Mind over Matter

by Tom Dalton

Released 2017
Released 2017
An eclectic collection of alternative rock, blues, pop, country, reggae and rockabilly songs
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This retrospective album spans several years from singer/songwriter/guitarist Tom Dalton covering a variety of song styles and thematic content. The song themes are diverse, infusing relationship issues, positivity, blues, satire, depression, spirituality, love and world peace.

Track Information
All songs: Tom Dalton (vocals, harmonies, guitars, keyboard/strings, drums, percussion, bass guitar, arrangement); Paul Feurer (electric guitar) * Except for “Love Casualty” – vocals by Virginia Rumph
© 2017 Tom Dalton

All Songs written, recorded and produced by …
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Unbroken Dreams

by Tom Dalton

Released 2011
MTSPACE Publishing
Released 2011
MTSPACE Publishing
Tom Dalton's new album "Unbroken Dreams," is an uplifting, acoustic rock collection of songs that feature melodic vocals and harmonies, acoustic and electric guitars and lyrics that express a unique, positive perspective on life.
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"Unbroken Dreams" features acoustic rock songs from singer/songwriter and guitarist Tom Dalton. With interweaving acoustic and electric guitars, vocals, harmonies and string production, the songs promote a positive vision and taking personal responsibility for one's life. Dalton's background as a music therapist and mental health counselor infuse this collection of songs with life-affirming messages and expressions of hope through difficult times. As a singer/songwriter, Dalton brings together diverse lyrical themes ranging from love, …
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Songs from the Heart

by Tom Dalton

Released 2012
Mt Space Publishing
Released 2012
Mt Space Publishing
This album celebrates the power of music in changing lives! As a music therapist working in the field of mental health for over 20 years, this inspiring collection of songs describes the music therapy process with people of all ages and needs.
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Songs From The Heart is an album that spans 20 years of work by music therapist Tom Dalton. The songs articulate how music can have a transforming effect for people of all ages, different needs and abilities. The songs speak to the ways that music can address physical and developmental disabilities, mental health issues, and help those dealing with loss. The songs are a celebration of the healing power of music and describe how the most …
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MT Space

by MT Space

Released 2015
Mt Space
Released 2015
Mt Space
Transformational Music by three music therapists in a variety of musical styles
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Tom Dalton, Joe Spezza and Robert Heirendt met In the late 80s at California State University, Long Beach in southern California while studying Music Therapy. They forged a bond as friends and colleagues with a shared passion for the healing potential of music, a love for the craft of songwriting, and a desire to make a difference in the world. In the early 90s, after graduation, they all ended up living in close proximity to …
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Tree of Life

by Tom Dalton

Released 2012
Released 2012
An introspective song collection about loss and the healing process by a music therapist specializing in working with the bereaved. Dalton has created songs that validate the grief experience and gently guide the listener to a healing place.
NOTES
The album Tree of LIfe was designed for those who have been through the devastating effects of losing a loved one, including a parent, child, sibling, spouse or friend and how one can find healthy ways to cope with the loss. Singer/songwriter Tom Dalton has weaved a tapestry of songs together which draws directly from his work as a bereavement counselor and music therapist working with adults, children and adolescents. Each song deals with …
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My Life Is Changing

by Tom Dalton

Released 2012
Mt Space Publishing
Released 2012
Mt Space Publishing
Songs designed to help children and teens cope with losing a loved one through the songwriting process. Each song describes a different aspect of the grieving process including understanding, feeling, remembering, integrating and growing.
NOTES
“My Life is Changing” by music therapist Tom Dalton is an insightful, interactive song collection designed to help children and teens better cope with losing a loved one through the songwriting process. Based on experience and research with bereaved children and adolescents, this album was created for bereavement counselors, and others that facilitate bereavement groups and want to integrate songwriting into the group process. The songs can also be used directly from anyone who has …
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My Life Is Changing 2

