These musicians were the originators of what came to be called rock ‘n roll. This genre of popular music originated and evolved in the United States during the late 40s and 50s and came to fruition in the 60s. These artists fused musical styles such as gospel, jump blues, jazz, boogie woogie, rhythm and blues and country music. In the early recordings the piano or saxophone was typically the lead instrument, but these instruments were generally replaced or supplemented by guitar in the middle to late 50s. The beat is usually a dance rhythm with an accentuated backbeat. Classic rock and roll is usually played with one or two electric guitars (one lead, one rhythm), a string bass or electric bass guitar, and a drum kit.
Today most youth-oriented pop music is made by a singer/songwriter and a multi-instrumentalist producer – the traditional instruments replaced by computer generated loops and sampling with the vocals routinely augmented with various computer enhancements.
Paintings, music and video by Christopher Dahl.
See “Gallery” – “Rock ‘n Roll” for information and prices for the paintings shown in the video.
The soundtrack for this video is “Getaway” – a shortened version of a composition that can be found on my album “Smoke + Shadows”. Available wherever you download or stream your music.
This short video reflects my love of the Pacific Ocean and the destinations along its shores that I have visited – from Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island to the shores of California, Mexico and Hawaii. Music, paintings and video by Christopher Dahl.
See “Gallery” – “The Pacific Set” for information and prices for the paintings shown in the video.
The complete version of the instrumental “Pacific” can be be heard on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Prime Music, YouTube, Spotify and all major music streaming services.
Tribune Bay is a sketch of life on Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada. Rainy nights, driving alongside oceanside cliffs, traffic flashing by and a loved one waiting at home. Music by Christopher Dahl can be found on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Prime Music, Spotify and all major music streaming services.
Welcome to Chris Dahl Creative
I am an artist, designer and musician living in Qualicum Beach BC. My paintings, prints and ceramic sculptures are available for purchase unless otherwise indicated. My music is available online – Amazon Prime Music, CD Baby, Spotify and Deezer. My design work includes art direction and production for packaging, corporate identities, branding, websites, videos, advertising and publications.
Gallery 222 Ceramics • Paintings & Prints • Glass Art • Gifts
Our studio and gallery in Qualicum Beach features unique original gifts and artwork by Chris Dahl and Jan Bell-Irving.
By appointment: 222 Crescent Road. E. Qualicum Beach BC V9K 1L6 (250) 752.7355.
We visited Alert Bay on Cormorant Island recently and enjoyed strolling the boardwalk along the village shore and taking in the sights of this picturesque and historic community. The town is located in traditional Kwakwaka’wakw territory and approximately half of the village’s residents are ‘Namgis First Nations. We toured the U’mista Cultural Centre and viewed artifacts and historical photos – some of which are shown in this video. Video and music © Christopher Dahl 2019.