Brasher/Bogue

Brasher/Bogue

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

"'Drivin' with the Devil'" is ready for the radio. If you're playing Jason Aldean and Brantley Gilbert (and you are), you should absolutely play Brasher/Bogue. Great attitude to spare. Terrific lyric. This is the kind of country music--I call it 'blue collar country'--that's exploding at country radio. Don't take my word for it; take your listeners' word for it. Brasher/Bogue has arrived right on time."


Dave Spencer
Afternoon Personality/Music Director
The Country Station 92.5 WBKR

Biography

Brasher/Bogue is Kentucky Native Andy Brasher and North-western Iowa boy Dustin Bogue.
Both moved to Nashville in 2005. After meeting through a mutual friend in Music City, the two started writing songs. Andy brings to the collaboration a love for soul music and southern rock and Dustin brings pure country.
Their first album, The Brasher/Bogue Project (released in 2009), was initially meant to be a vehicle for getting their songs to publishers. The fan bases of both Brasher and Bogue joined forces behind the duo and new fans were gravitating toward the music on this CD. The demand to perform live was there. Putting the band together was the next step.
Now joined by John Adkisson on the bass guitar, Chris Sogard on the drums and Jim Heep on pedal steel guitar, Brasher/Bogue hit the road.

In the summer of 2010 Brasher/Bogue landed an event series at the Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville, that became the #1 event series for the venue. Brasher/Bogue performs at "Brasher/Bogue and Real Friends" bi-monthly at the HRC in Nashville and features friends such as Daryle Singletary, Highway 101 (including a guest appearance by Wynonna Judd!), Kelly Pickler, Rivers Rutherford, Bobby Pinson, Ricochet, Veronica Ballestrini, Ashley Gearing, Kingbilly, Jeremy McComb, SixWire and Shawn Mayer to name a few.

This event series gave birth to the "Party Bus" ...a 60 seat chartered bus that hauls Brasher/Bogue fans to and from the event. Aside from whisking Brasher/Bogue fans to the Hard Rock Cafe shows in Nashville, Tennessee, the "Party Bus" has also been used in Northwest Iowa and as far south as Florida.
Another unique way of bringing the Brasher/Bogue party to the fans and "Real Friends"(named after the cult popular Brasher/Bogue song, "Real Friends") is by way of the "Real Friends Cam". With a live feed from the soundboard and a wireless camera, Brasher/Bogue can broadcast to fans all over the country!

The band has played tons of bars and festivals, most notoriously (and tropically) the Flora-Bama; Sloppy Joe's in Key West; Kenny Chesney's Winter Beach Jam in Nassau, Bahamas and the Key West Songwriter's Fest.
In 2011, Brasher/Bogue was selected to be the official band of Kenny Chesney's Going Coastal Tour pre show parties. The events took Brasher/Bogue through Seattle, Denver, Minneapolis, Detroit, Chicago, Green Bay, DC, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

In June of 2012, the newest Brasher/Bogue studio album was released. Called By God (Part One), the newest project is a 5 song EP. The first half of a two disc installment. The single from By God (Part One), "Drivin with the Devil" is getting lots of airplay on mid-level markets from California through the midwest into the Ohio Valley and South into Florida. It has been the most requested song for 5 weeks on WBKR 92.5 in Owensboro, KY. #1 on the high 5 at 5 countdown for 20+ days and counting!
Andy and Dustin were commissioned to write "Drivin' with the Devil" by Native-Intelligence Distributions to be the theme for the audio book version of Driving With The Devil: Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels, and the birth of NASCAR by Neal Thompson. Racing historians and legends alike are raving about the song's vivid interpretation of the early days of stock car and moonshine. By God (Part Two) is due out on December 12, 2012.

Lyrics

Crows and Buzzards

Written By: Andy Brasher

I'm leaving my lover to the crows and buzzards; I can see them circling the hill where she lay.
I wish her well on her trip to hell.
And I suppose I'll be seeing her there someday.

