Don't Forget - New Album
"51" we are not alone
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It's Not My Time To Die
new release from the early days of Kevin Held creating original music for Don's Neighbors... This song is written for Don McCoo. - I was Don's Neighbors...who moved into a crap hole of an apartment..next to Don and his wife Virginia. It is a long story, and it brought joy to their simple lives and mine...that's all needs be said..remembering Don and Virginia
3000 Miles Away
3000 MILES AWAY by Kevin Held
G/Am ALWAYS WONDER HOW YOU ARE G/Am ALWAYS HOPING THAT YOU’RE WELL G/Am NOW IT’S BEEN SOME THIRTY YEARS C/D SINCE I’VE LEFT THAT PLACE CALLED HOME
G/Am – G/D G/Am – G/F
G/Am MANY TIME I FEEL SO HELPLESS BELIEVE ME THAT I HAD NO CHOICE THEY NEVER ASKED ME HOW I FELT I DIDN’T WANT TO LEAVE FROM THERE
G/AM – G/D G/Am – G/F (2X) THREE THOUSAND MILES AWAY
NO ONE COULD HAVE EVER THOUGHT YOU’D BE HURTING FOR SO LONG NO ONE KNOWS THE ANSWER WHY ONLY ONE WHO’S UP ABOVE
FEEL THERE’S NOTHING I CAN DO FEEL THERE’S NOTHING I CAN SAY I PRAY MAYBE FOR JUST ONE PAIN IS GONE AND PEACE FOR YOU
G/AM – G/D G/Am – G/F (4X) THREE THOUSAND MILES AWAY
3000 Miles Away 2:450:00/2:45
Moonstone at Midnight
Band O Loko
Moonstone At Midnight - dedicated to a popular surf spot in Humboldt County where several hundred couples have been married, parties, even bands playing on the beach like Band O Loko - check out the videos..see the beach on our album cover. Love Humboldt
Moostone At Midnight -This instrumental is one of a kind, with your traditional surf feel and a twist of Blues....Surf Blues with a touch of Floyd - different and it makes sense - NEW - and cool. Should you ever come to Humboldt County, on the North Coast of California....stop by and check it out..see if you can feel the inspiration absorbed to create this sweet mellow groove....Moonstone at Midnight - Dan Perez - Kevin held - Tim Bonow. Eureka California, 2019 - Photo by Gale Schnurman
Don't Keep Me Hangin
Band O Loko
"Don't Keep Me Hangin" Kevin Held on Keys Vocals and song - Rod Hans on Guitar - Monica Petruzzelli on Vocals and Acoustic Guitar, Tim Bonow on Drums. Produced by all for Band O Loko. Album Artwork by Gale Schnurman. Its a good ride for a good time.
"Don't Keep Me Hangin" is your classic country tune....except the dog didn't die and your truck still works. As for the girl, the "one" may have finally come through, how many left you in suspense? How many left you "Hangin".....and yes ladies, it works both ways. Enjoy this country flavored tune about being let down, knowing deep down inside, you are number one and you are a winner.
Don't Keep Me Hangin 2:540:00/2:54
Ride of the Day
Band O Loko
Life is a roller coaster of ups and downs, especially "The Ride Of The Day", a happy melody dealing with life's day to day challenges. One second your'e on top of the world, then you find yourself at wits ends...dust yourself off and try it again.
"The Ride Of The Day" is an earlier musical adventure from Kevin Held. This recording features Rod Hans on Guitars - back up vocals - recording and mixing, Sam Kaplan Good on Drums, and Kevin on Keyboards covering Bass, Accordion, Lead Vocal and more.
Its a song of hope for a better life while dealing with the challenges that life throws in our direction. Our days are full of high points and low points, some stronger than others and at times, for whatever reason, many of us choose to accept it and get back on the ride to see what's ahead. At one moment a person may feel like they are on top of the world, while the next, a particular circumstance may bring the world crashing on our shoulders. I am hopeful not to be unique on this feeling, while I hope the listener can appreciate the idea....its a still a good ride............
