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    This live collection was recorded at the Hard Rock Cafe in Detroit, Michigan on November 8, 2012. It's our very best work to date, with sizzling leads from Jake Burdock, blistering bass from Kenny Szymanski, and relentless grooves from Leland McCann (with Tom and Bob doing what they always do best). Add to that some soaring lap steel from Nick Klaver and jaw-dropping piano from Ian Tadaschi-Moore and you have one exciting, well-paced concert experience (you'll just have to add your own applause because we cut all that stuff out).

    You'll hear the old school blues we're known for, some fresh heartland Americana, and some incredibly funky rock that will make you want to move SOME part of your body (head, hips, feet - take your pick). And the lyrics are our strongest offering yet, dealing with the vicissitudes of life (yes, I said "vicissitudes" - it means the "ups and downs", i.e., the "seasons") and the lessons learned in the aftermath.

    The song order carefully flows one to another as do the themes (but we'll let you figure that out by listening). The interplay of the instruments sounds great in headphones. This is one well-constructed album that just so happens to be recorded in a live setting (where we really shine).

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about

The lyric was written a few weeks prior to our first appearance at Dick O'Dow's Pub in Birmingham, Michigan. It was intended to go with a very slow blues tune in the spirit of Joe Bonamossa's "Sloe Gin". But then at O'Dow's we closed the night with an impromptu jam that Kenny kicked off on the bass. Leland followed closely behind and - fortunate for us - we recorded the whole night for reference purposes. After reviewing our performance, I was struck by how the cadence of this jam fit the cadence of the lyric, how much more urgency and desperation it added to the feel of the song. And so Desperate Man was born...

lyrics

How many lonely nights… I couldn’t fight away the tears?
How many dreary days… I tried to pray away the fears?
If I could shake it, I just might make it… beyond the other side
But I’ve run so hard, only come this far – it’s like I never tried

I'm a desperate man... a slaver's son,
a holy mess... with a loaded gun
I'm a desperate man... with burning eyes,
praying "carry me to paradise..."

Like a prisoner… in chains no one can see
A dead man walking… down the hall to eternity
If I could shake it I just might make it – at the corner break free
But hope just smolders… like a ship on fire… at sea

I'm a desperate man... a slaver's son,
a holy mess... with a smoking gun
I'm a desperate man... with empty eyes,
praying "carry me to paradise..."

In uncertainty of everything I’ve heard
I take the leap of doubt into the peace of the absurd
What’s left? Who’s right? I know only up and down.
Will I reach the heights when my feet have hit the ground?

I'm a desperate man... a slaver's son,
a holy mess... with an empty gun
I'm a desperate man... with tired eyes,
praying "carry me to paradise..."

©5/30/2012 by Bob Young

credits

from The Seasons & The Scars (2012), released November 8, 2012
Bob Young - vocals, organ, blues harp
Tom Kozanecki - rhythm guitar
Jake Burdock - lead and rhythm guitar
Kenny Szymanski - bass guitar
Leland McCann - drums

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"Deep Blues/Rock for the Soul."

Old school mixed with modern. Classic covers mixed with outstanding originals.

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