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We are proud and happy to be offering Free PK Dwyer Music downloads and this time we are inviting you to the weird and wonderful world of The Hollywood Dick Doll Revue!  Yes indeed folks, if you've ever wondered what all the fuss over PK Dwyer's alter-ego Hollywood Dick Doll was about here is your chance to find out with 2 acoustic oddities originally put out by The CooP: Fast Folk Musical Magazine: The Bottom LIne and Post Orifice* [*some may find the song Post Orifice offensive - listen at your own discretion]

The CooP was an esteemed songwriter exchange spearheaded by the late Jack Hardy that ran from 1982 - 1997 in New York City.  Jack Hardy took quite a bit of flack from some of the more stodgy members of the folk community for including Hollywood Dick Doll but many others loved the energy and creativity of The Revue with folk luminaries David Blue, Richie Havens, Suzanne Vega, Erik Frandsen, Dave Van Ronk, David Massingill [and of course] Jack Hardy among the fans.  These 2 unique tunes will be available for Free until the end of September. 
We hope you enjoy!  See also: Hollywood Dick Doll Revue publicity photo and Hollywood & Peter!

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Mighty PK & His Blues @ Roslyn Art Festival 

PK Dwyer will proudly be performing his Cosmic American Blues at the 2nd Annual Roslyn Art Festival! 

PK will play on Saturday, August 22 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm @ Roslyn Yard Park Stage.  Art Festival Events include Hands-on Youth Activities & Try-it Stations for Folks of all ages -  Artisan Booths - and Fabulous Live Music!  After PK's performance on Saturday there will be a Juried Art Show Reception and Wine Tasting 7:00 - 9:30 pm.  Be There!

What?  2nd Annual Roslyn Art Festival  *  Where?  Downtown Roslyn, Washington

When? Saturday, August 22 - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm and Sunday, August 23 11:00 am - 4:00 pm  *  Saturday Evening Reception and Wine Tasting 7:00 - 9:30 pm

Music Stage located @ Roslyn Yard Park [near The Brick Saloon]

Need more info?  web:  Roslyn Art Festival  tel:  509 649-2223

Seattle Street Style: 1978 

PK Dwyer and Donna Beck epitomized the Seattle Sound and Style throughout the 1970s.  Here are PK & Donna looking like the coolest kids in town at the Pike Place Market - Spring 1978.  Listen to Dwyer & Beck perform Live on the KRAB Music Archive [Music of Seattle's Taverns: originally aired April 6, 1976] . . .  Coming soon: That You So Richly Deserve & Rice Bowl Cafe available as a digital 45 . . .
photographer: Richard Greene
photos courtesy Richard Greene and Donna Beck

Free Fast Folk from Hollywood Dick Doll! 

Hi-Ho!  New Free Music Downloads just posted:  King Pin Head Music proudly invites you to experience the wacked, weird, and wonderful world of PK Dwyer's alter-ego Hollywood Dick Doll and The Hollywood Dick Doll Revue!  The featured tracks are: The Bottom Line and Post Orifice* - 2 acoustical cabaret rarities originally released by The CooP: Fast Folk Musical Magazine.

The CooP was a songwriter exchange and cooperative dedicated to rejuvenating the folk music scene in New York City [and the surrounding area] that published a combination Record and Music Magazine from 1982 - 1997.  In 1984 The CooP became formally known as The Fast Folk movement.  In 1999 The Smithsonian Institute acquired the master recordings and the Fast Folk catalog was reissued on Compact Disc by Folkways Recordings.  Cd reissues also come with a reproduction of the original corresponding magazine.

Below are the Front & Back covers of the Fast Folk issues that featured songs by The Hollywood Dick Doll Revue . . .

Note that The Hollywood Dick Doll Revue was the opening act for Peter Tork [of The Monkees!] on Saturday, July 3, 1982 at The Speakeasy.  There it is:  The Bottom Line  Song #4 on Side 2

Hollywood Dick Doll was the Headliner at The Speakeasy on Thursday, April 21, 1983.  Post Orifice*  is Song #4 on Side 2 [some may find the song Post Orifice offensive - listen at your own discretion]

Throw Back Thursday 

Tape Label from a Live After Hours Performance that took place at the KRAB FM studio in Seattle, Washington on March 22, 1976 [Hosted & Produced by Judith Hadley].  The Session was titled Radio Speakeasy: Music of Seattle's Taverns and you can listen here! KRAB Music Archive  Artists featured are:  PK Dwyer & Donna Beck - Barbara Bush - and R Bailey.  The program runs a little over an hour & the Music is Amazing!  Thank You KRAB and the Jack Straw Foundation for putting this incredible musical time-capsule out there!


PK Dwyer and a rapt audience of one at the Pike Place Market on Sunday July 19, 2015 . . . this young fan was enraptured by PK & his Cosmic American Blues and kept ignoring his Mother's attempts to leave the Market . . . Sunday was an awesome and stupendous day for PK!  Many Folks showed Ol' PK some Love and did indeed Tip Hearty!  Thank You Seattle Residents . . . Visitors . . . and the Wonderful Pike Place Market.  You Rock!

