Crossing the Puget Sound

by Joel Dobbins

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Meandering melodies, easily distracted tempos, invisible rhythms, and raw, real-time musical exploration make Crossing the Puget Sound an unusual work for me, and one that I couldn't be happier with.

Spontaneously composed and recorded in under ten hours between the morning of Thursday, April 18th and the early afternoon of the next day, Crossing the Puget Sound is 25 minutes of dialogue between tenor ukulele and concert acoustic guitar. With them, I weave together memorable moments from the Sunday earlier that week.

The day stood out to me as being an archetypical experience of Puget Sound beauty as I travelled with my fiancée and her parents to a cake tasting, to our wedding venue, and to the house where we will be staying with our combined families for the weekend before the wedding. This time of planning my wedding and watching the natural world in full bloom during my first spring in the northern Seattle area is a particular flavor of life I will only taste once. As such, It felt like an excellent memory to freeze in time with music.

All money from this album will help to pay for wedding-related things. Thanks for listening!

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released May 1, 2013

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Joel Dobbins Bellingham, Washington

Self-produced singer-songwriter

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