Publisher's note: Washington resident, Dustin Dixon, released his compilation of New Age songs, entitled "Weekend Warrior," and Beaufort County NOW has the full album for your listening pleasure.
Here below are the words and music of the Sun of Vacation that inspires a new age sense of how music may soothe the savage beast.
Let me just start by thanking you for reading this, and hopefully listening to Weekend Warrior, the first full-length production by Suns of Vacation. Suns of Vacation is me, Dustin Dixon. This project was a solo venture, save a little help from a friend on bass (see credits).
I approached this album with great caution, as I was wary to delve in and end up with a product I was merely satisfied with. I am pleased to present you with the tracks as they are. If you're looking for Sinatra style crooning or some insane Van Halen shredding, you may be disappointed, but if you're in search of some chill, instrumental guitar tracks, then look no further.
The album is set up as a soundtrack to scenes from a week's vacation, starting on a Sunday with "A Beach Sketch." The trip continues with "Suns of Vacation," the anthemic eponymous track and continuing with "Holiday Sedan," which is dedicated long car rides through lonely towns and over big bridges. "Yard Sale" picks up with a pleasant surprise along the way, and "Winter Warmer" serves as an interlude, some party... somewhere. The story wraps up with Meadow/Lake, a haunting and relaxing convergence of tone and two streets. Finally, it's Saturday and the trip is over. It had to end sometime "... and it is no more." Enjoy.
All songs written, composed, produced, performed & recorded by Dustin Dixon
Guitar - Dustin Dixon
Bass - Tim Boyer (on "Suns of Vacation")
Weekend Warrior is dedicated to seagulls, sandcastles, The Atlantic Ocean, nice dogs, tide pools, car rides, screened-in porches, day drinking & friends.
Tim for playing bass on "Suns of Vacation"
James, for lending me the bass
Walter, for lending James that same bass
Sean, for your love and support along the way
Mom, for everything you've ever done for me
Dad, for the guitar that made all this possible
Mira, for giving me a little inspiration to work
You, for listening and reading about this project
and my wife, Brandia. I love you so much.
I love you all. Thank you. - D
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This post appears courtesy of our sister site, Beaufort County NOW, with their expressed permission.