2-Bit Palomino

2-Bit Palomino

Porter, Texas, USA
BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

2-Bit Palomino is the 2011 and 2013 Texas Vocal Group of the year. Their all-original music is Harmony centric with a focus on great songwriting and melody. Their performances are energetic and mesmerizing. Their songs are fun, thought provoking, and just plain good.

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Biography

2-Bit Palomino are the 2011 and 2013 Texas Vocal Group of the Year (as awarded by The Academy of Texas Music). Just 3 years ago, this trio of fine Texas Singer/Songwriters were just getting together musically! Now you can catch a 2-Bit Palomino show throughout the United States.

Identifiable by their trademark harmonies, this trio of Houston singer/songwriters bring so much to the table musically. Their music is rich, melodic and harmony driven, while their songwriting is quite magical.

2-Bit Palomino is Bill Ward (Guitar, Keyboards, Vocal), Andi Renfree (Percussion, Kazoo, Vocal) and Ren Renfree (Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele and Vocal). All three of these talented musicians have made their mark on the Texas Music, Americana and Folk Music scenes.

Their latest release, "Rides Again" is moving up the US Americana Radio Charts (terrestrial and internet) and is proving again why the trio is well loved and accepted wherever they're heard.

Andi and Ren have many recorded songwriting credits, including Andi's co-write "Buffalo Grass" which was released by Capitol Records recording artist Chris LeDoux on his final studio album "Horsepower".

List of venues played, or are booked to play:

Texas:
Anderson Fair, Houston
Bernhardt Winery, Plantersville
Blanco's, Houston
The Bugle Boy, La Grange
Concerts at the River House, Dripping Springs
Corner Cafe, Navasota
Corner Cafe, Conroe
Cottonwood Art Festival, Richardson
Crescent Moon Wine Bar, The Woodlands
Crossroads Music Company, Winnsboro
Dosey Doe, The Woodlands
Dosey Doe Music Cafe, Conroe
Fat Mikes, Spring
Flatcreek Estate Winery, Marble Falls
Flipnotics, Austin
Fuel Coffee House, Llano, TX
Giddy Ups, Austin
In The Music Room, Waxahachie
JP Hops House, Houston
Junior's Grill, Round Rock
Kerrville Folk Festival, Kerrville
KPFT FM, Houston
The Logon Cafe, Beaumont
Main Street Crossing, Tomball
Open Door Coffee House, Arlington
Parrot Pub, Spring
Rear Window Listening Room, Ganado
Salado Springs Music Hall, Salado
Shakespeare's Cove House Concert, Austin
The Stagecoach Inn, Salado
Strange Brew, Austin
Saxon Pub, Austin
Texas Tunes, Lewisville
Threadgill's North, Austin
Uncle Calvin's Coffee House, Dallas
UniTunes Coffee House, Houston
Unity Church of the Hills, Austin
The Wildflower Festival, Richardson

New Mexico:
Taos Mesa Brewing, Taos
CNM Community College, Albuquerque
McDowell House Concert Series, Las Cruces
Michael Hearne's Big Barn Dance, Taos
Noonday Ministries, Albuquerque
Solid Ground Coffee House, Albuquerque

Arizona
The Lost Leaf, Phoenix

California:
The Cave, Big Bear Lake
The Wineroom, Big Bear Lake
Canon House Concerts, Santa Barbara
Encore Dinner Theatre, Tustin
Kulak's Woodshed, N. Hollywood
Coffee Gallery Backstage, Altadena
Tustin Roadhouse, Tustin

Nevada:
Freakin' Frog, Las Vegas

Oklahoma:
The Blue Door, Oklahoma City

Kansas:
KKFI FM, Kansas City
Vala Gallery, Kansas City

Illinois:
Heartland Cafe, Chicago
Uncommon Ground (Devon), Chicago
WFMT Folkstage, Chicago
Windy City House Concerts, Chicago

