Straight Ahead

by Derek Dallenger

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Waterford 06:37
Kirishima 07:46
City Dreams 07:25


All tracks on this album were written on Tim Donahue signature model fretted and fretless electric harp guitars ( and very prominently feature the Chapman Stick and Alto Stick. (

While these are excellent solo instruments in their own right, my aim with these recordings has been to blend the individual sonic textures of them together so that they interact or interweave as an ensemble to produce the overall sound.

I don't know where the music came from, it just seemed to come out of the harp guitars and then evolve and come to life as the Stick parts were added...

Thanks for listening.


released June 1, 2018

Graphics and photo design by Darren Chilton (

Drums/percussion : loops & virtual drummer

Stick and Chapman Stick are registered trademarks of Stick Enterprises Inc., U.S.A.


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Derek Dallenger Miyakonojo, Japan

I've been playing music since childhood one way or another, and have made a number of recordings and played live in a wide variety of situations over the years. The Chapman Stick since 1991, and now also Tim Donahue electric harp guitars for the last few years, have proved to me to be such outstandingly excellent instruments that I haven't wanted to do much else except play them. ... more

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