For fourteen years there was no doubt, by my side is where she'd always stay.
But, in one nights time, she has broken my mind and left me with no choice except the one I make today.
With my shovel in my hand and my heart in my throat, and my lover beside me on the ground,
I confess to her my undying love and she just lays there and doesn't make a sound

For fourteen nights I have cried myself into a frenzy; into a deep blue shade.
Till sleep is just a mem'ry and the cirlcles all around my eyes leave me sitting here sobbing on my spade
The ghosts around my bed will never be seen, but all night long they whisper 'round my head.
And tell me a story I know too well,
about a love I had that is now truly dead.

Indian

Written By: Andy Brasher

Indian
Andy Brasher

I always thought that you were the prettiest woman I’d ever seen
And I’d watch you go flyin’ by ridin’ on your Indian machine
You’d say, “ Hop on my motorcycle, baby, let’s go chase down some lost dreams”
And I’d go with you, baby, you know I always was fond of causing a scene
And no matter how many times I lost you, you could always be found
Until I was standing alone in front of your stone, starin’ into the ground

Chorus: Wish you could see me ride
It took me a while, but I fixed up your old bike,
And it goes much faster now
Than it ever would go
And I imagine that you’re in the wind that I feel blow
And I’m only one crash away from your side….just so you know

I’ve been playin’ all night and this bar room is smoky as hell
You know I think I’d be a lot better off just to do my drinkin’ at the motel
Since you’ve been gone, I’ve been doin’ what you always said I should do
Chasin’ lost dreams with my guitar and my homemade tunes
And I’ve got a few new ones now, I think you probably would have liked to have heard
But try as I might I never could bring you back with any of them words

But you’re with me when I ride
It took me a couple of years but I fixed up our old bike
And I ride much faster now, than either one of us ever dared to go
And I imagine that you’re in the wind that I feel blowin’
And I’m only one crash away from your side….just so you know
I’m always one crash away from your side…just short of letting go
I’m only one crash away from your side…never letting go

Perfect Little World

Written By: Brasher/Bogue

The color of your eyes, matches the shade,
of the passenger side, of my Chevrolet,
Pickup truck,
so it must be Love.

My first fist fight was defendin' you, I was 10 years old, even then I knew, it was just one of the signs from up above

pre-chorus: and all our friends up in the city,
they might look at us with pity

Chorus: Cause you're my redneck gal, I'm your white-trash man,
the pawn shop ring on your left hand,
Is shimmerin' off of your Pabst Blue Ribbon can.
I gave it to you, you gave me a whirl,
now it's those two boys and that little girl,
and you and I in a perfect little world.
You and I in a perfect little world.

When the wind dies down and the night is still,
we fall asleep to the song of a whippoorwill,
In our double-wide, palace in paradise
This summer it's hot, but we gotta stay cool,
The a.c.'s shot so we bought a little pool
at the K-Mart store,
Got it on sale half-price

pre-chorus: And as the stock market's crashin'
We sit and watch our children splashin

Chorus: Cause you're my redneck gal, I'm your white-trash man,
the pawn shop ring on your left hand,
Is shimmerin' off of your Pabst Blue Ribbon can.
I gave it to you, you gave me a whirl,
now it's those two boys and that little girl,
and you and I in a perfect little world.
You and I in a perfect little world.

The color of your eyes, matches the shade,
of the passenger side, of my Chevrolet,
Pickup truck,
so it must be Love.

Discography

By God (Part Two) - 2013

By God (Part One) - 2012

The Brasher/Bogue Project - 2009

Drivin' with The Devil - single

By God - single

Set List

Original And Cover

Original Songs:
Son of a Gun
Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler
Knowin' Where I'm Goin'
We Can't Stay Here
Tired
Drivin With The Devil
By God
I Might Be Lonely
One More Time
I Want It All
Suzanne
Moonshine
Big Joe
Perfect Little World
Outlaw
Real Friends

Covers:
New Country
Old Country
Blues and Southern Rock
Some current Pop