The Easy Riders

The Easy Riders

BandBluesRock

Truly an original sound that all ages can enjoy. A classic blues/rock tone, surely to send folks into their dancing shoes. Nothing but heart and soul plays this band. Every performance is fused with tastefuly written original songs and traditional classics. Each show is a Friends&Family Celebration!

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Biography

Easy Rider creator Mike Miller. While a little younger then most in his field, he is not behind in his extensive knowledge of roots music . He has quickly become one of the MVP’s of the project every night . He has been Rockin his brand of Soul, Slide Guitar, and Jerry Garcia licks since 2010 full time and has adapted it his to his own style, and tone which is rarley immulated !!! He lives everyday inondated in music. He is the front man and lead guitarist for Easy Riders. The band has quickly come through the ranks in the Midwest Jamband community as well!! The Easy Riders come from the Illinois Central Valley. Originating as a 3 piece power Trio, Easy Riders have come a long way in a short amount of time forming into a 5 piece youthful Blues/Rock band. Pat Connolly (Bass/Vox) is a Senior Music Business Major at Bradley University, and is studying classical guitar. Pat plays in two Jazz bands and a classical guitar ensamble. Matthew Fuller (Harmonica/Vox) in 2009 enrolled in The Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. Ryan Fogerty (Hand Percussion/Vox) a long time friend and gifted hand drum player. The newest addition is Nick Fairley (Drums) also a music business major, and is in Illinois Central College Concert & Jazz Band. Nick has also played on Danika Holme's debut album "Second Chances" and has played with Central Illinois Youth Symphony & Peoria Jazz Allstars! The Easy Riders guarantee to captivate that vintage soul driven music. Filled with a bold sound, and a hard driving rhythm section.

The Riders have successfully played over 100 shows in 2011 and in recent years shared the stage with great acts as E.O.T.O. (percussionist and drummer Jason Hann and Michael Travis from String Cheese Incident) as well as Dark Star Orchestra and Jerry Garcia Band with Melvin Seals, and Great American Taxi featuring Vince Herman from Leftover Salmon, also Dark Star Orchestra and Rusted Root. Recently Easy Riders were spotlighted on 99.9 The Buzz! Two weeks in a row!. On Church of Rock & Roll- Home Grown Spotlight, with a live interview, a original song played ON AIR, and T-shirt giveaways. They also were apart of a Live in studio Acoustic Series! Where they played two original songs. It has been a promising couple of year for the guys and are very excited for our summer.They Have played events such as Summer Camp Music Fesival (2nd year in a row this year), the Universal Rhythm Assembly and opening for The Marshall Tucker Band on the CEFCU Center Stage. In 2010 The Easy Riders were hand selected from this region to represent Peoria IL for The International Blues Challenge, "Road To Memphis" and shared the Lineup with The Johnny Winter Band! Also Just finished up our First Colorado tour! A few cities on the stop were Fort Collins, Fraser, and Denver, playing twice at Quixotes True Blue! Also Repped the Easy Riders on KCSU Radio Show Fort Collins, CO 4/6/11. A original called Got A Good Feelin'. Our first Album "Earthbound" is in the works right now and will be released within a few months! New original songs are being written daily, and ancient classics being resurrected in a new light. The Easy Riders hope to see you on the road in 2012!

Contact The Easy Riders for booking or questions at www.EasyRidersMusic@gmail.com

Lyrics

Cant Find My Way

Written By: Mike Miller

I Can't find, find my way
Through these lonely days
I can't find my way pass these lonely days

Well I feel it's getting hard
But it's so hard to say
When it seems things are going my way
A simple twist of fate
Thats when I can't find my way pass these lonely days

I know I've seen brighter days
So I'll sit here and wait
For better things to come my way
Time shall kill pain
And so I live through these days struggling just to make my way

Can't find, find my way
Through these lonely days
I can't find my way pass these lonely days

Lost all I had to my name
Took it all away
Like a bad dream with no escape
I awoke the day
And so I live my life as a criminal so they say

So I'm working my way on back from the start
Just to see the light of day
It was all to dark
What a trip it's been, to see it all fall apart

Well what a struggle its been
What a struggle its been
What a struggle its been

Can't find, find my way
Through these lonely days
I can't find my way pass these lonely days

Troubled Blues

Written By: Mike Miller

These ol' Troubles Just dont seem to let me be
These ol' troubles just dont seem to leave me be
Just like an old foe,wish he would leave you alone,but he just wont let you be.

