blueprintmusic

blueprintmusic

BandFolkAmericana

Our music is soulful, powerful, thought provoking. Amazing vocals and unique instrumentation make Blueprintmusic unforgettable.

Biography

Our strength is a well-crafted song.

The gifted songwriting team of Kate Lamont, vocals, and Doug Sauter, guitar and banjo, began writing together several years ago. They make elegant choices, giving their material wide appeal. Deft reflections of the human condition, Blueprintmusic songs are inspiring, heart-breaking, adventurous, peaceful.

Members of Blueprintmusic contribute to the song arrangements. They come from every genre, including jazz, classical, bluegrass, folk and rhythm and blues. While most parts are "composed", some arrangements contain improvised introductions or interludes that pull the audience into the moment.

Grover Parido, cellist extraordinaire, and Matt Koher, vangaurd mandolinist/ fiddler, joined the ensemble in 2003. Joshua Strodtman came on board during the making of Ghosts and Eskimos in 2004. Performing on guitar when Doug is playing banjo, Joshua also plays dobro, congas, djembe. Indianapolis jazz great Fred Withrow displayed his formidable bass skills on the album "Ghosts and Eskimos." Joining the "live" lineup 2007, his low-end has built a new foundation for the band and completes the ensemble.

Blueprintmusic is at home on the festival or concert stage, and can give acoustic "house concert" performances.

Blueprintmusic resides in the midwest, currently in Indianapolis, IN.

Lyrics

Deathbed

Written By: Kate Lamont

I was haunted for eight years, I guess
without an anchor in the deep
for the night I would hold my breath
so maybe I wouldn’t fall asleep

where elevation only separated me
far from the notion of having it all planned out
far from the dreams where I would like to be

don’t get lost in your head
time to wake up from
cold, dead hearts left in bed
don’t get lost in your head

with no sign on reason
no where to hide, not even a decent place to grieve
I was lost in a land where the child had no eyes
constantly pulling at your sleeve

where elevation only separated me
far from the notion of having it all planned out
far from the dreams where I would like to be

don’t get lost in your head
time to wake up from
cold, dead hearts left in bed
don’t get lost in your head

Two

Written By: Kate Lamont

when does focus put the light on our eyes
and take it off what don’t really matter anyway
I have a hope for two more years
It’s easier than looking at the whole thing

I’ve had trouble looking out too far
with no gypsy to say why things happen the way they do
but I bet you’ve had that, too
when you can’t see right in front of you
you’re looking too far ahead again

when you’re doing what you love
don’t let the process slow you down again
I have a hope for two more years
it’s easier than looking at the whole thing

can you try not to strain your eyes?
it’s your pulse on the rise!
better slow the whole thing down again
I’ve had trouble looking out too far with
no gypsy to say why things happen the way they do
but I bet you’ve had that, too
bet you’ve had that, too?
when you can’t see right in front of you
you can’t see right in front of you
you’re looking too far ahead again
too far ahead again

Logan

Written By: Kate Lamont

Logan grew up next to a beauty queen
didn't see his own light shine
for a little while longer
had no time to get angry
no good at being mean
he's just one of a few people in this world that are as good as they seem

as good as they seem
as good as they seem

please keep me close in mind
they always say
so i ask the same of you when you leave this place
please keep me close in mind
they always say
so i ask the same of you
stand behind me all the way
when you leave this place

Logan grew up next to a beauty queen
didn't see his own light shine
for a little while longer
had no time to get angry
no good at being mean
he's just one of a few people in this world that are as good as they seem

as good as they seem
as good as they seem
one of a few people in this world that are as good as they seem

Discography

LP- Released 2002
LP- Ghosts and Eskimos 2004
LP- Slow Pace Quickening 2007

Set List

as a Headliner, Blueprintmusic plays one 90 minute set or two 45 min sets.
as a Supporting act, Blueprintmusic plays one 50 minute set.

a typical set includes 95% original material from our 3 full length albums and a few obscure arrangements of artists we are influenced by.