With You I Love Fishin
Think of a picnic - with someone you've been wanting to hang out with. It's a summer day about 78 degrees, and you know a sweet spot next to a river under a big elm tree that would be perfect for a picnic for two. Lets do it
With You I Love Fishin, by Mark Huddleson and Kevin Held - the song speaks for itself. A perfect opportunity to grab a couple fishin poles, a blanket, pack some snacks and beverages... and call that gal or guy you been wantin to hang out with for a while, the time is now. Created behind the Redwood Curtain of Humboldt County. in Eureka California....peace to everyone feat. Kevin Held - Keyboards - Vocals - Lyrics - Production - making it happen Mark Huddleson - Guitars - Vocals - Lyrics - Production - making it happen Jed Watts - Drums and desire to play this track - making it happen Jerry Lowitz - Bass - one of the best Humboldt County will ever know - and extreme desire to play this track to make it happen. Thanks guys
Don's Neighbors Back in the Day
It's Never Too Late when you have some excellent music recordings with your pals in 2001...Its no Space Oddessy... just excellent music for you now in 2019 - From Back In The Day
With the turn of the century, 4 friends got together and created some excellent music under the band name of Don's Neighbors. Keyboard singer Kevin Held, lived next to Don, and his wife Virginia. A highlight of thier lives became having a rock band move in next door, shaking pictures off the wall, cuasing hell and havoc, and Don, firing back with his cap guns and cheap ciggarettes.
With the idea of wanting to give back to life, the best name that came to light at the time was Don's Neighbors. Thank You Don...I love the photo of you on Ukelele next to the 65 Chrysler New Yorker.
since 2001, the neighbors have gone different ways but the music recorded lives on. The time has come to do what I can in order to incapsulate this awesome music in time and share it with you today in 2019.
Please enjoy these fine recording captured by Bill Bently in Concord, Ca....featuring Kevin Held on Keys and Vocals, John Michael Benevidez on Bass and Vocals, Rick Olson on Guitars and Vocals, and beat keeper extriodinare Rick Cabral on Drums.
Peace and Love to All....please share what we have created...
Starting Over Again
Band O Loko
A tasty musical blend of yesterday with a twist of today.
"Starting Over Again" is the story of everyday.. Upon waking many ponder the day ahead, what to do, where to go. Others are locked in to the day to day routine. We still have a choice of what we choose however it all involves a new beginning. Relationships, careers, travel, even a fresh sowed garden, has a fresh start everyday. There is a positive side to each encounter....it's just hard to find sometimes.
Featuring Kevin Held on Drums - Keyboards - Bass and Rod Hans on Guitars, bringing this song to life and to you.
Starting Over Again 3:500:00/3:50
Ride - Single
Band O Loko
Ride - a song written by Monica Petruzzelli and Greg Miller this version recorded in Humboldt County by Kevin Held - Rods Hans - Monica Petruzzelli - and Tim Bonow. We Offer this song FREE - please share the love - and enjoy life....Its a short ride
Kevin Held - Keys - Production Rod Hans - Guitars - Production Monica Petruzzelli - Vocals - Acoustic Guitar - Songwriter Tim Bonow - Percussion Greg Miller - Songwriter
Soft Song written by Kevin Held, an early recording from 2006, one of the first in Humboldt County. Mike Lee is featured on Cello...who was lost at sea doing what he loved, surfing, in Morrocco. He was a popular surfer in Humboldt, Camel Rock a favorite place, and played music in several bands. I was lucky to have met him and the opportunity to record this song. Featuring Mark Huddleson on some of the sweetest guitar licks my ears have ever heard..Michael Jennings on drums...brave enough to step up at 18 and visit for a drop in session...Kevin Held on Keys, Bass, Vocals, and Audio Production, engineering, release, publishing, and patience.
Soft Song 4:500:00/4:50