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2015 scheduled performance


Just Busking Around Tour

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Washington to California


PK Dwyer & Co. are busking the scenic route from Waterland to the Humboldt Redwood Forest!


News & Notes

King Pin Head Music presents:  
Get Some for Free!
We are proud and happy to be offering Free PK Dwyer music downloads and our Spring offerings are truly something special!  Whether you call these rarities from 1976 Folk or Americana this is absolutely some of the best acoustic music to come out of the Pacific Northwest in the 1970s.  Tell all your Friends . . . Share & Recommend!  These three lovely tunes with be available for free download until the end of May.  Check back here on the Home Page or sign up for the e-mail list to be notified when new songs are posted.  We're in the process of digging through the archives and will be featuring vintage, obscure, and unreleased PK Dwyer musical gems.  Stay Tuned!

Our Genius Logo was designed by Carson Michaels / Looking Glass Graphics - Seattle 

1970s Folk & Americana: Seattle Style 

Only a few days left for the Free Music Downloads of Dandy Annie, Rice Bowl Cafe and That You So Richly Deserve.  Get 'em right here at the Top of the Home page. . .  three superb but virtually forgotten acoustic gems penned by PK Dwyer and beautifully sung by PK Dwyer & Donna Beck.  New Free Music Downloads will be posted June 2nd - check in next week for new tunes!

vinyl 45 sleeve Dandy Annie / Drawbridge
released 1976  Seattle, Washington

limited number of original vinyl 45 available
comes with iconic photo sleeve
vinyl is in good, playable condition
price & shipping info:

Throw Back Thursday 

PK Dwyer busking his super fine blues in Central Park, New York City - 2007.  PK became such a regular sight performing in Central Park that Levin Playground came to be known as PK's Place [2006 - 2010]  Thank You for this wonderful video time capsule of the song No Longer My Girlfriend!

James Michael Levin playground is located at East 76th Street in New York City's Central Park

Going There 

This summer PK Dwyer will proudly be performing his Cosmic American Blues at the 2nd Annual Roslyn Art Festival in downtown Roslyn, Washington.  This year the RAF takes place Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23 with a juried art show, artisan booths, live music and a Saturday night reception & wine tasting.  Details on PK's performance to be announced soon.  Stay Tuned! 

Cast of Characters 

Seattlte-ites, and folks-in-the-know, have long been aware Musical Mastermind Eric Apoe's annual Cafe Allegro Street Fair Showcase is one of the most interesting & entertaining aspects of University Street Fair Weekend.  This year folk & blues busker extraordinaire PK Dwyer joins the fray with a performance on Sunday, May 17 @ 3:30 pm.  A rare chance to hear PK's blues indoors!

What:  An eclectic and varied line-up of some of Seattle's DIY & Indie Music Artists.
When:  Saturday, May 16 & Sunday, May 17 from 1 - 7 pm
Where:  Cafe Allegro!  4214 University Way NE [alley entrance]  Seattle, Washington 

Art Up & Chow Down 

It's time to Art Up & Chow Down @ the PhinneyWood Art Walk this evening from 6:00 - 9:00 pm!  Look for acoustic folk blues sensation PK Dwyer busking his original & rowdy tunes around 74th & Greenwood Avenue N.  If the music moves you please show PK some Love & Tip him Hearty!
PhinneyWood Art Walk is a year round event held the second Friday of every month in the Phinney & Greenwood neighborhoods of Seattle, Washington

Woly. It's the Market. 

PK Dwyer will be busking his Cosmic American Blues at the West Olympia Farmers' Market on their Opening Day!  That's this Tuesday, May 12 @ 1919 Harrison Avenue NW in West Central Park from 4 - 7 pm.  The Woly Market might not be the biggest farmers market around but it rivals the best of them with a selection of super fine vendors including 8 Arms Bakery, GRuB and Olykraut,  just to name a few.  

If you know what's good for you, you'll be there! 
Woly Farmers Market
Remember to show PK Dwyer some Love and Tip him Hearty!

Celebrate 420! 

Here are The Jitters performing at Seattle's first Hemp Fest in 1979!  The first Seattle Hemp Fest took place in the Capitol Hill neighborhood at Volunteer Park.  As you can see, this awesome photo was used as the back cover of The Jitters Cd reissue After All, It IS 1980!  

The Jitters pictured left to right:  Dave Hutchison on bass - the incomparable and electrified PK Dwyer front & center - Rick Tassin on drums - Pete Pendras on guitar - and Donna Beck

Renegade Busking 

Yesterday PK Dwyer & his crew decided to crash the Mt Vernon Tulip Festival Street Fair for a day of sunshine and busking.  It worked out to be a Go so Team Dwyer will be heading up North again today - Saturday, April 18 - for another day of fun & sun and PK busking his Cosmic American Blues!  
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

The MV Tulip Festival Street Fair features local artisans and craft vendors and, of course, Tulips galore!  This weekend the Hawaiian Donut Stand will be seeing long lines but you can entertain yourself with People Watching as there will be plenty of hippies, hipsters and characters of all types making the scene.

PK will aim to set up in his usual spot: near the Democrats Office across the street from the Skagit Valley Food Co-op and he'll be starting up around 11:00 am.  Stop past to hear some lively Sidewalk Hipster Blues before shopping at the Co-Op or as you wind your way through the Street Fair.  Show PK Dwyer some Love today & Tip him Hearty!  Don't forget to score a Free Sticker!

While performing on Friday PK had the pleasure of meeting & talking with Peace Wizard John C Bromet  We should all be inspired by the Peace Wizard and strive towards Peace and the Enlightenment of Humanity through kindness and compassion.  And, because April 22 is Earth Day, let us all take a moment to consider our footprint and the mark we are leaving on our little planet; we must remember to Love Our Mother Earth because Everyday is Earth Day.  Seriously.
Peace Wizard: John C Bromet  
photographer: Richard Lewis [May 2009]
photo courtesy John C Bromet

Throw Back Thursday 

An appropriate photo to go along with the new music downloads posted for Spring: PK Dwyer & Donna Beck in Pioneer Square [Seattle] 1975.  PK & Donna not only had beautiful songs and the voices to go with them - they were the complete package with the looks too.  A beautiful snapshot of the era!
photo courtesy Steve Beardon