Dan Rickabus and Friends

Dan Rickabus and Friends

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Dan Rickabus & Friends is eclectic musical sound created by a Michigander with the help of a family of musicians. The songs are written mostly on Ukulele and utilize elements from the indie-pop, folk, rock, alternative and experimental genres. You can hear more at myspace.com/danrickabusandfriends

Biography

Influences: Love, Questions, Nature, Space... the Beatles, Radiohead, DMB, My Morning Jacket, Sufjan Stevens, Iron & Wine, Ben Harper, Pink Floyd, Incubus, Fleet Foxes, Sigur Ros, Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole.

Lyrics

Happy People

Written By: Dan Rickabus

HAPPY PEOPLE
Music & Lyrics by Dan Rickabus

Last night I saw the moon gaze down,
He shouted as he downed a frown
He said, where’s all the happy people?

Cause everybody’s making a war
But no one knows what theirs is for
Oh where, where’s all the happy people?

Work, buy it, sell it, run it around,
It leaves no time to just sit down and say hey man,
Where’s all the happy people?

You hate your family, you hate your friends
So who is left to love in the end?
Oh where, where’s all the happy people?

We’re building cities, we’re burning trees
If we expand, we’ll get paid for the week
We’ll never know, where’s all the happy people?

One complication she cries all night
When there’s no misery here in sight
Tell me where, where’s all the happy people?

We buy it, sell it, throw it away
It leaves no time to speak up and say
Hey Man, where’s all the happy people?

The heavy burdens we lay on ourselves
Are not so heavy on dusty shelves
Tell me where, where’s all the happy people?

Ahh, ahh, ahh………

Discography

The project's second record, entitled "the Endless Everchanging," is in nearing the end of recording, with a tentative release date of February 9th, 2009. You can obtain a copy of DR & Friends' first record "Trails Ahead" for free by sending a message with the subject "Trails." Thanks for your support!

Set List

Have done sets from 30min to 3-4 hours both covers and originals