had, or knows someone with a,'broken heart', can relate to this song.
"Looking Back"; A retrospective look on love lost, and the lingering memories.
"Kogi"; They say if you want a friend,...get a dog! The unconditional love and companionship of a pet can never be forgotten. Kids of all ages will appreciate this song about a boy and his dog.
"Goodnight Dear JoAnn"; Anyone who has become a guardian of a beloved elderly parent will understand the sentiment of this song. The beautiful melody and harmonies express the love and care of a mother for her children until the inevitable role reversal occors and the child must look after the mother,...beloved elderly persons will understand and appreciate the love that went into this song.
"The Oldman"; "Get rid of the,'Oldman', and put on the new one!"said the Apostle Paul of Tarsus in the book of Acts. This song is a study of man's ,'baser nature', and offers a means to resolve the inner conflict. The lead guitar work hints at the nature of the,'Oldman', and his insistence on having his own way with all of us. This song will may make you wonder who's pulling the strings in your life!?
"Latino"; The dynamite lead guitar work on this Latino flavored instrumental piece will inspire you to,'shake you bootie'!
"Boo-boo-bee-Duped!"; It's hard to know who's duping who in this delightful song with the humor and flavor of the,'Roaring 20s', so pour yourself some,'boot-leg', whiskey, and enjoy!
"Kids"; A delightful solo guitar piece. The rising lines and decending lines will bring to mind children at play, as you envision kids on slides, swings, and teeter totters. The tempo slows near the end, just as the setting sun sends carefree children off to dreamland.
"Gone"; When love ends, it's sometimes hard to know whosw heart got broken,...maybe both.
"Baroque"; In this solo guitar piece it is easy to imagine Bach playing at Rembrandt's studio while Vermeer pours some more wine,...but don't let my word-play fool you,...the struggleing musician with his torn and empty pockets will be inspired to write a masterpiece after hearing this. So enjoy this refreshing, romantic piece with a glass of wine in the company of your,'better half'.
"Dear John"; Stop crying in your beer and enjoy this humorous exposition of why a women might decide to end a relationship that seems to be going nowhere. A country/western tune that will put a smile on your face.
"Hurray For Me,(And Screw You!); You've never heard anything like this before, it's a reemarkable piece of social commentary in music form, a poigant sense of humor is woven throughout this meditation on the,'haves, and have mores',...the,'megalomaniacs', that are pulling all the strings on the planet. So take your,'good and bad medicine' now! Ha, ha, ha!!!
"Strife"; Struggleing artist of all sorts will be able to relate to this song, a personal meditation on failure and it's attendand despondency. A,'been there done that',kind of tune!
"Picture of Love"; A beautiful music arrangement of a beautiful poem. This piece is a colaboration between poet, Carman K. Arey and mucician friend Dennis McAdams, who discovered a hauntingly beatiful melody dancing throughout the words of his friend's poem. A very nice piece.
"Comfort In Trinity"; This intriguingly origanal solo ascoustic guitar work evokes a Caribbean Island to mind, but actually refers to the emotional refuge and joy to be found in contemplating quantum physics and the nature of the created universe,...along with it's Creator,...an astounding piece of guitar work!

Robert Curtis

Main Street
The music is excellent, hope you sell a lot of albums.