Louisiana:
Shreveport Concert Series at Fairfield Studio, Shreveport

Tennessee:
Chattanooga UU Church, Chattanooga
Honalee House Concerts, Telico Plains
Liberty Arts House Concerts, Liberty
The Listening Room, Nashville
Puckett's, Lieper's Fork
WDVX Blue Plate Special, Knoxville

Arkansas:
The Rock House, Conway
Warren Cultural Center, Warren

Alabama:
Huntingdon College, Montgomery
Moonlight on the Mountain, Birmingham

Oregon:
Winter Folk Festival, Florence
On Court House Concerts, Burns

Utah:
Mac House and Pub, Salt Lake City
First Unitarian Church Coffee House, Salt Lake City

Lyrics

Cotton Dress

Written By: Andrea C. Renfree / Peter A. Renfree © 2012,Renfree Music/BMI, Renfree Music/BMI

It was a cotton dress she was wearing
Falling off a shoulder she was barin’ her heart
To a boy on the banks of the Rio Grande
She said I loved you since the second grade
And to tell you the truth I’m tired of waitin’
Around for you, Boy you better make your stand

CHORUS:
Next thing you know he was popping the question
And all it took was a little suggestion
From a pretty girl by the river on a moonlit night
It didn’t matter how young they were
‘Cos she loved him; he loved her
And love’s enough to make everything all right
Some things are meant to be, I guess
And it all started with a cotton dress

They got married at the Church of Christ
Standing on the corner of 12th and rice was fallin’
All around them as they took off in the car
Bought a little house with a big live oak
They were sitting on the porch when her water broke
She said Honey better get me down to the ER

CHORUS:
Next thing you know they were holdin’ a girl
With her momma’s eyes and her daddy’s curls
Singing lullabies in the middle of a moonlit night
It didn’t matter how young they were
‘Cos she loved them; they loved her
And love’s enough to make everything all right
The rest is History, I guess
And it all started with a cotton dress

BRIDGE:
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, the years went flyin’ by and then
Ooh-ooh next thing you know, that old circle is comin’ around again

It was a cotton dress she was wearing Fallin’ off a shoulder she was barin’ her heart
To a boy on the banks of the Rio Grande
She said my parents sat in this same place
And I bet you got the same look on your face
My daddy did when he asked for Momma’s hand

CHORUS:
But let me make a little suggestion
Before you think about poppin’ the question
Be sure about what you’re feelin’ here tonight
Cos’ I’ve seen life from every angle
The twists and turns and snarls and tangles
And I know true love makes everything all right
And I won’t settle for nothin’ less
So if you feel the same, I guess
You can have the girl in the cotton dress

Thunder In My Ear

Written By: Bill Ward - © 1998,Post No Bills Music/BMI, Post No Bills Music/BMI

It's hard to land them punches
When darkness comes to fight
It's so easy to curse the armor
For not keeping out the night
Sure there's cries for mercy
She's a lady who can't hear

CHORUS:
Sure as lightning strikes the Treetops
There's Thunder In My Ear

It's not so hard to remember
The dream that wouldn't die
Back when youth was your companion
That could never be denied
Until wide awake at midnight
With that dream no longer here

CHORUS:
Sure as lightning strikes the treetops
There's Thunder In My Ear

BRIDGE:
But it seems that every now and then
I get in a lick or two
And it reminds me of a boy
That I once knew

Now I roll with the punches
Took me years to understand
And I gather light around me
From Everywhere I can
And its funny how it's happened
That old dream has up and reappeared

CHORUS:
Sure as lightning strikes the treetops
There's Thunder In My Ear
Sure as lightning strikes the treetops
There's Thunder In My Ear
There's Thunder In My Ear

My Own Backyard

Written By: Andrea C. Renfree / Lindy Hearne,© 2012,Renfree Music/BMI,Earthen Vessel Music/ASCAP, Earthen Vessel Music/ASCAP

Maybe a little wiser
Maybe a little older
Since I was in this place

I’ve been everywhere
From London to Boulder
Got a few more lines on my face

CHORUS:
Where have you been love?
Were you looking for me?
Did you have to wait till I was down on my knees?
That’s all behind us now
Come sit beside me now
It’s been a long road and it’s been hard
But I finally found you here
In my own backyard

