Almost Green

Almost Green

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A diverse mix of acoustic, folk, rock, and R&B, Almost Green offers a sound that aims to capture fans of all music, well, almost...

Biography

Almost Green features alternating vocals, stirring lead guitar, acoustic guitar and funk bass backbone, a percussionist using everything from congas to whistles, a classically trained drummer and ebb-and-flow musical styles ranging from reggae to funk to soul to pop and rock. They make music our bodies react to south of our brains.

In the spring of 2001, Shaun Ruymen decided to bring his guitar to work and, in so doing, began the series of friendships that would lead to the formation of his first band. Flash forward to early 2004 - Ruymen and the members of the band, then known as Pumastrut, had parted ways for a short time. Soon after, he joined Paul Schober and Jason Liberatore, friends and band mates from his Pumastrut days, and bassist Dan Miller(Dan-O) in a new project - Almost Green. The enigmatically named foursome was one key member short, until by the grace of God's good hand, Kevin Hill dropped from the sky, drumsticks in hand and finally galvanized the band.

AG’s influences are among the likes of everyone from Ani Difranco to David Grey, Pearl Jam to Earth, Wind, and Fire, and Eric Clapton to the Beatles. Almost Green offers a blend of the greats with a style all their own fusing together a throw-back familiarity with a newer edge. Each band member brings his own background to the table; while some are classically trained, others learned to play the guitar by watching their heroes. It gives their sound an intensity that goes by the book and then rewrites it.

Lyrics

Eat, Sleep, Breathe

Written By: Almost Green

Heart please don't stop from beating now
Mind please help out where you can
Eyes I don't want to miss a thing
Look alive, look alive

Legs fail
If I'm dying let it be over soon
Cause I'm not ready, I'm not willing

Blood dry quickly every drop I spill
Spare the ground and stain only the hands of my demisers
Bones rest not quiet in your grave
Look alive, look alive

Legs fail
If I'm dying let it be over soon
Cause I'm not ready, I'm not willing
Eyes blind
If you want me maybe I'll see you soon
If you're ready and you're willing

I eat, sleep, breathe
Fill me up, let me fall
I've no problem, I'll get up everytime
You don't have to worry
I don't think it's wrong

I'm not ready, I'm not willing
Feet stay steady
You're not killing me

Heart please don't stop from beating now
Mind please help out where you can

You Only Know

Written By: Almost Green

we've got to leave this room...
i don't want to let them see what we're doing..
i don't want nobody trying to show me their pair of new shoes, while i'm trying to show off with mine.

after all of these miles i am tired. Of searching through all these miles of he said, she said lies...
i don't want to be the one, gonna stand up to say
better go better leave, gonna be better off on your way

you only know, what you're tryin to hear
i ain't trying to be insincere.
you only know....the surprise is when you realize,
i don't want to leave here anyhow.

angel what you think about my life,
is it too much too hold...onto....
would you place your trust in the justice
where nobody else can touch it...
or would you sell out with crowd
if you knew that i was proud how
you could live without a soul

you only know, what you're tryin to hear
i ain't trying to be insincere.
you only know....the surprise is when you realize,
i don't want to leave here anyhow.

OH oh..i
i'll walk alone...think i've figured out how...i can make it home.

been through six rounds and i've found...
don't need to raise an eyebrow.
to the four who stood in the corner
and swore to hold me on the shoulders
next to the blame that belongs to me...
don't threaten my fate!

you only know, what you're tryin to hear
i ain't trying to be insincere.
you only know....the surprise is when you realize,
i don't want to leave here anyhow.

you only know...

Discography

Almost Green - 2004
9 track EP

Currently working on follow-up "Look Alive..." Check audio section for sample tracks

Set List

Sets run 45 - 60 minutes. Enough material for 2.
Covers, if necessary, include Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, GunsNRoses, Black Crowes, Counting Crows, Maroon5, OAR