Alyssa Jean and the Gypsy Blue Band

Alyssa Jean and the Gypsy Blue Band

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a life, soul, and sound that lies somewhere between the pain of the blues, the truth of folk, and the heart of rock and roll.

Biography

from the streets of philadelphia to the foothills of north carolina, alyssa jean's voice has rung out loud and clear. with her young heart and old soul, alyssa has turned her life of trial and triumph into song. "When i write a song, i want it to be simple and true. Everything i write is from the heart." raised amongst musicians her whole life, alyssa was exposed to everything from bach to bob dylan. Her mother began teaching her piano at the tender age of three. Her older brother, a gifted drummer, made her study his favortie records word for word, note for note. But her father, a talented guitarist and singer-songwriter, would constantly fill their home with his music. He rooted alyssa in the blues, folk, and rock and roll and later taught her how to play guitar. It is no wonder than that alyssa found her voice somewhere between the pain of the blues, the truth of folk, and the passion of rock and roll. Upon moving back to philaldelphia, after living in north carolina for much of her life, alyssa met her future bandmates. Three friends, who were also studying music, became the gypsy blue band. and the rest, as they say, is history. Dan, dahni, and winston are a force to be reckoned with. as for the music itself, it's rock n roll with a funky back beat, an irresistable groove, a catchy hook, and a touch of country twang. But with their numerous influences and unique style, the best way to know the gypsy blue band's music is to just push play.

Lyrics

Til I Knew You

Written By: Alyssa Jean

NEVER KNEW THAT LOVE WAS MEANT TO LAST
NO HOPE FOR MY FUTURE AND SO SCARED OF THE PAST
BUT THEN YOU WALKED IN
AND SHOWED ME WHERE TO BEGIN
TOOK MY HAND
AND SAID BABY I’LL BE YOUR MAN
PLEASE FORGIVE ME IF I HADN’T A CLUE
THAT I DIDN’T KNOW ME TIL I…
TIL I KNEW YOU

NEVER THOUGHT I WAS BEAUTIFUL TIL YOU LOOKED INTO MY EYES
NEVER THOUGHT ANYONE COULD CARE TIL YOU HEARD, YOU HEARD MY CRIES
YOU BELIEVED IN ME AND SHOWED ME WHAT I COULD BE
HELD ME THROUGH THE NIGHT
AND SAID BABY YOU’LL BE ALRIGHT
THERE WERE TIMES WHEN I WAS SO CONFUSED
CAUSE I DIDN’T KNOW ME TIL I… TIL I KNEW YOU

YOU TOOK MY HAND SAID BABY I’LL BE YOUR MAN
GAVE ME SOME LOVIN SO GOOD I JUST COULDN’T STAND
YOU LOOKED INTO MY EYES AND LISTENED TO MY CRIES
TOOK AWAY ALL THOSE FEARS ALL THOSE PAINS AND LIES

YOU’VE MADE YOUR MISTAKES
AND I’VE MADE MY SHARE TOO
BUT WHEN I’M WITH YOU
OH BABY I FEEL BRAND NEW
AND NOW WE KNOW
EXACTLY WHAT TO DO
CAUSE I KNOW ME NOW THAT I…

NOW THAT I KNOW YOU.

Where To Begin

Written By: Alyssa Jean

MY HEAD IS SPINNING AND MY BODY IS WEAK
MY TOUNGE IS SO TWISTED IT’S GETTING HARDER TO SPEAK
BUT I’VE BEEN DOWN BEFORE
AND I’M SURE I’LL BE IT AGAIN
LORD I JUST DON’T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN

I LEFT MY HOME AND MY BABY TOO
SAID I GET SO LONESOME AND I FEEL SO BLUE
BUT I’VE BEEN ALONE BEFORE
AND I’M SURE I’LL BE IT AGAIN
LORD I JUST DON’T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN

I FEEL LIKE I’M LOOKING OUT OF A DEEP DARK HOLE
MY HEART IS BREAKING AND IT’S CUTTING THROUGH MY SOUL
BUT I HAVE BLED BEFORE
AND I’M SURE I’LL BLEED AGAIN
LORD I JUST DON’T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN

MY HEAD IS SPINNING AND MY BODY IS WEAK
MY TOUNGE IS SO TWISTED IT’S GETTING HARDER TO SPEAK
BUT I’VE BEEN DOWN BEFORE
AND I’M SURE I’LL BE IT AGAIN
LORD I JUST DON’T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN
LORD I JUST DON’T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN
LORD I JUST NO I JUST DON’T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN

Bitter Old Fool

Written By: Alyssa Jean

I COULD GIVE YOU A RAINBOW
AND YET YOU’D STILL ASK FOR RAIN
AND YOU COULD HAVE EVERYTHING
AND YET YOU’D STILL COMPLAIN
JUST BECAUSE THINGS DIDN’T GO YOUR WAY
DON’T COME PISSIN ON MY PARADE
AND YOU MAY HATE ME FOR THE THINGS I DO
BUT AT LEAST I’M NOT YOU JUST A BITTER OLD FOOL

I DON’T CARE IF YOU HATE YOUR LIFE
BUT DON’T YOU DARE HATE ME
CAUSE I AIN’T GOT TIME
FOR YOUR SPITE AND YOUR JEALOUSY
I KNOW I HAVE EVERYTHING THAT YOU NEED
AND ALL YOU GOT IS MY PITY
AND YOU MAY HATE ME FOR THE THINGS THAT I DO
BUT AT LEAST I’M NOT YOU JUST A BITTER OLD FOOL

IF ONLY YOU’D GIVEN ME A CHANCE
OH I COULD HAVE TAUGHT YOUR HEART TO DANCE

STILL I HOPE AND I PRAY
THAT YOU DON’T WASTE YOUR LIFE AWAY
WALKING THAT LONG DARK RAOD
WHEN THERE’S A BRIGHTER AND A BETTER WAY
THERE’S MORE JOY IN LIFE
THAN YOU COULD EVER FIND
IF ONLY YOU’D OPEN YOUR HEART AND MIND
AND YOU MAY HATE ME FOR THE THINGS THAT I DO
BUT AT LEAST I’M NOT YOU
JUST A BITTER OLD FOOL

NO I’LL NEVER EVER BE LIKE YOU JUST A BITTER OLD FOOL

Discography

The Southern EP- independently released
radio play on WQHS.org and RadioVolta.org
and the Acoustic Philly podcast

Set List

can play up to 2 hrs with originals only
up to 3 hrs if including the band's rep of blues and classic rock covers

Original set list:
Where To Begin
Ocean Eyes
Is Love Enough
Blues for Captain Hook
Lonely September
Bitter Old Fool
Black Days
Til I Knew You