I’ve been to Istanbul
And I have seen Paris
Shining like a diamond in the rain

I have run through lovers
Like water on the shore
Now I’m running to your arms again

CHORUS:
Where have you been love?
Were you looking for me?
Did you have to wait till I was down on my knees?
That’s all behind us now
Come sit beside me now
It’s been a long road and it’s been hard
But I finally found you here In my own backyard

BRIDGE:
Tonight I feel just like the boy
Who once believed that dreams came true
And I see a world of possibilities
Wrapped-up in the likeness of you

CHORUS:Where have you been love?
Were you looking for me?
Did you have to wait till I was down on my knees?
But that’s all behind us now
Come sit beside me now
It’s been a long road and it’s been hard
But I finally found you here
In my own backyard

Church Of The Underground

Written By: Andrea C. Renfree / Bill Ward,© 2012,Renfree Music/BMI - Post No Bills Music/BMI, Renfree Music/BMI - Post No Bills Music/BMI

This alley lies in-between
Walls reaching up to the sky
A quiet, holy place
Time passes by

The humble penitent kneels
Before God, hands lifted high
A weary, broken soul
Who questions why

CHORUS:
There are so many at the altar
Here where the world has cast them down
They have no comforts yet somehow comfort is found
In The Church of the Underground

Smoke rises, carrying prayers
Like incense, bitter and sweet
From tender, hopeful hearts
On dead-end streets

CHORUS:
There are so many at the altar
Here where the world has cast them down
They have no comforts yet somehow comfort is found
In The Church of the Underground

BRIDGE:
Faith finds a way to shine as the darkness closes in
When tattered dreams appear so small and so thin
Stars glow like candles lit by trembling hands
On bended knees the spirit takes a stand

CHORUS:
There are so many at the altar
Here where the world has cast them down
They have no comforts yet somehow comfort is found
In The Church of the Underground

Me, The Willow And The Wind

Written By: Andrea C. Renfree / K.S. Taylor,© 2012,Renfree Music/BMI - Pecan Pie Music,Inc/BMI, Inc/BMI

It's the middle of another night
I can’t get no rest
Love like a heavy stone Lays deep down in my chest
Clouds race across the sky
The moon shines on the lake
As I walk down mem'ry lane I feel my heart break...

CHORUS:
Me, the Willow and the Wind
Are missing you again
We’ll weep and moan and sigh,
Till the sun reclaims the sky
And wonder when our mourning will end...
Me, the Willow and the Wind

Well, it's funny how a mem'ry holds
What my arms never will
Lost love can leave a hole
Only emptiness can fill
Sometimes I lose control,
Sometimes I make the turn
Some paths I'll walk again
But this bridge I must burn...

CHORUS:
Me, the Willow and the Wind
Are missing you again
We’ll weep and moan and sigh,
Till the sun reclaims the sky
And wonder when our mourning will end...
Me, the Willow and the Wind

Set List

This is our entire song list. We can split into any length set that might be required. We are always adding new songs to this list as well, so it may not be 100% Up To Date.

2-Bit Palomino
Angel From Montgomery (Cover)
Appomatox
At The Fais Do-Do
Church of the Underground
Cotton Dress
Cowboys in Dallas
Danny's All-Star Joint (Cover)
Emerald City
Every Dead-End Road
Every Little Thing We Do
Good Morning Teardrops
Leavin' California
Maria Consuelo (Cover)
Me, the Willow and the Wind
My Own Backyard
No Casting Calls
Only Daughter
Run Girl, Run
Savannah
Sherman's Chimneys
Sunday
The Buffalo Grass
The Dream
The Way She Moved Me
The Whistlestop Cafe
Thunder In My Ear
Today I Am A Pirate
Tonight You Belong To Me (Cover)
Tulsa Tempest
Wait
When the Feeling's Gone
Where Have All The Heroes gone?
Wings