Bingo Quixote

Bingo Quixote

 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
BandAlternativeAmericana

"Beautiful."
Kramer, Rolling Stone Producer of the Year

A full-bodied, multi-layered sound, incorporating horns, strings, and keys, enveloping a unique blend of musical styles, from carnival barker shouts, psychedelia, reggae, punk, hip-hop, and old school country, all blended together with an articulate lyrical sensibility.

Biography

Bingo Quixote is the musical vehicle for artist/poet Bob Ziller. His singing career started when Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root asked to play backup and join Ziller onstage for a joint show/poetry reading. Ziller found it to be so much fun to sing his poetry to music, that from then on he focused on writing songs to be sung, rather than just read off the page.  Approached at an art opening by Mike Speranzo of Mr. Small's Funhouse with an offer for recording studio time in exchange for a sculpture, Ziller recorded his first single, "Pit Stop for the Angels", a homage to an elder Pittsburgh artist, Bill Patterson.  Attracting the notice of producer Paul Milner (Keith Richards, Rush), who bartered his studio talents in exchange for a sumi ink painting by Ziller, the band recorded a number of songs, including "Circus Apocalypso: the Revenge of the 40 Ft. Poet".  For his latest songs, including "Maybe You Caught the Roses", "Blue Highway", "Buried Treasure", Ziller enlisted renowned Indie producer Kramer, who also joined in to play organ and sing on several tracks.  The band was recently back in the studio with veteran sax man Erik Lawrence, who played and did horn arrangements for the multi-Grammy Award-winning, late great Levon Helm Band.

Lyrics

Blue Highway

Written By: Robert Ziller

Caught a ride through the Black Hills
from a kind Lakota man
We shook our hands, starting talking,
summer wind through the van
Plastic Jesus on the dashboard
radio like a prayer
"Where'd you come from?"
"Where you going?"
"Are you at home everywhere?"
"Are you at home everywhere?"

Blue Highway, Blue Highway

Highway signs stitches of a crazy quilt
from up above
And underneath the waves of grain
lay the bullets and remains
the open road rolls on by
crickets sing where the battles cried:
"It's a good day to die!"
"It's a good day to die!"
"A good day to die!"

Traveling souls come and go
all along the open road
Every hand touch the clouds
Democracy should be allowed
Every hand on Freedom's Plow
Democracy we need it now
We need it now

Plastic Jesus on the dashboard
radio like a prayer
"Where'd you come from?"
"Where you going?"
"Are you at home everywhere?"
"Are you at home everywhere?"

Blue Highway, Blue Highway

Discography

Pit Stop for the Angels, single

Blue Highway, e.p.
Bingo Quixote, e.p.


Set List

One to one and a half hours.