Dallas Dorsey

Dallas Dorsey is a guitarist, singer-songwriter from Opelika, Alabama.  His first guitar lesson came from his grandfather, and it resulted in an 8 year old Dallas “butchering the chords” of the Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson classic “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys”.  Many calluses and years later, he emerged as a seasoned guitarist, bassist and back-up vocalist on tours of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and the Southeastern U.S. with his hometown friend and mentor, Adam Hood.

Dallas Dorsey
As Adam began penning songs for Frank Liddell’s Carnival Music in Nashville, Dallas tagged along and watched his demos unfold at Omni Sound Studio. From a shared room at the Comfort Inn on Demonbreun, Dallas was encouraged to begin honing his own writing. Shortly thereafter, Dallas landed a meeting with Brightman Music producer Dave Cobb.

“Dave was looking for a guitarist and vocalist for The Wild Feathers, and Brent Cobb (Carnival Artist) passed it along to me on the grounds that he (Brent) did not want to be famous”, Dallas recalls with a laugh. Upon hearing Dallas’ song “Trouble” at an audition, Dave suggested making an album with producer Les Nuby at Ol Elegante Studios in Birmingham, Alabama. It took nearly four years, but the project finally came to fruition.

Dallas released his first full length album Come On, in June of 2014. Blake Ells, music writer for Weld at Birmingham, recently called Come On, “The heart of the modern South”, referring to the album’s mixture of musical styles ranging from outlaw country to Stax Records’ influenced soul. The album is a product of the musical environment that Dallas grew up in. “I wanted to make a record that sounded like The South, and embraced the musical culture that I grew up in.” Dallas explains. Come on describes a journey that we can all relate to, and it takes the listener along for the ride.

Song List

— Blake Ellis – Weld
“Time marches on” Tracey Lawrence
“I’ll think of something” Mark Chesnutt – Hank Jr
“Angel From Montgomery” John Prine
“you can have the crown” Sturgill Simpson
“have you ever seen the rain” – CCR
“Proud Mary” – Ike and Tina Turner
“Breakdown” Tom Petty and Heartbreakers
“Sail on” Commodores
“Suspicious Minds” Elvis
“Blame the vain” Dwight Yoakam

“ Brand new good bye song” Waylon Jennings
“are you sure hank done it this way” Waylon Jennings
“Been a long time leaving” Waylon Jennings
“lonesome h’onry and mean” Waylon Jennings
“Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” Willie Nelson
“Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys” – Willie Waylon
“Lay down sally” Clapton
“Tulsa Time” Don Williams
“Killing the blues” Rolan Sally
“Going Down”- Freddie King
“Got me doing what you want” Jimmy Reed
“Dead Flowers” The Rolling Stones

“One more kiss before I go” Ryan Adams
“Come pick me up” Ryan Adams
“Ophelia” The Band
“Something” The Beatles
“Fast as you” Dwight Yoakam
“The weight” The Band
“Into the mystic” Van Morrison *Key of D*
“ Refugee” Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
“Seminole wind” John Anderson
“Miss you” The Rolling Stones

“The Breeze” JJ Cale/Skynyrd
“Think I’ll just stay here and drink” Merle Haggard
“Rambling fever” Merle Haggard
“all my exes live in texas” George Strait
“Blues man” Hank Jr
“Curtis Loew” Skynyrd

“Folsom Prison Blues” Johnny Cash
“Guitars, Cadillacs” Dwight Yoakam
“Memphis Tennessee” Chuck Berry/Johnny Rivers
“Doves cry” Prince
“Purple rain” Prince
“hallelujah” – Leonard Coen- Jeff Buckley
“Good friday” Black Crowes
“The night they drove ol dixie down” The Band
“lyin’ eyes” The Eagles
“sweet home alabama” Skynyrd
“dixieland delight” Alabama
“moonlight mile” The Rolling Stones
“Brown Sugar” The Rolling Stones
“papa loved mama” Garth Brooks
“Honky tonkin” Hank Sr

“riding with the king” john hiatt – eric clapton
“old love” -eric clapton
“promises” – eric clapton
“baby things change” – dwight yoakam
“Night moves” Bob Seger
“life by the drop” SRV – Doyle Bramhall
“heard it through the grapevine” – Marvin Gaye – CCR
“So far away” Dire Straits
“it ain’t easy being me” Chris Knight
“honky tonk women” The Rolling Stones
“little wing” Jimi Hendrix
“long black veil” The Band – Lefty Frizzell
“Beast of Burden” The Rolling Stones

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