Blackwater '64

Blackwater '64

 St. Louis, Missouri, USA
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Blackwater '64 is a St. Louis Rock 'n' Roll band that is on a mission to keep American blue collar guitar rock alive!

Biography

Blackwater '64 has toured and played shows in: MO, IL, KS, TN, KY, OH, TX, LA, AL and GA as both Headliners and Support for such acts as: Needtobreathe, American Aquarium, Gasoline Heart, Shooter Jennings, Cassino, Carter Hulsey, Park, Adam Faucett and Tom Pappas (of Superdrag)

Started in Nov of 2012 as an alt-country band and has since developed a guitar rock sound.

Blackwater '64 embodies the sound and feel of early classic rock.

For fans of: Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World, and Jason Isbell

Debut E.P. "Whiskey and Wine" released April of 2013

Full Length album to be released late 2014/early 2015

Band Members:

Ben Martsolf (KS) - Lead Vocals & Guitar
Aaron Bickel (MO) - Lead Guitar
Aaron Peipert (IL) - Bass Guitar
Matt Effinger (MO) - Drums






Lyrics

Dancing With Your Ghost

Written By: Ben Martsolf

It’s like I’m dancing with your ghost
Its been sometime since,
I’ve last seen you around,
But don’t you get to close,
Cause I’m not sure if I,
Can take the same thing twice
Would you take it all back
If you knew how?
If you knew how?
She said,
Is it beautiful where you are?
Cause it sure is Beautiful in this little town
And I know,
We’ve come so far
And I’ve been thinking of you
For the last 3 years
And I don’t know
How to say
How sorry I am for everything,
But I sure will try
Try, try
It’s like I’m dancing with your ghost,
Wondering what comes next
Sometimes it really seems
You wish you never left
And I would take it all back
If I knew how
If I knew how
So I told her
Time will heal our scars,
I threw away the blade
And I’m so sorry, Now I’m
Sitting in the car just wishing
we could stay on the phone forever
But I head back inside
To lay my head down and close my eyes
So I can dream of you
Like I’ve done for the last 3 years
I’m Dancing with your Ghost

Whiskey and Wine

Written By: Ben Martsolf

I see her crying in the rear view,
Tell me what’s a boy to do?
No sooner than it starts,
She took his little heart,
And Broke it right in two

It’s Like Whiskey and wine

So things are finally rollin,
You like the way they’re going
Your heart is always golden
And Darlin’ that’s the truth
So wipe them tears away
And there’ll be better days,
They’re right around the corner
And they’ll be coming soon

It’s not he didn’t love you
Cause I know he loved you
Sometimes its just so hard to
Handle all the truth,
His heart is black and hardened
Age is where he got it
He’s just trying to save you
From the awful Truth

Whiskey and Wine
When aged is the finest
That’s what they tell ya
It aint all the truth,
So just take a moment
Soak it all in
And have a drink or two

Don’t think I didn’t notice,
All the signs you’re throwing
You’ve got so much going
Its going on for you,
So take a little in,
Don’t give yourself away
Don’t let him know you’re coming
Don’t waste your life away

See You In Hell

Written By: Ben Martsolf

Woah this little diddy
Takes me back some years
Sweet home Alabama on a Kansas
New years eve
I told you once
Come a little closer
Let me help you out
Tried to tell myself to control myself
But I
Let you down
Rumors have got it going
And it’s spinning round
Talk of the town
And you’re lying to my face,
I told you so
Sorry for asking questions
but I meant well
You looked me in the eyes
told me go to hell
I’ve been there once,
And I don’t want to go there again
Woah I’m Missing that awful feeling
Woah but I ain’t missing you
Woah only time will tell and catch up to you
Woah I still won’t be, missing you
Woah this little diddy
Takes me back some years
Sweet home Alabama on a Kansas
New years eve
I told you once
Sorry for asking questions
but I meant well
You looked me in the eyes
told me go to hell
I’ve been there once,
And I don’t want to go there again
Woah I’m Missing that awful feeling
Woah but I ain’t missing you
Woah only time will tell and catch up to you
Woah I still won’t be, missing you

Cowboy Showdown

Written By: Ben Martsolf

Daddys going away for a little while
Keep your head up and keep on smiling
Promise me you’ll keep your momma strong
The trials and tears of these next few years
Will be the hardest and make you stronger
Just always know, I love you son
I’ve got the last few years of running catching up to me
I’m starting to feel old and it’s hard to sleep
I guess I
Am still doing well
Through this pen and paper is how I speak
Been drawing lots of pictures of a man like me
And how I
Got a lot of faces and wear them well
The air is cold,
On my shoulder,
I draw my gun,
And fire to the wind
I killed a man,
For good reason,
Now I’m on the run

Army

Written By: Ben Martsolf

He said Son,
Why don’t you join the Army?
Uncle Sam wants what you’ve got
It’s always hard to see
A young man in dire need of life
Bombs are falling in the morning
There’s a fire on his street
He said it’s time to stop feeling
Sorry for myself
Head to the bar for another Drink
Last call 11:30
An Old man pulls up a seat
He said son
Tell me all about yourself
Let me buy you another drink
He said,
Why don’t you join the Army?
Uncle Sam wants what you’ve got
It’s always hard to see
A young man in dire need of life
He said
Sir I joined the Army
Uncle Sam got what he wants
Well and as for me
No longer in Dire need of life

Bridges

Written By: Ben martsolf

Forgiving ain’t forgetting
but it’s hard sometimes to really let it go,
Do you know,
What you’re asking
for?
Girl you know I Love ya
But you’re sweet as sin
And I told you once
I cant go back to where I came
From
You’ve been coming round trying to get in
Hammering the walls
But the damage has already been
Repaired
Things are not the same as they once were
Cause you took what wasn’t yours
And you traded it in for the Good
Life
My heart turns east
You don’t look back as you leave
And then it’s gone
Can’t forget to forgive
Looks like you burnt
Your bridge again

Drugs and Dragons

Written By: Ben Martsolf

When the morning comes
You say you will
Wait an hour or two
Before you take those Pills
And the Heavens won’t
But the Devil will
Take the pain away

In the Dragons ring
You’ve got some moves
Fighting sword to fire
You’re gonna lose
And the Knight that fights
Just to prove
Is Going to Die along the way

The sirens sing,
And say I’ve never seen
This kind of light
Fire and Ice
The Damned,
The Saved,
We all are gonna Die

Firefly

Written By: Ben Martsolf

I swear we’ve been here all before
Cigarette smoke fills the room
These whiskey drinks
Are flowing through my bones
She tastes like cigarettes and sin
Cigarettes and sin
Remind us where we’ve been
Old dirt roads and crowded rooms,
No city lights and miles from home,
With my molly and my camel blues
These whiskey drinks
Are flowing through my bones,
She tastes like cigarettes and sin
So light it up,
Watch it burn and die
Like the river runs,
With no end in sight
Like a firefly,
Chases the midnight sky
These whiskey drinks
Are flowing through my bones,
She tastes like cigarettes and sin

Discography

April 2013 - "Whiskey and Wine" E.P.

                     Dancing With Your Ghost

                     Whiskey and Wine

                     See You In Hell

                     Cowboy Showdown

                     Army

                     Bridges

April 2014 "Drugs and Dragons" - Digital Single

April 2014 "Firefly" - Digital Single

Set List

Poison in The Water
Chicago
See You In Hell
Whiskey and Wine
Angel Eyes
Cowboy Showdown
Let Me In
Firefly
Drugs and Dragons