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The Love We Build

by Dakota Blonde

Sweet and fun Acoustic Americana Music with tight harmonies and a folk and bluegrass flair.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Love We Build
3:02 $0.99
2. Mary's Waltz
3:53 $0.99
3. Good Things
4:53 $0.99
4. Only You
3:58 $0.99
5. Poor Boy's Delight
4:17 $0.99
6. Gulf Coast Highway
3:18 $0.99
7. That's All Me
3:42 $0.99
8. Dear Old Love
3:47 $0.99
9. I've Just Seen a Face
2:39 $0.99
10. Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
3:59 $0.99
11. All Is Well with You and Jesus, Jon
4:47 $0.99
12. Follow the Child
5:58 $0.99
13. Love and Happiness
3:59 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Love We Build - Dakota Blonde is excited for the release of their 5th CD! "The Love We Build" is fast becoming long-time Blonde-Heads "new favorite!" It is a carefully thought out compilation of originals, written by Dakota Blonde's Mary Huckins, along with several special cover tunes that certainly won't disappoint fans who have grown accustom to that special twist only Dakota Blonde can put on a cover! The 13 tracks are the perfect blend of songs that will provide the soundtrack for life and all it brings your way. Mary, Don & Tony are joined by all of their "regular band-mates" and even a few more on this studio recording...Ernie Martinez, Gordon Burt, Scott Bennett, Hannah Alkire, Pete Huttlinger, John Magnie, Ed Contreras & Chris Stongle. Done just right! It has all the magic of their earlier recordings... with a bit more experience under their belts. "The music on this CD is an extension of all of our souls, and you will hear that in every single note! This one holds an extra special place in our hearts, and we are excited to introduce you!" Recorded & Mixed at Raven Recording, Englewood, CO Mastered at Airshow by David Glasser, Boulder, CO. *This one is also award-winning... a finalist in the IAP Awards (Indie Acoustic Projects) out of Boulder, CO! *Amazing packaging, including a 26 page booklet with all lyrics and more! ( you might want to own a hard copy of this one!)

Dakota Blonde - “Soulful, delicate, powerful, insightful… all that and more,” are the words Michael Johnson (International recording artist/song-writer) uses to describe Dakota Blonde. “Highly addictive & absolutely contagious” is how their loyal & captivated audiences describe them! Any way you put it, Dakota Blonde, made up of Mary Huckins, Don Pinnella & Tony Raddell have certainly played and sung their way into countless hearts & souls around the globe! They met through their careers in Music Therapy, working with children and adolescents who are emotionally troubled. Therapy… yes… they have a special knack for including audiences in their music and finding the heart strings that music plays in all of us. This special capacity for empathy could explain the titanium bond the band quickly forms with their audiences. “Wonderful souls on and off the stage!” Performing originals and covers with their unique blend of heart, humor, authenticity and spirit, Dakota Blonde has had overwhelming success with all of their CD releases! … and they just keep ‘em coming! The group has received top honors for their song-writing, CD projects and performances across the country, and even internationally. You certainly won’t want to miss the opportunity to become a Blonde-Head!

“There are not many writers whose music and presentation moves me these days… then there’s Dakota Blonde. A group performing well written songs and singing them with heart & soul.”
-Pete Huttlinger, Instar Records, Nashville, TN
John Denver’s guitar player

“Sweetest acoustic sound around!”
-KCUV Radio, Denver, CO

“Dakota Blonde with Mary Huckins’ distinctive voice is one of those discoveries people will get excited about!”
-John McEuen, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The String Wizards

“Honest, warm, comfortable, fun and utterly unique. Quite simply the best night of music we have ever experienced.”
-Barrett Mountain Music, Taylorsville, NC

Available Dakota Blonde Recordings
‘Til They Fade – Wind Over Dakota Records ©1997
Something Simple – Wind Over Dakota Records ©2000
South Dakota Afternoon – Wind Over Dakota Records ©2003
Blonde Highlights “ Live” - Wind Over Dakota Records ©2008
By Heart “Live” – Mary Huckins with Pete Huttlinger ©2012
The Love We Build – Wind Over Dakota Records ©2013

Awards: Winner in the Walnut Valley Festival New Song Showcase (Winfield, KS); Finalist in The Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, MerleFest (Wilkesboro, NC); Finalist in the Independent Record Label Awards; IAP Award Finalist (Boulder, CO); Winner in the International CD Design Contest

Performed with: John McEuen, Jonathan McEuen, Jimmy Ibbotson, Jim Salestrom, Pete Huttlinger, Jim Horn, John Sommers,
John Magnie (The Subdudes), Chuck Pyle, Tom Kimmel, Celeste Krenz, Acoustic Eidolon, Hazel Miller, Rebecca Folsom,
Chris Daniels, Molly O'Brien & Rich Moore, Jon Chandler, Bob Sinclair, KC Groves (Uncle Earl), Wendy Woo,
Liz Barnez, Sally Barris, Megan Burtt, Michael Johnson…

Opener for: Nickel Creek, Nanci Griffith, Bruce Cockburn, Tony Furtado, Firefall, Tish Hinojosa, Tim O’Brien…

Venues/Festivals: Swallow Hill, Denver, CO; Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO; Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, Lyons, CO; Boulder Creek Festival, Boulder, CO; Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO; The People's Fair, Denver, CO; Nissis, Lafayette, CO; The Little Bear, Evergreen, CO; National Sports Center for the Disabled, Winter Park, CO; Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, KS; Desert Ridge Market Place, Phoenix, AZ; Willow Tree Festival, Gordon, NE; America Soul Live Recording, Arvada, CO; The Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver, CO; NYC (several locations);
Mt Rushmore Amphitheater, Black Hills, SD; The Shetland Reel Festival - The Shetland Islands, Scotland...



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