Its like those rainy days, where you wish the sun to come out and play
You wish to have him shine but those black clouds keep a rollin' through
Troubled in mind, lord I can see it in the sky, I hope its just passing through

I surely know that ol' trouble loves a calling my name
If you listen close you can hear it hallering
Dont have to go to far or look to hard for troubled to walk my way

Surely would love to pack my bags and move it on down the line
Surely would love to pack my bags and move it on down the line
For where I go I just dont know, but im sure to see the sunny old side

Come On Home

Written By: Mike Miller

It chills me to the bone
To see you leave me alone
All I wanted was you
Though I left you their feeling so blue
Though I left you feeling blue x2
From the way I mistreated you

Won't you come home
Won't you come on back x2
How can I call this house a home
When I find myself all alone
When I find myself all alone x2
This ol' house aint no home since you been gone

I walk the streets in the pouring rain
Can't feel a drop can't feel a thing
Though im seeking for shelter hoping to find my way
Keeping these tears from calling my name
Keeping these tears on the run x2
Can't let them catch me oh no I can't take no more

I long to see you come on back to me
Keeping your lips from me is sure making it hard to breathe
I'm lost without you
I played the fool
How could I be so cruel
To the one that loved me through and through

It chills me to the bone
To see you leave me alone
All I wanted was you
Though I left you their feeling so blue
Though I left you feeling blue x2
From the way I mistreated you

Earthbound

Written By: Mike Miller

Earthbound

Im earthbound, Im on my way
Said I'm earthbound, Im makin my way
Not sure where I'm going
Taking it day by day

I try to do the very best I can
Seem to come up short, a minute to late another dollar in debt
My time is closing in
Aint no time for looking back

Stronger than whiskey
Pure as moonshine
Don't tell me that I'm doing fine
Only these eyes can tell
Just like ringing a bell
When I'm home and tired, I sure get stoned at night

Down by the riverside
Is where I'll make my home
Clothes are tattered and my shoes warn thin
Down in the valley below
Midwest is where I roam

Cant you here her whistle, cant you here her moan
Sante Fe Railway, take just where you wanna go

Long train runnin' from coast to coast
Heading out to the West coast
Such a long way from home

Im earthbound, Im on my way
Said im earthbound, Im comming on home to stay

Stronger than whiskey
pure as moonshine
Don't tell me that Im doing fine
Only these eyes can tell
Just like ringing a bell
When i'm home and tired, I sure get stoned at night

Got A Good Feelin'

Written By: Mike Miller

I got a good feeling, way down inside
I got a good feeling bout my baby

I know this ol feeling wont do me wrong
I know my babe shes got it all
Good looks, beautiful hair
A perfect smile, I declare love is in the air

I got a good feeling, way down inside
I got a good feeling bout my baby

Ive watched them all come and go,
please wont you stay
I'd rather be in some cold dark place
than to see you slip away, slip away

All I need is you
Rollin' in my arms
so wont you roll on home, because I need you

Tell Me Baby
Tell Me True
Tell Me Darlin' I love you
Three long years you seen me through

When you feel it way down inside
Ease way from your foolish pride
Let your love grow down by the banks of Illinois
Let it blossum let it flow

I got a good feeling, way down inside
I got a good feeling bout my baby

Don't Tempt Me

Written By: Mike Miller

Don't you go and tempt me
With another trick up your sleeve
We ain't rollin' no dice tonight babe
So roll on from me

Every where I go the woman they come and go
As it goes to show I'll surely meet a million more

The devil is knocking on your door
Trying to take away your will
Trying to steal away your pride
You thought your heart was fire proof but the devil burned his way inside

Got you on a ledge leaning forward
Feeling the weight upon your shoulders
Just trying to be a little bolder

Don't you go and tempt me
With another trick up your sleeve
We ain't rollin' no dice tonight babe
So roll on from me

Every where I go the woman they come and go
This time I know for sure, they ain't foolin' me no more

Troubled when your left all alone
No direction but yours alone
It's down where the neon lights glow
That you will find this is no place, this is no place, this is no place to call home

Discography

Demo available, debut Album is in the works!!

Set List

ORIGINALS

Got A Good Feelin'
CantFindMyWay
Earthbound
Come On Home
Troubled Blues
Dont Tempt Me

COVERS

Mystery Train
Might As Well
Let It Rock
Going Down The Road Feeling Bad
One Monkey Dont Stop My Show
CC Rider
Big River
Sugaree
Crossroads
King Bee
Walking Blues
Think
Im A Hog
Hard To Handle
RedHouse Messing With the Kid
Curtis Lowe
You Win Again
She Caught The Katy It Aint Right
To Late
My Babe
It Hurts Me Too
Pride and Joy
Shake for Me Thats what will make you do
Think
Big Railroad Blues
TheyLoveEachother Lay Down Sally
Second That Emotion
Thrill Is Gone
One Way Out
Statesboro Blues
Whipping Post
No One To Run With
Mean Woman Blues
Good Clean Fun
Southbound
Soulshine
Mustang Sally
Grapevine
Come Together
Dear Prudence
Blind Crippled & Crazy