Dominique Garcia

Dominique Garcia

 Portland, Oregon, USA
BandR&BSoul

i'm a singer-songwriter inspired by a mix of( beatle-esc) pop, soul and country/ folk my songs tend to be soulful and nostalgic -often inspired by themes of hope and humanity .. my favorite compliment so far was that my sound was like a mix of freddie fender and stevie wonder..

Biography

I grew up in rural Texas and moved to Austin at the age of 16. 7 years later i moved to Portland Oregon- home of my favorite singer-songwriter at the time(Eliott Smith)
southern ...sparse,honest and nostalgic are good adjectives for my songs
some of my influences are Van Morrison
Stevie Wonder , the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen,Cat power Elliot Smith,Joni Mitchell. Crystal Gayle.,Texas sunsets, wildflowers..
and blackbirds in the sun..


Lyrics

Peace of Mind

Written By: Dominique Garcia

the evening's gonna come
my little darling

the rain's gonna pour down
and sometimes the only thing

you were holding on to
is gonna give out
and no one's gonna be around...

but don't you cry
no don't you mind it
just hold your head up high
and you'll find
you're the only answer
to your peace of mind

summer days
always come to an end

and those winter grays
they're gonna bend your mind

you're lookin'
but you can't find it
no don't you mind it

don't you mind it
no,don't you cry
just hold your head up high
and your gonna find
you're the only master
of your peace of mind.

little bird

Written By: dominique garcia

oh little bird
before you fly away
won't you sing me a song.

won't you sing me a song
before you fly away .

won't you sing me a sweet melody
before you fly away
and i'm gonna remember you
when i look at the moon..

o little bird i've gotta dream in my mind
oh tell do you still think i got the time
befor you fly
before you fly away won't you sing me a song

won't you sing a sweet melody before you fly away
and i'm gonna remember you when i look at the moon.
hmmm

Adam's song

Written By: Dominique Garcia

i'm not tired of trying
not tired of giving
and after all the tears i've cried --since i've been here on this earth -i'm so glad for living.

you said you loved me
it wasn't always true
my spirit broke
and blew away in the wind
and that's when i knew...

i'll fly with other birds
and so will you.

the morning enters
the room is a hazy glow
god loves us all like little babies -making angels in the snow.

i hope you love-
so deeply that your heart
tears at the seams
until it's big enough to fit all of your dreams ....
until it's big enough to fit all of your dreams.

Set List

my favorite covers are
13- big star/elliot smith
chelsea hotel- leonord cohen
still waters- emmy lou harris
east texas- michelle shocked
4th of july - cat power
my originals are a mix of folk-soul ,some indie-style tunes and a little gospel on piano.
sets run 2 hours to 45 minutes depending on the gig-
i have a set on guitar only-
for times when a keyboard/piano isn't possible.