BluesRoot

BluesRoot

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BluesRoot is a unique Americana blend of early blues, rockabilly, and '50's/'60's rock 'n roll. BluesRoot teases you with hints of Elvis, Carl Perkins, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters. Originals capture the feel of that great era. Act is a solo, duo, trio, or four piece.

Biography

BluesRoot songs are a unique Americana blend of early blues, rockabilly, and '50's and early '60's rock and roll influences.

BluesRoot pays tribute to the greats and the songs that laid the foundation to America's rock and roll heritage. In addition, the Root delivers the same made in America feel on their own original music.

Described as "Americana blues/rock", the ten songs on BluesRoot's own "Live. Real. In the moment." grab you where you live...the way you live...and how you'd like to live.

Rhapsody lists the CD as one of the 200 most significant new releases. Songs have received airplay on over 400 steaming internet and brick and mortar radio stations.

Full of satire, double meanings, and real life insight, BluesRoot songs, both tribute and original, are emotion filled musical journeys that make you smile, laugh and cry. They tease you with hints of Elvis, Carl Perkins, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Muddy Waters and other '50's greats. They deliver a unique musical treat for the soul.

All the original songs were written by '60's music veteran, John D. Moore. He sings, plays acoustic/electric and slide guitar, and adds blues influenced harmonica too. John performs as a solo act using RootMaster (from BluesRoot). Art Borgeson, another lifelong musician, brings a mellow, uptown, Nashville sounding lead guitar, coloring each BluesRoot selection with just the right touch of mood enhancing feel.

When the duo expands to a trio or four piece they are joined by various '60's music veterans, bass and harmonica.

Their "Live. Real. In the moment" CD was recorded live and real...just the way it is supposed to be. No year long studio gimmicks here. Just good songs, played in the moment, by guys who enjoy them.

Lyrics

So tired of lyin'

Written By: Copyright 2005 John D. Moore

So tired of lyin'
So tired of lyin'
So tired of lyin', coverin' up for you.

Know where you're goin'
Honey, know where you've been
I know where you're goin'
Woman I know where you've been
No matter what you tell me
(I know) You're goin' back to him again.

You've been drinkin'
You've been runnin' around
You've been drinkin'
Honey, you've been runnin' 'round
You think that you're foolin'
But it's all over town.

(repeat first verse)
(instrumental)
(repeat first verse)

Someday woman
You know the hammer's gonna fall
Someday baby
You know the hammer's gonna fall
And I'll be gone.
You'll have no one else to call.

(repeat first verse)

Hold tight mama

Written By: Copyright 2005 John D. Moore

Hold tight mama
your man is comin' home
I said, hold tight mama
(You know) your man is comin' home
Gonna give you good lovin'
So, get off that telephone.

Put the kids all to bed
Kick the dog(gie) out the door
Put the kids all to bed
Kick the dog out the door
Get the whiskey from the kitchen
Give us both a little pour

(repeat first verse)
(instrumental)

I've got money in my pockets
Got lovin' on my mind
Got money in my pockets
Woman, I got lovin' on my mind
Gonna give you more lovin' baby
Than you ever thought you'd find

(repeat first verse)
(instrumental)
(repeat first verse)

It was a hell of a party

Written By: Copyright 2005 John D. Moore

It was a hell of a party
It was a hell of a show
Everybody kept comin'
Nobody wanted to go
It was ten pounds of fun
In a five pound sack
It was a hell of a party baby
'Til you came back
Then it was a stampede woman
Everybody heading out the back door
Everybody left the party
Don't want to come back here no more!

Why don't you see your girlfriend?
Your mama needs you too
How 'bout your cousin?
You ought to go see her too.
Yea it was ten pounds of fun
In a five pound sack
It was a hell of a party honey
Then you came back
Then it was a stampede woman
Everybody heading out the back door
Everybody left the party
Don't want to come back here no more!

(instrumental)
(repeat first verse)
(repeat second verse)

Discography

"Live. Real. In the moment"
Released March, 2006.
copyright 2005-2006 John D. Moore (BMI)
JDM label (independent)

Three selections are getting significant internet streaming play. "Hold Tight Mama" is an upbeat early rock sounding instant classic that details a man coming home after a long time on the road.

"So Tired of Lyin'" is a plea for reconcilation between a man and woman in a troubled relationship.

"It Was A Hell Of A Party" is boy's night out...and getting in trouble with the "little lady".

BluesRoot singles and the CD are available worldwide in both hard copy and digital download format. Outlets include: www.rhapsody.com, www.itunes.com, www.amazon.com, www.target.com, www.borders.com, www.emusic.com, www.napster.com, www.cdbaby.com, and www.towerrecords.com. A complete list of outlets is available on www.bluesroot.net.

Set List

BluesRoot performs shows containing one to four 45 minute sets. Shows are a combination of BluesRoot adaptations of early blues, '50's rock 'n roll, and rockabilly with BluesRoot originals within each set. A typical four set show would be:
Set One

1. Crossroads - Robert Johnson
2. Hound Dog - Big Mama Thornton
3. Matchbox - Carl Perkins
4. That’s All Right - Elvis/Big Boy Crudup
5. So Tired of Lyin’ - BluesRoot
6. Lucille - Little Richard
7. Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
8. Nadine - Chuck Berry
9. Rocky Road Blues - Gene Vincent
10. Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Little Richard

Set Two

11. Black Cadillac - Sonny Burgess
12. Born to Boogie - Carl Perkins
13. House of the Rising Sun - Texas Alexander
14. Hold Tight Mama - BluesRoot
15. Mean Woman Blues - Roy Orbison
16. Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
17. Gloria - Van Morrison
18. The Things I Used To Do - (old blues standard)
19. Bright Lights, Big City - Jimmy Reed
20. The Whiskey’s All Gone