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New Song - Object Permanence - June 10, 2015

Yeah! We've finally uploaded Object Permanence. Amazing how long it took us, but it's been a rough few months. Last August we played for all our buddies in the park. Our good friend, Ed Summerfield, said to me as he was getting ready to go, "Liz, Object Permanence, we gotta record it." We recorded one Saturday in November and then went back in December to re-do a few things. Finally got the mix right after a few trips and lots of emails back and forth. Ed is amazing and patient and Adrienne always makes something wonderful to eat. Voila, our little song is born.

Lizzie does a reading June 14! - May 17, 2015

Elizabeth has been invited to read some of her pieces (and perform songs with David) at Expressions Gallery in Berkeley on June 14th! Some of her written work can be found at Digital Paper Wordpress. She will be selling copies of her book, Beauty Secrets of the Stars, as well as cd's from the band.

August 30th Live in the park! - August 5, 2014

Yeah! DCM has booked Elk Glen for a big picnic on August 30th. We'll be playing all the old chestnuts, as well as a few new songs we've been working on. Can't wait to see everybody and play out under the trees.

Home bodies. - February 9, 2013

Yep, It's been forever. We're not playing out anywhere - just not in the mood to perform. But we're still writing and working on songs. Still love you, honest.

Hey, a new Dreamchair Movie! - July 15, 2011

Look for the newest DCM video on YouTube -
Robert Duarte, our wonderful percussionist and visual artist has done it again. This time with a special cameo performance by the incomparable BARBIE herself! Check it out.

The Way Things Are - May 21, 2011

Finally!! Our new cd is done and ready and gorgeous. Come get 'em. Many thanks to our friend Ed Summerfield for recording us, helping us mix, and feeding us great lunches. Great graphic production by Jim Velier.

Recording with Ed Summerfield - October 17, 2010

There's a crisp breeze blowing the clouds in this morning and your pals on the dreamchair are sleepy indeed. We've spent the last two Saturdays recording at the home studio of our long-time buddy, Ed Summerfield. Ed is a gifted musician and has lately been trying his hand at recording some of his lucky friends in his home-made studio. Not only do we get to enjoy the hospitality (and home cooking) of Ed's amazingly kind wife, Adrienne and the company of his two gorgeous daughters (and the dogs), we've also been fortunate to be able to use Tom Rettig's fabulous microphones. Most of the basic tracks for eleven new songs are finished. Next weekend we finish off the vocals and add Lizzie's bone dancing wood percussion parts. A new Dreamchair Music cd? Give us time, it should be in the works as soon as we get the new music mixed. Maybe Jim Velier will do the art work for us again?!

2009 Folk Fest - June 13, 2009

We had a blast playing at the fabulous free Folk Fest today! New location at the Presidio Middle School (30th and Geary Sts.) so much better. Richard Rice is a wonderful (if crazy) human being!

spring fever - February 28, 2009

We're planning to emerge from our winter hibernation with some spring and summer appearances. Keep in touch! Look for new video, Clown's Pants, at robertjduarte's movies on YouTube.

Dreamchair Music videos on YouTube - February 15, 2009

Our wonderful drummer, Robert Duarte, has a sideline. He's been making short movies for some time now. Recently Robert finished two movies that are posted on YouTube. One is a video for "One Way Streets," with scenes from SF's inner Richmond District. The other is for "Strange Warm Love." It's very beautiful. Robert's done a great job with a small camera! Go to YouTube and look for movies by robertjduarte. You'll find these two, along with two Banjo Medly movies. Happy birthday, Robert!

Folk Festival - April 27, 2007

dcm has been invited to play at the SF Free Folk Festival this June. The festival will be held at City College on Phelan Ave. this year. Lots of great musicians and artists. Should be a lot of fun. Weekend of June 16th. Dreamchair will be playing in the Bungalow at 5:30 on the 16th.

Odalisque revisted. - February 14, 2007

Just in time for Valentine's Day (and Robert's birthday), our gorgeous re-issue of the 1999 release Odalisque is here! If you haven't heard it, check out the cuts available at this site. Odalisque features bouzouki and mandolin by David and flute and keyboard by the late (and great) Dennis Hawley. Soon to be available at this site, email us at if you'd like us to send you one.

Odalisque at the factory!! - January 20, 2007

Our 1999 release, Odalisque, is currently at the manufacturers for re-issue in early Spring. This cd was our return to recording after some years while David recovered his chops after a painful disability. The music is heavily influenced by the traditional music of Central Asia and North Africa and features mandolin, bouzouki and the flute and keyboard contributions of our late buddy Dennis Hawley. Odalisque contains the song, "Sphinxes," which you can hear here on our website.

Cafe Brainwash - January 15, 2007

Dreamchair Music had a great time playing at Cafe Brainwash on Sunday, Jan. 14th. It was great to see lots of old friends. Thanks for coming out. Got to see the wonderful Walkershaws (GoVanGogh) and our old pal Ed Summerfield with his daughter, Haley. (Eddie played bass for us on Rope of Feathers in 1993!) We last played Brainwash in 1991, the night Miles Davis passed away. Richard Bryan, our bass player had a spooky picture of Miles behind the screen of his bass amp. Memories!

Make Out Room - November 11, 2006

This Monday, Nov. 13th, we'll be playing at the Make Out Room in San Francisco. Show starts around 7:45 and we'll play till 8:30, or until they drag us off the stage.

Benefit at Theatre Brava - August 11, 2006

dcm has been asked to play a benefit at the Brava Theatre, 24th and York Sts., SF on Sept. 26. The event is 6-10 and we'll probably go on about 6:30. We're very excited to be part of this benefit for ICHO, community health organization that supports people with HIV/AIDS.

Re-release of "Home" - August 11, 2006

Our 2004 cd release, "Home" is now available. If you bought a copy of Home as a cdr, we are happy to replace it for free with a new cd. Contact us at We hope to have Home available through cdBaby very soon. For now you can buy it at Amoeba on Haight Street.

Another evening at Cafe International - July 18, 2006

We had so much fun at the Hootenanny that Zarah asked us to return for a dreamchair music evening at Cafe Int. on Aug. 12th.

Dreamchair at the Hootenany - July 1, 2006

Dreamchair Music and others will be playing Sat, July 8th at the Hootenany. Show takes place from 7 to about 10:30 at the Cafe International on Haight at Fillmore.

Creek's Risin' Now Available - July 1, 2006

Our latest cd, "Creek's Risin" is available now. You can order through cdBaby. It's also in Amoeba Music and

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