New Demo “I Wish I Could Save Her” By Phil Dutra

This song is about 20 years old. I wrote it when I lived in Atlanta and never performed or recorded it. Here it is for the first time.

After my Macbook crashed and I was dumb enough to have not backed it up since October of 2013, I lost lots of information. Among that lost data was the first version of this song. I got to record it twice, which actually allowed more time to think about the arrangement and, hopefully, improve it. I will let you be the judge.

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New Demo “Falling Again” Available

Here is a song that I wrote a long time ago with Brian Matson. It is short and sweet with lots of catchy hooks! This is a very “retro” recording done on my Macbook with GarageBand. Enjoy!!

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New Demo Of Brand New Song “Make It Better” By Phil Dutra

Here is another song that I recorded on my Macbook using Garage Band. The song is “Make It Better”. I kept this one pretty simple. Let me know what you think and please share it with your friends.

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New Demo Of My Song “Lucky”

Here is another demo recording of my song “Lucky”. I wrote the song in 2008 and, just recently, rewrote some of the lyrics. It’s about getting over a bad breakup. In a way, it is the “sequel” to “She Walks Away”.

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New Song “Sycamore” Available For You From Phil Dutra

I just finished this demo of my song “Sycamore” and I’m really happy with how it turned out. The song is about love and memory. I hope you enjoy!

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I’m kind of a big deal in Walgreens, and Kroger…and a store called Meijer!

There is a great website, based in Amsterdam, called Tribe of Noise. They are, first and foremost, about the music and the music community that they have created. They have also been very successful at in store placement for their artists throughout the world. I have been lucky to have some of my songs placed through this service. Also, here in the U.S., CDBaby has placed my songs in hundreds of retail shops all over the country. It is a great way to get my music heard, since terrestrial radio play is nearly impossible for an unsigned artist to get.

What has been great about this is the feedback I’ve been getting on my youtube channel. People who hear the songs, especially “She Walks Away,” have been searching for it online and finding it on youtube. They are leaving the best comments! Here are a few of them:

LeAnna Otis

“Found it!!! This plays at work (Walgreens) all the time, and I wanted to find it. Finally did! We all love the song, and bust out singing whenever it comes on. Customers and all!! Great song :)”

smash2306

“aye this song is deep! I swear i wait on this to come on when i’m at work yo GREAT WORK LOVE IT”

Bob Chomos

“They play this song on the Safeway music network overnights and I had to find out who sang it. I love it! I’ll have to check out more songs from you!”

dudelikesWoW

“Another Kroger employee here. We actually play a lot of good music there, evidently. May not be the kind of fame you want, but hey, you got fans.”

So, Thanks to Tribe Of Noise and to CDBaby for getting the songs heard by people who would have never known to look for them and a big thanks to the people who are taking the time to find the songs and leave such great comments! Every time I get one, it makes my day!!

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Live Acoustic Video: “Fine Young People (Living Life)”

Here is another live video from my home. This time it is my newly refurbished music room. This isn’t my favorite take of this song but, I wanted to post it for my mom. She is overcoming a 2 year struggle with Cancer and she is finally getting better. She has enjoyed me posting my live videos. So this is for you, mom!

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Video: Acoustic Cover Of Carpenters “Superstar”

Karen Carpenter is one of the best Female vocalists ever! I have loved this song for as long as I can remember. I hope you enjoy my live acoustic version.

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2nd Live Full Band Video From International Pop Overthrow Festival

Here is another full band video from my most recent show at Parish Underground in Austin, TX.  This is “For The Last Time” from my first CD “See The World.”  I had such a great time playing for the fine folks at International Pop Overthrow Festival. I’m glad I was asked to perform!

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Live With Band: Never Enough At Parish Underground

What a great night! First full band show in… a long, long time! Thanks to Daniel David, Kevin Hall and Bill Stephens for playing the hell out of my songs!

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