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Feeling Fifteen Again – the story behind the song

The questions most often asked about the album ‘Feeling Fifteen Again’ and the title song is ‘Why Fifteen? What so special about 15?’.  My answer is simple; That’s when I first got hooked on performing music. Being naturally long-winded, here’s further explanation. When I was 15 years old,

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Brushes with Greatness; Greatness with Brushes

At the urging of Cat Brown, I went to Kamasi Washington’s concert at Legacy. An incredible performance of musicianship and powerful music. True masters, all. Very humbling, to be sure. Afterwards, Ronald Bruner Jr, one of Mr Washington’s two drummers approached me. “I saw you out there!”

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Gigs for DC Are Adding Up

The recording of my first solo album, ‘Feeling Fifteen Again’, triggered my creative juices. Since the beginning of 2019, I’ve been writing like never before – certainly  not since my time as an aspiring song-writer in Nashville on Music Row. (These new songs are far more personal

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Life Lessons

I’ve been asked why I’ve troubled myself to record an album of original songs at the age of 68. It’s hardly a time to start a new career after 25 years of teaching English as a foreign language in Taiwan. I should be doting over my grandkids,

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Sexagenarian Re-launches Music Career in Taiwan

Retired English teacher, DC Rapier, devotes his nest egg to his life-long dream of releasing his first solo album of original songs, ‘Feeling Fifteen Again’. At 68 years old, DC Rapier has delivered a baker’s dozen of diverse tunes ranging from country/gospel to rock with nods at

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