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Submitted by Sandy Graham Cover Photo Credit: Fiona Lawson Studio 22 Photography Singer/songwriter Don Graham has written hundreds of songs in his long career about dozens of subjects. He’s written songs about good love, bad love, lost love, unrequited love, songs about war, about his friends, about his travels and his mother and sisters. But one topic has eluded him all these years, until now. “I could never write a song about my Dad. I tried. But I didn’t want a ‘punch in the shoulder, good ole boy hey Pops song and I didn’t want a song about ‘my old man’. Dad hated that term. I wanted to write something from my heart like I’d done for Mum. So I made a deal with myself to try every Father’s Day to write a dad song. I had zero success until this year. “ On Father’s Day 2017, Don sat down with his guitar and being true to his promise to himself started to try and write a Dad song. “I figured I’d at least try. I started to play and the first two lines came and I liked them! Then within an hour, I had the whole song. All I could think at the time was – finally! ” With the song completed, Don never had any inclination to record it but thought he’d play it at a couple of live events, “ The reaction was overwhelmingly positive,” and soon started thinking about maybe doing something with it. An East Coast trip to Halifax and Kentville, Nova Scotia solidified the plan. Don went on a mini-tour with baseball World Series champion Blue Jay and friend Kelly Gruber, arranged by another friend from Kentville, Sean Ennis. “Kelly (who lives in Austin, Texas) and I work together on projects and went on this little tour just for fun and to visit Sean and his buddy Darren and had a blast, Kelly talking baseball and me playing music, great fun.” But the fun was just beginning. The more Don played ‘I Just Called Him Dad’ at these events the more he recognized the power this song could have. “Kelly kept telling me to play it and the more I did the more I saw how it reached people from 20 to 75 years old.” So when he returned home he made a iPhone demo of the song and sent it to his friend, famed record producer and bass player Norbert Putnam in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Putnam liked the song and suggested Don get himself to the Shoals and record it. “I sent it to Norbert on October 25th and on November 20th I was in Alabama at the Nutthouse Studio with Jimmy Nutt and an...

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With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is marking their milestone 40th anniversary with the 40thAnniversary Tour stopping in the SONY CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS on THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018 with special guests and...

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