Appalucia

Appalucia

 Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
BandFolkAcoustic

5 piece acoustic punk band formed in 2008 with songs rooted in our ancestry’s fights and celebrations. Ranging from death bed redemption to harvest celebrations from the porches they fought to protect.

Biography

Direct descendents from the original German settlers of the early 1800s in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. They were simple, yet skilled laborers, from poor families that came to America for a new life that consisted of basic pleasur...es, hard work, and living off of the rich and fertile Southern land. As the secession from the Union by the Southern states began, the Appalachian settlers knew that North Carolina would be forced to withdraw from the United States and fight for a war to sustain, among other things, slavery laws. They wanted no part in it, for the mountain colonists were too poor to afford slaves in the first place, and these proud people held allegiance to none other than their own. In fear of losing the land they'd worked so hard for, they began the Appalachia/Lucia Militia or the APPALUCIA Militia. They set up post on the mountain ridges to survey each valley below, and throughout the foothills. Whenever any company of soldiers, be they Confederate or Union, would try to pass by, the Appalucia Militiamen would ambush, forcing them to either die or retreat in hopes of finding a new passage. Eventually, both sides of this Civil War would call this area the "Cohee Trail" and avoid it at all cost. At that time, we had won our war! Meanwhile, one of the main pastimes of the people was music, having barn dances or congregations of musicians in the hollers, at the harvest festivals, or on the porches of their homes (when they weren't fighting to defend them). They began writing spiritual songs reflecting their ways of hard time living and the worship of a more down home and simple God, as opposed to the more traditional Christian Religion. In turn, these songs have been passed down generation to generation by those original settlers who later became known, and will always be remembered as the Appalucia Militia! Enjoy.

Lyrics

Bet it all

Written By: C. Zeigler and A. Fenstermaker

Stop laying down with them grassbacks,
Come on and play some blackjack,
I wanna win my money back called misdeal, said that deck was stacked,
I stabbed you bet it hurt a lot,
But I walked out there with the pot,
went out to the next poker house and bought myself a shot.

chorus
Bet it All, put your money on the table,
Bet it alll, if you're willing and you're able,
Bet it all, the next time you come around,
oh lord you better lay that money down,

throw them dice against the wall,
Keep betting til you lost it all,
I got to feed my family and I'll bet my house if you don't call,
So ante up cause you're not in or bum some money from a friend,
You know you want to play again,
So come on man stand tall,

repeat chorus

You think you got the best hand around,
I'll call your bluff, I'll stand my ground,
your poker face ain't shit, boy, so I'm gonna double down,

repeat chorus.

Liquor house

Written By: C. Zeigler and A. Fenstermaker

Take me to the liquor house, right now,

I'm on my way, back up to the bottom, back up to the bottle, get out of my way, I'll put you down in the ground, my sweet little darling, get out of my way.

You bring me down, so I forgot my troubles, forgot to be subtle, get out of my way, I'm a grown man with plans, my sweet little darling, get out of my way.

Send em home

Written By: C. Zeigler and A. Fenstermaker

When the shit hits the fan, I don't need no middle man, telling us how to be living, me and my boys have a plan, on the killing fields we met we painted that river red, we fed you to that oak tree and we tallied up the dead.

Send 'em home to see ol jesus, boys you didn't win today.
send 'em home to see ol jesus, cause we won't give them time to pray.
and tell their children, where we sent them..their daddy's gone to see ol jesus.
tell their woman, where we sent them..their man has gone to see ol jesus.

as militia men we'll die, victory in our eyes, on a field of your dead soldiers we will celebrate their lives, as the day passes on, we will sing our battle song, let all those that fight against know that they'll be going home.

Send 'em home to see ol jesus,boys you didn't win today.
send 'em home to see ol jesus, we won't give them time to pray.
and tell their children, where we sent them...their daddy's gone to see ol jesus
tell their women where we sent them..their man has gone to see ol jesus.
tell all their friends, wher we sent them..there buddy's gone to see ol jesus.
tell their parents, where we sent him..their boy has gone to see ol jesus, and they ain't never going to see him, again.

Discography

-Appalucia “Appalucia” AMR-01 released 4/8/08 also available for download on itunes, bandcamp, etc.
-“Righteous Man” used on “Y’all motherfuckers need justice 2” compilation on Farmegeddon Records
-Appalucia "Bet it All E.P." AMR-02 also available for download on CD baby
-"believe in god (if y'ant to)" used on Jeff Hahne's Home brew vol. 5 compilation.