Update – July 8, 2022: dP has joined the musician rotation at Island Time Bar & Grill, located at the Columbia Island Marina, minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. on the Pentagon Lagoon. This oasis is a hidden gem just off the Mount Vernon bike trail near the Lady Bird Johnson Park.  Appearances scheduled throughout the summer of 2022 starting Saturday, July 16th.





Update – February 15, 2022: dP has rejoined local Northern Virginia classic rock band Homer’s Donut as they book gigs for 2022, with their next live performance in March 2022 in Leesburg, VA with others lined up through the summer into fall.  He is also pursuing solo gigs at various local venues and has updated his studio to begin recording additional original material for future internet releases.

Update – July 12, 2020:  dP’s day job still sapping most of his time, but just as he started to get a bead on Old Town Alexandria, VA music venues, the coronavirus pandemic kicked in.  He’s hunkering down with the rest of us until live music can once again be a reality.  Watch for occasional cover tune videos on this site and Youtube as he whips up some quick products in his studio to keep himself sane, while adding some more dance tunes to his repertoire.

Update – Aug 9, 2019:  All work and no play makes dP a dull boy……

Update – December 16, 2018:  dP and his studio have relocated to the heart of Old Town Alexandria, VA.  His day job has been hopping over the last several months, limiting time for creativity in the studio or adding to the performance schedule.  dP will be scoping music venues in Old Town in the coming months to identify places that are a good match for his talents.  Suggestions welcome—drop me a line at

Update – August 6, 2017:  dP’s debut EP entitled Musical Crisis is released!  The EP is available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Amazon, and several others.  Both the EP and dP merchandise are also available at Bandcamp.  Videos for three of the five EP songs are posted on dP’s YouTube channel.  It has been a long and rewarding journey with all elements of Musical Crisis being created solely by dP, to include writing, recording, producing, video production, and website development.  Please enjoy the music and spread the word!

Update – April 27, 2017:  Progress continues on the upcoming EP  with recoding complete for all five tracks.  Mixing and mastering underway to complete the EP, then videos will be created for posting to YouTube at time of the release.

Update – Sep 12, 2016:  dP has begun development of a 5 song EP in his studio.  The EP is scheduled for release in the summer of 2017.

