• West Coast Music

    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

dwayne

A talented Canadian artist…

Dwayne Ford was born in Edmonton, Alberta on October 7th, 1949 to American parents. Dwayne has dual nationality and regards that distinction as his most valuable. Dwayne Ford began his professional music career in the early ’70s working with the Nomads. His next group was formed with bassist Terry Danko, guitarists Jim Atkinson and Hugh Brockie, and drummer Brian Hilton. They simply called the collaboration Atkinson, Danko and Ford.

It was with the latter that Ford recorded for the first time. There were other groups over the years and some notable solo work. Along the way, Ford, a guitarist, singer, drummer, and keyboardist, also became a popular session player.

A Canadian native, Ford was raised in Edmonton. He was little more than a teenager when he hit the road as a musician, working in a band for Ronnie Hawkins. Ford polished his musical skills while performing at clubs and concerts around Canada.

Throughout the ’70s he recorded a number of albums, including Friends With Bearfoot, Passing Time, and a self-titled group effort titled. He finished out the decade and started a new one working solo on two albums, Another Way to Fly and Needless Freaking.

He also completed a number of solo singles, such as “Everlasting Love,” “Roll Me Away,” “Stranger in Paradise,” “Hurricane,” and “We’ll Find a Way.”

For the last 10 years Dwayne has been performing in and around Palm Springs, California. In June of 2000, Dwayne moved back to Edmonton, declared Alberta residency, and built a brand new recording facility with a view toward film scoring and music composition.

You can read more about Dwayne Ford at his official website.

Discography

Dwayne Ford Extras (Special Edition)

DF 2016

Tracks: Can You Feel This, Fire In Your Heart, No Comfort, We Are The Ones, Listen Up, Paul Revere Feat. Dwayne Ford, Paul Revere Feat. Ron Wallace, Roll Me Way & Oh Holy Night.

Musicians on the Dwayne Ford Extras (Special Edition) album: Dwayne Ford, Paul Revere, Ron Wallace and others.

On The Other Side

Dwayne Ford Publishing 2009

Tracks: Please Don´t Say You Care, Any Fool With A Gun, Rio Stat (Instrumental), On The Other Side, Somebody Ought To, Any Fool With A Gun (Instrumental) & Who Did You Do To Us.

Musicians on the Some Day album: Dwayne Ford, Louis Sedmac, Steve Hoy, Bobby Cameron, Ken Chalmers, Mike Lent, Paul Shihada, Kent Sankster & Keith Zink.

Some Day

Dwayne Ford Publishing 2007

Tracks: Military Delight (Short Version), Scarborough Fair, Roses In The Morning, 10 Years On The Inside, Follow The Buffalo, No Prayer, Some Day, Great Divide, What Else Is A Man Supposed To Do, God I´m Glad To Be Here & Military Delight (Long Version).

Musicians on the Some Day album: Dwayne Ford, Louis Sedmac, Steve Hoy, Bobby Cameron, Ken Chalmers, Mike Lent, Paul Shihada, Kent Sankster & Keith Zink.

Another Way To Fly

Dwayne Ford Publishing 1997

Tracks: Ten Years On The Inside, No Prayer, Follow The Buffalo, This Is L.A., Another Way To Fly, Look To The East, Window To His Soul & God I’m Glad To Be There.

Musicians on the Another Way To Fly album: Dwayne Ford, Louis Sedmac, Bobby Cameron, Steve Hoy, Ken Chalmers, Mike Lent, Paul Shihada, Kent Sankster & Keith Zinc.

Needless Freaking

Epic Records 1982

Tracks: Lovin’ And Losin’ You, Am I Ever Gonna Find Your Love, Stranger In Paradise, The Hurricane, Midnight Ride, There’s A Life In Me, The American Blues & The Best Will Survive.

Musicians on the Needless Freaking album: Dwayne Ford, Steve Lukather, Jay Graydon, David Bendeth, Mike (Perry) Francis, Jeff Porcaro, Mike Baird, Barry Keane, Mike Porcaro, Neil Stubenhaus, Dennis Pendeth, David Foster, Earl Seymour & Patricia Gallant.

Needless Freaking

Sefel Records 1981

Tracks: Lovin’ And Losin’ You, Am I Ever Gonna Find Your Love, Stranger In Paradise, The Hurricane, Midnight Ride, There’s A Life In Me, The American Blues & The Best Will Survive.

Musicians on the Needless Freaking album: Dwayne Ford, Steve Lukather, Jay Graydon, David Bendeth, Mike (Perry) Francis, Jeff Porcaro, Mike Baird, Barry Keane, Mike Porcaro, Neil Stubenhaus, Dennis Pendeth, David Foster, Earl Seymour & Patricia Gallant.

Passing Time

Epic Records 1975

Tracks: There’s A Life In Me, Inside Track, Justine, Jukebox, Passing Time, I’m In Love With You, Cable To Carol, Good Book & To All The Millions.

Musicians on the Passing Time album: Dwayne Ford, Danny Mcbride, Gary Holt, Hugh Brockie, Malcom Tomlinson & Chris Vickery.

Bearfoot

Epic Records 1973

Tracks: Only A Soldier, Mark Twain, How Can I Prove It, I Used To Love Her Madly, Sweet Harmony, Quiet On The Water, Right On, Life Goes Too Fast, Take Me Home & Holy Holy Holy.

Musicians on the Bearfoot album: Dwayne Ford, Terry Danko, Kenny Malone & Jim Atkinson.

Friends With Bearfoot

Epic Records 1973

Tracks: Molly, St. Augustine, Lady from Baltimore, Bury Your Head in the Sand, With Your Thanks, Lecher’s Reign, Sweet Virginia, Drop Down Mama, The Train That I Ride On, Are You Going Somewhere & Friends.

Musicians on the Friends With Bearfoot album: Dwayne Ford, Terry Danko, Jim Atkinson, Brian Hilton & Hugh Brockie.

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