Did You Know?  PK Dwyer performs approximately 200 dates per year at the Seattle Pike Place Market and is most often there in what is considered the off season [late September - April] During the Summer months look & listen for PK & His Blues at the PPM on Sundays.  Note to Fellow Buskers: permits are required to Busk at the Pike Place Market.  Get the lowdown here: Become a Busker


What does the future hold for songwriter, creative force, and blues busker extraordinaire PK Dwyer? . . .

Specially scheduled performances at Seattle's Taproot Theater / Stage Door Cafe as part of Taproot's production of John-Michael Tebelak's Godspell.  PK will be performing at the Stage Door Cafe on Friday, July 31 and also closing night Saturday, August 15 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.  204 N 85th Street - Seattle, Washington.  A rare opportunity to catch PK's Blues indoors!  
More info: Taproot Theatre

A Plethora of Farmers Markets!  Mighty PK has many [many!] scheduled appearances coming up at a variety of PNW Farmers Markets including a special invitation for an encore performance at the Carnation, WA Farmers Market on Tuesday, July 21 @ 4:00 pm.  Mr Dwyer has added a handful of New Markets to his roster this year and will be making debut appearances at the Shoreline Farmers Market on Saturday, August 8 @ 10 am and the Fife [Washington] Farmers Market on Friday, August 14 @ 4:00 pm . . . please support our awesome Washington Farmers, Crafters, and Buskers and remember PK has scheduled Markets throughout the entire year! . . . check in on the Home page or Events page for the full scope & scoop on PK Dwyer's scheduled appearances and on other days look for PK busking his bluesy heart out at the Seattle Pike Place Market or our own B-Town Trader Joe's . . .

New Free Music downloads wil be posted August 2nd . . . stay tuned!

PK Dwyer performing at the 2nd Annual Roslyn Art Festival -- August 22 & 23!  Details 

In the works:  Two Vintage Folk tunes from Dwyer & Beck [circa 1976] coming soon to bandcamp along with PK Dwyer's entire Blues Catalogue.  Tour Notes from the Just Busking Around Tour will be posted soon to The Back Page & Jitters Trivia Contest coming in Rocktober -- be prepared!

Projects & Projections: PK will be in the Recording Studio at Garey Shelton Productions November 3 & 4 and King Pin Head Music expects to unveil a brand new album of PK Dwyer's stupendous original blues in February 2016. 

Just Busking Around Tour! 

On June 18th, 2015 PK Dwyer embarks on the Just Busking Around Tour!  Travel dates: June 18 through June 30.  Scope: Waterland [Washington] to the Humbolt Redwood Forest [Northern California].  

Yep, for the first time in several years PK Dwyer is hitting the road and -- along with his trusty road crew --  will be busking his Cosmic American Blues down the West Coast via scenic Highway 101.  PK & Co. will be starting off with a few days  on the Washington Long Beach Peninsula!  Look for Mighty PK and Listen for his Blues in and around the town of Seaview & the lively arts scene in Westport.

Next, you'll be able to catch PK busking his bluesy heart out in the beautiful state of Oregon.  Keep your ears open for Sidewalk Hipster Blues in and around the towns of Seaside, Tillamook, Newport and Golden Beach.  Mr & Mrs D will then spend some time visiting old haunts in Northern California, exploring the Humbolt Redwood Forest and of course PK will be out & about busking his super fine blues!  Be on the lookout & listen for PK in Crescent City, Eureka and the Fortuna area in gorgeous Northern Cal!

The return trip will find PK meandering his way back up the coast with side excursions to Ashland and Eugene, Oregon . . .
I wish I could tell y'all exactly when & where PK will be performing each day but that is impossible because he'll be 
Just Busking Around!

If the music moves you show PK Dwyer some Love & Tip him Hearty!  Score some awesome free stickers and free vintage PK Dwyer tunes!  And if you happen to spy PK & His Mighty Blues out on the road please send your photos and / or video to: 
Slated for 2016:  The Further Tour . . .
 Waterland to Mt. Tamalpias, California!

Hot Damn! 

Wahoo! & Oh Boy!  The Jitters are now on bandcamp . . .
Tell everyone you know!

Summer Pop 

King Pin Head Music presents:
Get some for Free!
We are proud & happy to be offering
Free PK Dwyer Music downloads!

New songs posted today for your supreme listening pleasure!  Three summer time tunes from PK Dwyer's 1997 out-of-print Cd release Get Well. Treat your ears to the rarities: It Just wasn't You - Love Starvation and After The Crisis.  These lovely pop songs feature yet another aspect of PK's musical persona and have been virtually unavailable for years. They'll be accessible here until mid/late July.  Don't delay . . . download today!
all songs written by © PK Dwyer / King Pin Head Music / ASCAP
recorded, mixed and produced by Michael Lord / 1997

Throw Back Thursday 

Publicity photo of The Hollywood Dick Doll Revue - 1983!  Hollywood Dick Doll gets a lift from the Assettes . . . pictured left to right:  Annie Reed - PK Dwyer as Hollywood Dick Doll - and Carrington MacDuffie.
image property of © PK Dwyer