by Tom Dalton

Released 2016
Released 2016
This album is designed to help children and teens cope with losing a loved one through the songwriting process. Each song describes a different aspect of the grieving process including understanding, feeling, remembering, integrating and growing.
NOTES
“My Life is Changing 2” by music therapist Tom Dalton is a new release of the first album “My Life is Changing” with new vocalists, drums, percussion and guitars. Like the first album the recording is an insightful, interactive song collection designed to help children and teens better cope with losing a loved one through the songwriting process. Based on experience and research with bereaved children and adolescents, this album was created for bereavement counselors, and …
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A Beautiful Death

by Tom Dalton

Released 2013
Released 2013
A vocal duet describing a transcendent, moment-of-death experience with acoustic and electric guitars written by a hospice music therapist.
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The song “A Beautiful Death” shares the experience of a hospice music therapist working with dying patients at the moment of death. While many patients are unable to speak due to their illness, some will share important thoughts, feelings and life messages with loved ones who are present. A music therapist provides a comforting presence and can create a relaxing, musical environment in the room by sharing favorite songs of the patient and family. In …
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Visualize

by Tom Dalton

Released 2011
MTSPACE Publishing
Released 2011
MTSPACE Publishing
“Visualize” is a five-song collection of transformational music that fuses voices, guitars, synthesizers and uplifting lyrical themes into a transcendent, life-affirming and inspiring album.
NOTES
“Visualize” is a beautiful arrangement of keyboards, guitars and vocals, remniscent of “Pink Floyd.” William Coakley’s lush, masterful synthesizers and Paul Feurer’s melodic guitar entwine around Dalton’s vocals in this musical affirmation of life. The songs speak of awakening from a mind set of isolation to one of embracing life. Lyrically, the songs build on the idea that once we are able to change our self-defeating cognitive patterns, we start to re-connect …
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Sacred Thread

by Tom Dalton

Released 2011
MTSPACE Publishing
Released 2011
MTSPACE Publishing
A beautiful, meditation of sacred chanting that interweaves poetry, acoustic guitars with sacred text from the Buddhist, Islamic, Christian, Hindu, Shamanic-Apache and Jewish-Hasidic traditions.
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Through the experience of chanting "Sacred Thread" comes the realization that within the diversity and complexity of spiritual paths, there is a place of oneness where people can come together through music. The chant aspires to impart a sense of community and joyous celebration as many voices blend together in harmony of sound and vibration.

At a sunrise service on the morning of the 22nd International Association for Human Caring Research Conference began on the …
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Infinite Horizons

by Tom Dalton

Released 2011
MTSPACE Publishing
Released 2011
MTSPACE Publishing
“Infinite Horizons” is a collection of three songs that began its journey as a series of poems as part a triptych of collages by artist/poet Smita Chand and Tom Dalton composing the music for the works blending an east/west musical sensibility.
NOTES
“Infinite Horizons” is an amalgamation of poetry, collage and music that brings diverse influences together in a unified whole. The music features haunting guitars, hand percussion and transcendent string sections. The collaboration is an artistic reflection of the poems which tell a story of the healing, redemptive and expansive power of love.
The songs celebrate the interconnectedness of personal relationships and the world around them. The three songs reflect the passage of time and change …
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When the Hurricane Comes

by Tom Dalton

Released 2006
MTspace Productions
Released 2006
MTspace Productions
A wide range of song styles including acoustic, rock, blues, reggae and country that uses the power of music to teach and share the experience of preparing for and living through hurricanes.
NOTES
Tom Dalton is a native South Floridian and has lived most of his life in “hurricane country.” He is a singer/songwriter and guitarist and has performed his songs from Florida to California. Tom is also a board certified music therapist and a mental health counselor and has used music to help people of all ages. He lives in Palm Beach County with his wife, daughter, two dogs, two cats and a parrot.

For years …
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Hurricane Songs for Kids

by Tom Dalton

Released 2006
MTspace Productions
Released 2006
MTspace Productions
Children's songs designed to help kids be better prepared for hurricanes. Songs are educational and therapeutic in a variety of styles.
NOTES
Tom Dalton is a native South Floridian and has lived most of his life in “hurricane country.” He is a singer/songwriter and guitarist and has performed his songs from Florida to California. Tom is also a board certified music therapist and a mental health counselor and has used music to help people of all ages.

For years Tom has used his songwriting skills to help people through the music therapy process. He has worked …
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