dP’s Cover Song List – 125 and growing

Song Artist Year Genre
Africa Toto 1982 Pop
After The Love Is Gone Earth, Wind, & Fire 1979 R&B
Ain’t No Sunshine Billy Withers 1971 R&B
Always and Forever Heat Wave 1977 R&B
American Girl Tom Petty 1985 Rock
Any Way You Want It Journey 1980 Rock
Apologize OneRepublic 2007 Pop
Are You Gonna Be My Girl Jet 2003 Rock
Baba O’Riley The Who 1971 Rock
Bad Day Daniel Powter 2005 Pop
Billie Jean Michael Jackson 1982 Pop
Black Dog Led Zeppelin 1971 Rock
Blue Collar Man Styx 1978 Rock
Born To Be Wild Steppenwolf 1968 Rock
Boys Of Summer Don Henley 1984 Rock
Breathe Pink Floyd 1973 Rock
Brick House Commodores 1977 R&B
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison (Everclear) 1967 (2000) Rock
Cake By the Ocean DNCE 2015 Pop
Can’t Help Falling In Love Elvis Presley 1961 Pop
Can’t Stop the Feeling Justin Timberlake 2016 Pop
Carry On My Wayward Son Kansas 1976 Rock
Celebration Kool & The Gang 1980 R&B
Classic MKTO 2013 Pop
Cold As Ice Foreigner 1977 Rock
Come Sail Away Styx 1977 Rock
Crazy Seal 1991 Pop
Crocodile Rock Elton John 1973 Pop
Dance The Night Away Van Halen 1979 Rock
Danny Boy Elvis Presley 1976 Pop
Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough Michael Jackson 1979 Pop
Don’t Stop Believin’ Journey 1981 Rock
Don’t You Forget About Me Simple Minds 1985 Pop
Dream On Aerosmith 1973 Rock
Dream Weaver Gary Wright 1975 Rock
Dust In The Wind Kansas 1977 Rock
Dynamite Taio Cruz 2009 Pop
Faithfully Journey 1983 Rock
Feel Like Makin’ Love Bad Company 1974 Rock
Feeling That Way/Anytime Journey 1978 Rock
Feels Like The First Time Foreigner 1977 Rock
Foreplay/Longtime Boston 1976 Rock
Free Bird Lynyrd Skynyrd 1973 Rock
Get Lucky Daft Punk 2013 Pop
Give Me All Your Lovin’ ZZ Top 1983 Rock
Good Times Bad Times Led Zeppelin 1969 Rock
Happy Pharrell Williams 2013 Pop
Hard Day’s Night Beatles 1963 Rock
Have You Ever Seen The Rain? Creedence Clearwater Revival 1970 Rock
Hello Adele 2015 Pop
Hold The Line Toto 1978 Rock
Hotel California Eagles 1977 Rock
I’m Not In Love 10cc 1975 Pop
Imagine John Lennon 1971 Pop
Immigrant Song Led Zeppelin 1970 Rock
Jenny (867-5309) Tommy Tutone 1981 Pop
Jet Airliner Steve Miller Band 1977 Rock
Jump Van Halen 1984 Rock
King Of Pain The Police 1983 Rock
Ladies’ Night Kool & The Gang 1979 R&B
Let It Be Beatles 1970 Rock
Let’s Go The Cars 1979 Pop
Lido Shuffle Boz Scaggs 1976 Pop
Living On A Prayer Bon Jovi 1986 Rock
Locked Out of Heaven Bruno Mars 2012 Pop
Lonely Boy Andrew Gold 1976 Pop
Long Train Runnin’ Doobie Brothers 1973 Rock
Margaritaville Jimmy Buffet 1977 Pop
Michelle The Beatles 1965 Pop
Moondance Van Morrison 1970 Rock
More Than A Feeling Boston 1976 Rock
Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5 2010 Pop
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 1987 Pop
New York, New York Frank Sinatra 1979 Classic
Old Time Rock and Roll Bob Seger 1978 Rock
Peaceful Easy Feeing Eagles 1972 Rock
Piano Man Billy Joel 1973 Pop
Point Of No Return Kansas 1977 Rock
Pretty Woman Roy Orbison 1964 Rock
Proud Mary Creedence Clearwater Revival 1969 Rock
Purple Rain Prince 1984 Pop
Respect Aretha Franklin 1967 R&B
Rich Girl Hall & Oates 1977 Pop
Rocket Man Elton John 1972 Pop
Rocky Theme – Gonna Fly Now Bill Conti 1976 Pop
Rocky Mountain Way Joe Walsh 1973 Rock
Roundabout Yes 1971 Rock
Sara Smile Hall & Oates 1975 Pop
Second Hand Rose Barbra Streisand 1964 Classic
Sentimental Journey Doris Day 1945 Classic
Separate Ways Journey 1983 Rock
September Earth, Wind, & Fire 1979 R&B
Shake Your Booty KC & The Sunshine Band 1976 Disco
She’s Got A Way Billy Joel 1971 Pop
She’s So High Tal Bachman 1999 Pop
Shut Up And Dance Walk The Moon 2014 Pop
Side By Side Kate Starr 1952 Classic
Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole 1993 Pop
Stairway To Heaven Led Zeppelin 1971 Rock
Summer of ’69 Bryan Adams 1984 Rock
Superstition Stevie Wonder 1972 R&B
Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond 1969 Pop
Sweet Child o’ Mine Guns N’ Roses 1987 Rock
Sweet Emotion Aerosmith 1975 Rock
Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd 1973 Rock
Take Me Home, Country Roads John Denver 1971 Country Western
Take The Long Way Home Supertramp 1979 Pop
Takin’ Care Of Business Bachman Turner Overdrive (BTO) 1973 Rock
Takin’ It To The Streets Doobie Brothers 1976 Rock
Tequila Sunrise Eagles 1973 Rock
The Sound Of Silence Simon & Garfunkel 1965 Pop
Thriller Michael Jackson 1982 Pop
Tragedy Bee Gees 1979 Disco
Truly Lionel Richie 1982 Pop
Two Tickets To Paradise Eddie Money 1977 Rock
Uptown Funk Bruno Mars 2014 Pop
Video Killed The Radio Star The Bungles 1979 Pop
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go Wham! 1984 Pop
Watcha Say Jason Derulo 2009 Pop
We Are Family Sister Sledge 1979 R&B
We’re An American Band Grand Funk Railroad 1973 Rock
What I Like About You Romantics 1979 Pop
Yesterday The Beatles 1965 Pop
You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet Bachman Turner Overdrive (BTO) 1974 Rock
You Can’t Always Get What You Want Rolling Stones 1969 Rock
You Shook Me All Night Long AC/DC 1980 Rock

Songs of Dedication (Free Downloads)

Links to two of dP’s previously recorded original songs of dedication are listed below. Wait For the Dawn is dedicated to those who lost their lives on 9/11 to include the youngest victim in the Pentagon tragedy–Dana Falkenberg, age 3–and her family, as well as to those who protect our freedom and keep us safe.  The sound of taps is interwoven throughout the song.  The Smile Lives On is dedicated to dP’s late mother and father.   Both songs will be rerecorded, remixed, and re-released at a later date.

Wait for the Dawn – 9/11 Dedication

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Autumn blue in crystal skies
Carefree spirits deaf to terror’s cries
Iron eagles soar, gripped by evil’s hand
Fierce hate brings down grand symbols of our land

Wait for the dawn, We must carry on
They gave it all for you and me
Home of the brave and the land of the free
Wait for the dawn, We will carry on
Their bravery for all to see, Let freedom ring through eternity

We heal each day as they stand guard
Never forget those who walked the final yard
Solemn yet proud, our flags fly high
Never had the chance to say goodbye

Wait for the dawn, We must carry on
They gave it all for you and me
Home of the brave and the land of the free
Wait for the dawn, We will carry on
Their bravery for all to see, Let freedom ring through eternity
[Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light…]
© 2009 dPdurkee

The Smile Lives On – Dedicated to dP’s late Mother and Father


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Hold you deep within my heart
Eternal love, we’ll never be apart
The river flows carving canyons deep
The wind blows, whispers you to sleep
I turn around, you’re still gone, but the smile lives on

Looking back to a gentler time,
Looking forward to what remains
Your spirit in my soul
Your blood in my veins.

Carry you each and every day
Your guiding hand showing me the way
The sand falls through the hour glass
The sun sets, another day has passed
I turn around, you’re still gone, but the smile lives on

Look to the sky and see the radiant beams, the smile lives on
© 2009 dPdurkee