About Us

King Pin Head Music is a tiny music publisher, distributor and independent record label representing the works and song catalog of PK Dwyer.  

Promotional materials, song lists and lyrics are sent upon request.  

King Pin Head Music is not a retail storefront.  Operated by Team Dwyer!  
Located in Des Moines ♡ Washington 

ASCAP affiliated publisher since 1997
Micro label established 1999

kingpinheadmusic1@gmail.com
info@pkdwyer.com

Dwyer & Beck

The songs Dandy Annie and Drawbridge are vintage folk tunes from the PK Dwyer song catalog written and recorded 1975 - 76 in Seattle, Washington.  Both songs feature stellar vocals and harmony by PK Dwyer and Donna Beck.  Dandy Annie is backed by a slew of eclectic Pacific Northwest musicians of the era and was a minor radio hit upon release in 1976.  Drawbridge is notably backed by the critically acclaimed Kidd Afrika.

45 cover photo by Bill Tourigny

Listen to more from Dwyer & Beck:
KRAB-FM Seattle Music Archive:
Music of Seattle's Taverns
April 6, 1976

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  1. 1 The Apology 03:20 Info
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  2. 2 That You So Richly Deserve 03:50 Info
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  3. 3 Rice Bowl Cafe 04:54 Info
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  4. 4 Carmella part 1 [original studio recording 1978] 04:30 Info
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  5. 5 & If It's Alright 05:56 Info
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  6. 6 Dandy Annie 04:19 Info
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  7. 7 Drawbridge 05:14 Info
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The Breakout features PK Dwyer and Donna Beck in full-on Rock Star mode backed by a stellar band of Pacific Northwest Musical Luminaries.  Recorded Live! at The Fabulous Rainbow Tavern in 1978  [Seattle, Washington]  © Written by PK Dwyer  ℗ PK Dwyer & Donna Beck
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☆ PK Dwyer  vocals and guitar
☆ Donna Beck  vocals

Pete Pendras  guitar
Al Kaatz  guitar
John Seaburg  bass
Easy Eddie King  piano
Max Paul Schwennsen  saxophone
? Unknown  saxophone
Marty Vadalabene  drums
Pam Phillips  vocals
Annie Rose De Armas  vocals    

Producer: Ron Bailey
digital EP release September 2017
converted from the original at Garey Shelton Productions 2016
© & ℗ PK Dwyer / ASCAP / King Pin Head Music       

Check out the mini review of The Breakout on Sister Dorothy's Music blog

PK Dwyer's 2016 Blues Release

Released June 16  2016
Busker Do is a twenty-one minute acoustic powerhouse  featuring ten original blues, folk, and roots tunes written and performed by PK Dwyer.  The album was recorded in live single takes and sparely mixed at Garey Shelton Productions [Mercer Island, Washington] in November 2015 and March 2016.  The end result is a neat little concept album and an illuminating glimpse inside the Buskers Life and into the recent mindset of PK Dwyer.  PK's harmonica honks, hoots and trills.  The flat picking and finger picking guitar work is very fine.  This album is not slick [although the angry Get Along Well does sport a reverb effect].  It is raw and rollicking.  The recordings one song featuring slide guitar - Highway 99 - is an ode to the local road much traveled upon and a commentary on PK Dwyer's daily life.

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Album cover art:  Etchings by Ethan Lind.  Etchings are of PK Dwyer busking performances at Seattle Pike Place Market.
 

PK Dwyer's Blues Odyssey

 

 

 



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