I Could See It In His Eyes

A Dream That Can Last

I Could See It In His Eyes
Performed By A Dream That Can Last
Album UPC 634479348501
CD Baby Track ID 1965617
Label A Dream That Can Last
Released 2006-01-01
BPM 114
Rated 0
ISRC ushm20678668
Year 2006
Spotify Plays 72
Writer Adam Dalton
Pub Co Adam Dalton
Composer Adam Dalton
ClearanceFacebook Sync License,Traditional Sync,YouTube Sync ServiceOne Stop
Rights Controlled Master and Publishing Grant
Rights One-Stop: Master + 100% Pub Grant
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country United States - Mass. - Boston


A melting pot of folk/country rock with blues and jazz elements.


A Dream That Can Last emerged from its womb on a wintry night in 2003 when four kids dragged their heavy equipment down four flights of college dorm staircases and out into the crisp cold night. Finally reaching the UMASS Lowell music building, the four plugged into a dark and silent recital hall. Doing what they do best, they decided to record an improvisational jam for a few hours. Expecting everything and nothing at once, they allowed the sounds of their instruments to resonate into what became their first song, “Open My Eyes, Close My Heart”.
Three years after coining their name from a Neil Young song, they’ve settled into a line-up that is able to straddle the genres of folk, blues, jazz and rock with ease. Experimenting with original material constantly, alongside a handful of tasteful covers while still grasping their “staple” songs, the sound of A Dream That Can Last is perpetually expanding. Be it oddball covers or guest musicians, audiences have been captivated, unaware of what to expect from the group while on stage.
Guitarist Adam Dalton’s previous band experience and natural guitar dexterity have driven the band musically from the beginning. And although classical vocalist Kate Dore and rock guitarist Dalton seem like an unlikely pair, the two have formed an inseparable songwriting team composing poignant songs with a sincere lyricism. Unexpectedly, their distinctive voices have blended well together creating invincible vocals with a clear intuitive sense of harmony.
After numerous line-up changes, the latest incarnation has proven to be most poignant. Drummer Brendan Leahy, a highly in demand drummer in the Lowell area, lays down the rhythmic foundation. Former members of the rock band Gunk, guitarist Chad Gosselin and bassist Matt Lefebvre, joined the group in 2005 along with Jared Holaday on tenor saxophone. In this configuration, A Dream That Can Last can function as slamming electric group fit for any bar or rock show and then turn around and reinterpret their material as an acoustic outfit, with Matt on upright bass, fit for coffeehouse type gigs.
The group has come a long way since their first performance at the UML Engineering Festival held in Cumnock Hall. They have since played at various area venues such as: Lowell’s Brew’d Awakening Coffehaus, Life Alive Café, UML Visual Performing Arts Center, and been part of the 2005 Winterfest. Other venues that the group has played at include: New Hampshire’s Sad Café, Curly’s Coffee and the annual Newburyport Yankee Homecoming Festival just to name a few. The group currently maintains a residency at one of Lowell’s most historic bars, The Worthen, every Tuesday night. On top of off campus gigging, A Dream That Can Last also frequents UMASS Lowell’s infamous Fox Common and has participated in UML’s 2005 Family Day and Battle of the Bands programs.
Full of energy, humor and desire to entertain anyone interested in listening, A Dream That Can Last continues to offer a new perspective while establishing them as a fresh voice in the New England music scene.

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