Wednesday, November 2, 2022

DAWN TREADER - "Fill My Heart" (1977)

Here's a real exclusive I doubt you're going to find anywhere else, a very cool 1977 single release by Rich Horton and a band he was in called Dawn Treader. 
Rich had been in numerous bands before this, but this 45 was his first recording.
The band was named after the boat in the book "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" in the children's Chronicles of Narnia book series by CS Lewis.

Rich himself calls the music Jesus Rock, and the harmonies are indeed heavenly!

The members of Dawn Treader were Rich Horton aka Rich Arithmetic on lead guitar and vocals, and his pals Jeb Bolan and Bill Beahm playing guitars and singing harmonies.
These two songs were recorded 'live' in concert at Wichita State University.

This is what I call joyous music, and it doesn't matter whether you are religious or not, the sincere belief these guys shared is very obvious.

Rich still has a few of these 45's left, and if you'd like to purchase one, you can contact him at
If you want to know more about Rich and all his projects, then head on over to his website!!

Sometimes if Bill didn't show up, Rich and Jeb would perform as a duo.

Despite doing religious music, they also liked to inject a lot of offbeat humor in between songs that was inspired by The Firesign Theatre and Martin Mull.

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