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Prince Tribute – Purple Rain

The Loss of a Legend When I learned of the recent passing of music icon and creative genius, Prince, I was more devastated than I expected to be about the death of someone I’d never met. Why did I feel this loss more profoundly than the recent passing of others I’ve admired? I think the sudden and unexpected nature of…

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New Music: Flight

I made this song a while ago, while delving into the use of music software. Once I finished the music and sat down to write lyrics, a funny thing happened… the song decided it wanted to be an instrumental recording. 🙂 As I listened to the song, I enjoyed the music on its own and the lyrics were getting in…

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Drink More Water- Acoustic Version

Much respect to those who can play an instrument AND sing well, at the same time! I found trying to do both to be challenging, but I’m glad I didn’t let that stop me. I discovered that focusing on the joy of singing and playing the guitar, versus aiming for perfection, allowed the song to flow more smoothly. Staying in…

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Shout Out to ASG and the Songwriter Symposium

I promised a shout out to the Austin Songwriters Group (ASG) and the 2013 Songwriter Symposium held here in Austin last weekend… so here it is! My first thank you has to go jointly to Rick Busby (Singer-Songwriter, ASG President) and Lee Duffy (Singer-Songwriter, ASG Executive Director). The Symposium was my first time meeting them both, and it was truly…

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Happy 2013!

I’m sure, as we near the end of January, you’re well into having a happy and productive new year (I sure hope so)! I’m just getting back into the swing of things after attending an amazing songwriter’s conference (my very first Songwriter Symposium), hosted by Austin Songwriters Group. To say I had the best time, would be an understatement! 🙂…

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Dr. Dayo’s Dance Party

Special thank you to Ms. Robillard’s 3rd-grade class at Clayton Elementary for their participation in “Dr. Dayo’s Dance Party” last Friday! Thanks for the wonderful thank you notes as well. I’m so glad you enjoyed the music (especially “Drink More Water”), the presentation, and the dance/exercise moves! 🙂 Best, Dr. Dayo Lanier

We’re Moving to Austin, Texas

It’s been a while, but I have an excuse for my delay in posting to the blog… we’re moving back to Austin, TX! I have so enjoyed my experience in Gainesville, FL and am grateful for all of the wonderful friends and colleagues we’ve had the fortune of knowing during our time here (once a Gator, always a Gator!). I’m…

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The Fact of the Matter

I’ve transitioned from clinical medicine and am currently working on what I truly love and feel called to do… reaching children through music and dance, by writing, singing and performing songs that encourage healthy eating and exercise. Many times we can recall songs from our childhood that taught us things we still remember today. Think “School House Rock” and how…

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