Dusty Roads & Friends / \"Deep Thoughts in Shallow Waters\" / \"Awaken\" Words and Music by Dusty Roads


This is a nice tune but It need some work done on Arrangement, also will be a good Idea to make It shorter no more than 3 min and put More Energy in The Vocal..well is not important what I'm thinking but I got a feeling that Music Publishers will agree with me..as You know They are Very Hard to please..as It is now is ok to be played life but Record Quality is not on Radio Ready Recording..so You have a nice demo and make It Better.. I wish You good luck with submissions..


He there this reminds me of Roy Orbison :-) I recommend adding or turning up congas. Your picture makes me want to hear more hand drums. I also had trouble hearing the bass guitar but that may be due to my lame computer speaker. Nice sound on the solo. Keep rocking :-) Danny

Remarkable song and versatile style

The music starts off with very rhythmic and engaging acoustic-guitar accompanying which are playing the main role in this song, but all instruments really stand out in this recording. Great drums, percussion and melodic bass lines also perfect arranged. Dusty´s unique vocals with the intro sounds like a story. He has a great talent to give an account in words about someone or something, including all the relevant characteristics, qualities, or events. The chorus is impressive and the words come from the heart. Professionell orchestrated chords of the guitars and a virtuos e-guitar solo close to the end carry the recording. Brilliant composition and really outstanding recording very good mixed and overall perfect mastered. It´s a quintessence of country music style with pop elements although influenced by indie-rock well arranged. This song could be a radio hit and I´m sure you will also like to add him. Let others know your recommedation.

Awaken Review

I enjoyed your double ups, they were very nice. With this, I also expected maybe an echo or ad lib somewhere. Steady vocals. Not overpowering, but something; especially with acoustic music with that many empty bars.

An acoustic pop rock song in the spirit of the rock songs of the 1970s

Awaken is a song that sounds as if it was written produced and recorded ion the late 1970s or early 1980, just before electronic music took the world by storm. Melodic tune, supported by open airy acoustic sounds and matching vocals hark back to such giants as The Alan Parsons project, Early Billy Joel, and American Soft rock bands pf the same era. Well done, easy on the ear while not too banal - it is definitely worth a good listening (or two, or three:-))

Smooth sound

I has a smooth sound. It sounds nice. Very soothing.. Keep up the good work. Look forward to hearing more of you real soon. Take a listen to my song and let Mr know how you like it. Have a nice day.. Bye

Colores brillantes...

Desde el comienzo del tema nos damos cuenta que estamos ante una canción que brilla por su originalidad. Los arreglos sutiles de guitarras, así como ese sonido acústico que ilumina el tema, las bases rítmicas muy elegantes y con cierto sabor a ese rock clásico que nos engancha el alma pero con gran sabor a modernidad. La melodía es diferente, con tonos melódicos muy interesantes. Y sin duda lo mejor de su escucha es la voz de su protagonista, de gran calidad, con un buen torrente de energía y a la vez ese color de nostalgia y esos sutiles coros que le aportan un extra.

Smooth music

Maybe you or partner’s music preferences don’t fit the stereotype – comments of blues, jazz or mix. Here is a song where smooth music mixes well with the descriptive story telling of this composer. Despite all the meaty marketing around this song it serve up a pleasing mix. There’s something about settling into this song that feels celebratory – but the the concerns for me is the pitch varies some and can cause one to be pulled away from the smoothness of the music. I like the description storytelling that makes Awaken a good song. Congratulations!


Música entretenida y bastante buena, la melodía de la letra es bastante monótona, es lo peor de la canción pues hasta el estribillo suena igual. Por lo demás muy bien, buena selección de instrumentos y bien ejecutados. Entertaining music and quite good, the melody of the lyrics is quite monotonous, it is the worst of the song because even the chorus sounds the same. Otherwise very good, good selection of instruments and well executed.

Awaken Review

Interesting introduction but a little long. I like the instrumental arrangement but I was not fond of the lead vocal in the verse. I think what it needs is a female vocal that is more melodic. Guitar work is nice. If possible, keep your instrumental mix and bring in that female vocalist who has a good idea of melodies.

Digging the groove on this...

Digging the groove on this... This is a very honest piece of Music. It just feels like you had fun telling the story... Constructive analysis: Watch Pitch on lead Vocals, watch phrasings ( they need to be a bit more natural as you simply proceed telling the story) very enjoyable... thanks for sharing your wonderful Music and art :-)
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