PK Dwyer: 'Healed (One More Time)'

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Blues singer and guitarist PK Dwyer

During his more than 30 years in the music business, PK Dwyer has delved in everything from folk to cow punk, cabaret and old-fashioned rock n' roll. Originally from Mill Valley, Calif., Dwyer now lives in New York City and focuses on the blues. He released the album Healed in 2006, on which he plays the harmonica and the six and twelve string guitars. The track "Healed (One More Time)" highlights Dwyer's quirky, high-pitched voice and, toward the end, his up-tempo style.

Dwyer has drawn attention through various venues. In the '70s, he wrote, performed and recorded music for the cult classic film Walk the Walk, entertained as the first street performer in the Seattle Pike Place Market and formed a cow punk band, the Jitters. He started a cabaret act called The Hollywood Dick Dolls Revue in the '80s, along with other alter ego projects, and had music featured on MTV's reality show Made following his turn to the blues in 2000, when he says the ghost of Jimmy Reed inspired him. In 2005, he was nominated for the Seattle Weekly Music Award in the blues category.

PK Dwyer is touring to support Healed and will be featured in the upcoming documentary Busking USA being made by John McEuen, founder of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and his family. The documentary is scheduled for release in early 2007.

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