DeFuniak Springs resident returns to music after approval from son

Published: Friday, May 10, 2013 at 03:00 PM.

DeFuniak Springs resident Dwayne Langston grew up around music.

As a little boy, he would sing along while his aunt played the ukulele. A self proclaimed "Air Force brat," Langston and his brothers learned to play the guitar while living in Germany and they even formed a band, gaining praise during talent shows on base.

In high school, Langston recorded a few original songs on a 45 rpm record. He continued to play and write songs until 1996. Years later, his son found the 45 and gave it a listen.

"He told me, 'Hey Dad, that's pretty good stuff,'" Langston recalled.

After years “on the backburner" and with the approval of his son, Langston was inspired to start his musical career.

"I decided to give it a shot and start sending stuff off," he said. "I didn't hear anything for six months. And then I got a call from Tate Publishing."

The family-owned company based in Okalahoma worked with Langston to produce his eight-track album, "Someplace I'd Rather Be" in July 2012, which includes the original tracks from his old 45 as well as new material. The album was released April 16.

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