Two Good Hands EP

Darryl Purpose

With "Two Good Hands EP" Purpose offers in just three songs a compelling, somewhat-off-center outing that sweeps up the listener with brilliant imagery and compelling vocals. With Griffin Goldsmith of the band DAWES as the drummer/percussionist, Purpose recorded the songs with Ryan Hommel producing in 2021. The Blackjack Hall Of Fame member
With "Two Good Hands EP" Purpose offers in just three songs a compelling, somewhat-off-center outing that sweeps up the listener with brilliant imagery and compelling vocals. With Griffin Goldsmith of the band DAWES as the drummer/percussionist, Purpose recorded the songs with Ryan Hommel producing in 2021. The Blackjack Hall Of Fame member explains, "2021, those are the two best hands in Blackjack. Thus the title."

Before the recording began, Purpose heard what he deemed 'the best music ever made by humans' - it was Heather Maloney's album, 'Soil In The Sky'. Purpose reached out to the producer, Ryan Hommel, known for his work with Maloney, Seth Glier, and Amos Lee. "I had never met him but I loved his production so I called him," Purpose says. "Ryan did a masterful job on these tracks."
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Gentle Arms Of Eden - SINGLE 2020

Darryl Purpose

Among the great things that humans have accomplished--there is the splitting of the atom, landing on the moon, and, dare I say, the writing of THIS SONG by Dave Carter.
This track was recorded at the Elephant Collective Studios.
The first time Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer played this song, at a farmers market in Oregon, Dave had woken up with the
Among the great things that humans have accomplished--there is the splitting of the atom, landing on the moon, and, dare I say, the writing of THIS SONG by Dave Carter.
This track was recorded at the Elephant Collective Studios.
The first time Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer played this song, at a farmers market in Oregon, Dave had woken up with the song, fresh from a dream, ready to go. The first time they played it at a festival, they got a standing ovation from the festival audience IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SONG.
It's a great honor and privilege to share this song with you, and I hope that this kicks it just a little further down the road to where it needs to be -- sung and recognized all over the world for the Epic Earth Anthem that it is. ~Darryl
Thanks to Tracy Grammer and to Elise Fisher
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You Can Walk Up There - SINGLE 2019

Darryl Purpose

There was a house warming gathering when I first moved to Nederland, Colorado. I was looking, with a neighbor, out at the continental divide. It seemed a fantasy. Untouchable. He turned to me and said, "Ya know, you can walk up there". Song has been percolating for 14 years.
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Next Time Around (2012)

Darryl Purpose

"It’s been a long time since I put a new record in my CD player and
listened repeatedly for days."
~Robin Pressman, 'Our Roots Are Showing' KRCBfm

"'Next Time Around' is the gold standard of modern American folk"
~Nancy Dunham, Folking.Com

"So far, this is my favorite CD of 2012. There is no finer storyteller in acoustic
music today than
"It’s been a long time since I put a new record in my CD player and
listened repeatedly for days."
~Robin Pressman, 'Our Roots Are Showing' KRCBfm

"'Next Time Around' is the gold standard of modern American folk"
~Nancy Dunham, Folking.Com

"So far, this is my favorite CD of 2012. There is no finer storyteller in acoustic
music today than Darryl Purpose, and it's good to have him back."
~Jim Colbert, The Folk Show, WPSUfm (Dec1, 2012)

"Once in a great while an artists work shows up in my life and stands
me on my ear. Darryl’s singing and writing have unmistakably advanced
to another level." (read full blog post)
~Louise Taylor, Recording Artist
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