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Derek Lamson
words &music


"...raw elegance..."

- Peggy Morrison, in review of

See My Freedom Come

(2004, Derek and Friends)

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Don't Miss I'll Go Ahead, new for A Month of Sundays for December!

Derek and Ruba in concert at West Hills Friends, 2011.  Sample hereBuy here.



Eugene - Old Eugene hand, author, and singer/songwriter Derek Lamson joins The New Zone Gallery, (10th and Oak, Eugene), Saturday December 10th at 4:00 p.m., for the Eugene debut of his new graphic novel, Mark V: The Opera, a Eugene story; and his new musical album, A Month Of Sundays. (Copies of both will be for sale at discount.)  At 130 pages, Lamson and his partners have cooked up a deeply personal, entertaining, and wild ride through multiple takes on the famous Gadarene Demoniac story from the Bible; a book that’s also a love-letter to Oregon’s second city, Eugene, and a deep dive into our own epidemics of racism, homelessness, and mental health crisis. Lamson’s guests will include book partner artist John Williams, and Marvel Comics consultant and U of O professor Dr. Ben Saunders.  It’s suggested come early, as the evening will kick off with Eugene’s own Kriss Crowley, Kathy Burleson, and Slim Novak, joining the veteran songwriter Lamson, live on selections from his new self-penned anthology music album, A Month of Sundays, his fifth collection.

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Have you heard Derek & Friends music? Sample, shop, download, 3 albums here.

Want to know how those song lyrics happen? Try
His Modest Debut:
Poems 1970s - 1980s
Sample here.

You might know a young person - like yourself - who'd like Derek's 1996 YA novella King David and The Desert Harp. Sample here.

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