Audio and Video clips



Hey Little Bird (by Kit Garoutte and Moe Dixon) - Sample from "Captured" CD

This is the first co-written song by Moe and myself. Look for more of these soon! This one was inspired by a couple of bird-related things. It started from a scrambling of some of the elements of "Blackbird" and the spirit is related to both Moe's relationship with "his" hummingbirds and the annual migration of birds of the avian AND human persuasions to warmer climes during the winter months.

Can't Get Her Offa My Mind (by Kit Garoutte & Scott Casey) - Sample from "Captured" CD

This song is one I wrote with my old songwriting partner and great pal Scott Casey some time ago. It has been in the "vault" and I recently broke it out and rediscovered the magic by doing a little different version for my solo thing.

Captured (by Kit Garoutte & Scott Casey) - Sample from "Captured" CD

Scott and I wrote and played a lot of music together during the early days of our careers in Portland with our band and duo. We did some production music as well. This song, like "Can't Get...", were created during that time and I have put a little different spin on 'em while retaining the essence of what they started out as...

Why, Why, Why (by Kit Garoutte) - Sample from "Captured" CD

This is one of my most recent songwriting efforts, casting a little fun and lighthearted "payback" thoughts at some former partners in relationship. I think it's the first song I ever wrote in the key of F. I usually don't go there due to some guitar-related challenges with that key, but in this case it helped things go more smoothly for me.

Tears In Heaven

This is an impromptu recording I did after playing it for the family and friends at the wake of a young boy. I tried to reproduce what I had done at the church as faithfully as possible as a tribute to the boy and in the hope of providing some love and comfort to all who were suffering as a result of his tragic passing.


Rainbow's Cadillac (by Bruce Hornsby)

This song, according to Bruce, is either about a barnstorming basketball player or preacher. I worked it out in open D tuning to allow me to do cool things with it playing solo. This performance was on the Terrace at Maryhill Winery.

Mr. Briefcase (by Lee Ritenour)

This was originally recorded by Lee as  a vocal tune with Eric Tagg singing vocals that I worked out an instrumental fingerstyle arrangement for and it's been a favorite in my repertoire for some time now. This video clip is from a show at the famous Jimmy Mak's in Portland while it was still going strong.

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (by Joe Zawinul)

This is by far my most popular video clip on YouTube. It's a groove!