Dick Weissman
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Dick Weissman

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Discography

Solo (2005)
Reflections
New Traditions

3 albums with The Journeymen (Capital Records)

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Bio

Dick Weissman has worked in the music business as a studio musician, songwriter, and as a composer for film and television. He was a founding member of the folk-pop group The Journeymen with Scott McKenzie and John Phillips, and since then he has performed and toured widely, expecially in the Rocky Mountain and Pacific Northwest regions. Some of the venues or organizations he has performed for include the Music Association of Swallow Hill in Denver, the Portland FolkMusic Society, the Winnipeg Folk Festival and the Stormy Weather Festival in Cannon Beach, Oregon. He has recorded six solo CD's, primarily of instrumental music, with occasional songs.

Dick is particularly noted for his original banjo and guitar instrumentals. The current (Summer, '06) issue of Sing Out! Reviews his current CD Solo praises his 'fascinating approach to banjo and guitar, and Dirty Linen magazine, in reviewing on of his earlier CD's referred to him as a "five string master." His instrumental music blends elements of traditional folk music with blues, bluegrass, jazz and world music. He also includes an original song or two in his performances.

He is the author of twelve published books about music and the music business, and was a winner of the Deems Taylor ASCAP Music Critics Award. He was an Associate Professor in the Music & Entertainment Industry program at the University of Colorado at Denver. Professor Ronald Cohen in reviewing Dick's current book; Which Side Are You On: An Inside History of the Folk Music Revival in America, described the book as "first to give an overview of folk music since the 1060's."