Winston-Salem songwriter and songwriter Dave Combs writes book about how music touches and changes lives | Books


In my book, readers will learn through my stories, the inspiration behind many of these songs, and what inspired me to write them.

Q: How did you evolve as a songwriter, composer and songwriter?

Responnse: Starting with one song, “Rachel’s Song,” in 1981, I wrote over 120 songs and recorded over 170 songs on 15 albums. I have also created and published 11 piano music books which are exact note-by-note transcriptions of the corresponding albums.






“For me, one of the greatest honors is knowing that my music and my stories have touched the hearts and lives of others in a positive and meaningful way,” said Combs.


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In today’s digital and connected world, my music is now instantly available for streaming (recordings) and download (recordings and piano sheet music) around the world. And, with my new book, I entered the world of book writing / publishing, which is also instantly available as an eBook and audiobook. Even paperbacks are now what they call “print on demand”. You order a book, they print a book, and you have it in two to three days. Incredible!

Q: Who influenced your music?

Responnse: I come from a musical family. My mom, dad and grandmother Combs were my main influences. From the age of 4, we have always had a piano at home. My dad and mom, Granny Combs, were playing by ear. Although I took a few years of piano lessons, I really learned to play being surrounded by music at home, in church, and playing with great musicians in my hometown in the mountains of Ireland. east of Tennessee.


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