Chester Brown

Chester Brown

 Valparaiso, Indiana, USA
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With 14 yrs and over 2000 shows under their belt, it is obvious that Chester Brown is a well rehearsed professional band that puts together a sound all their own. With 60 + originals that breech the bluegrass, rock, jam, jazz, blues, pop, and country genres; with a slight lean towards jam. There is a song for everyone at a Chester Brown show.

Biography

Chester Brown is a five-piece Northwest Indiana band whom heralds over 60 original compositions and an array of covers. They have been performing live since their start in 2000, with numerous shows in 13 different states and over 2000 shows under their belt. Pulling from a seemingly endless musical library, they draw on elements of Rock, Funk, Country, Blues, R&B;, and Jazz. While they are not your typical Jam-Band, they can and do indeed jam! Chester Brown and their fans have formed a tight- knit bond that has exploded into respectable numbers in the last few years. The bands ability to smoothly translate and transcend their music from melodic oceans of sound into volcanic peeks of endless energy and back comes from a decade of down home dirty work and road weary wear and tear. Chester Brown has shared the stage with bands like Los Lobos, Vinnie Amico of Moe,Mr.Blotto, Chicago Blues legend Lonnie Brooks, Rusted Root, Railroad Earth, Cubensis, Jazz legend Herman Green, The Big Wu, Acoustic Hookah, Willie waldmen and Steve Molitz to name a few.The five distinct personalities of Chester Brown collide and combust to create a sound all their own, which is illustrated on their albums; "Stale Cigarettes" 2007, "live At The Shoreline" 2009, "Chester Brown" 2011 (featuring Vinnie Amico of "Moe"), a documentary called "Band In A Jam" 2013, and a 4'th album due for release this summer.

Lyrics

Own Way Home

Written By: Tim Vanderlin

I seen the light, go down that road.
Go down that track again, it?s getting old.
But I found, I do a lot better when I lose my mind.

Haven?t been down this road in awhile.
With it?s faded brick and broken tile.
But I see, I always seem to find my way through.
And I?ll find my own way home without help from you.
Yes I?ll find my own way home without help from you.

You?re my stars at night. You?re my guiding light.
You put a man on the moon. I?m coming back to you

I haven?t seen you here for a while, haven?t seen your face around, haven?t made you smile. But I tried. Lord knows I tried too.

And I?ll find my own way home without help from you.
Yes I?ll find my own way home without help from you.

You?re my stars at night. You?re my guiding light.
You put a man on the moon. I?m coming back to you

There was a time when I knew this song well.
Now my feet are back under that spell.
Making me dance to a tune unknown.
Making me move all the way back home.

Now you said you where my friend.
You said you?d love me until the end.
But I find, things get rough and then you?re through.
And I?ll find my own way home without help from you.
Yes I?ll find my own way home without help from you.
Yes I?ll find my own way home without help from you.

Lighter Days

Written By: Dominic Puglisi

Sometimes I?m right, but often wrong
Wake every day, but I?m still asleep
Try to make it all better,
But it doesn?t really even matter in the lighter

There are things I?ve done, It?s all in the past
I?ll have to wait for what?s to come
Will I last in the lighter days of our life?s

Will I last? in the lighter?days of our life?s
Will I last? in the lighter?days of our life?s
Will I last? in the lighter?days of our life?s, days of our life?s

Where are we now, I?ve gotta know
Might be down, but off the ground
See my eyes stare wider,
To see the clouds reflect/refrect (Dan Moore) the brighter days of our life?s

They?ll be green grass tomorrow and the sun will shine
Right now I feel it, it?s to far gone
See the blades grow higher,
See the blades reflect the brighter days of our life?s

Will I last? in the lighter?days of our life?s
Will I last? in the lighter?days of our life?s
Will I last? in the lighter?days of our life?s, days of our life?s?

Stale Cigarettes

Written By: Tim Vanderlin

Cloud of dust, stale cigarettes there?s a bottle of vodka ain?t nothing left
Haven?t slept in nearly 2 weeks and my throats so sore I can hardly speak
Don?t need no comb for my head don?t need no pillow for my head

And the road it keeps on rolli?n on just like the song that keeps on playing through
And when I see my baby and I saw my baby that?s when I?ll be coming back to you babe

Get on the bus with no regrets stick out your thumb and take a chance
Got to go where the day may take you
and it just might make you it just might break you
thank God we?re here at last ain?t got no money and we?re out of gas

And the road it keeps on rolli?n on just like the song that keeps on playing through
And when I see my baby and I saw my baby that?s when I?ll be coming back to you babe

Cloud of dust, stale cigarettes there?s a bottle of vodka ain?t nothing left
Haven?t slept in nearly 2 weeks and my throats so sore I can hardly speak
Don?t need no comb for my head don?t need no pillow for my head

And the road it keeps on rolli?n on just like the song that keeps on playing through
And when I see my baby and I saw my baby that?s when I?ll be coming back to you babe

When My Angel Came To Cry

Written By: Tim Vanderlin

Its been awhile and my souls are tired
They've given me all that they can
Try and speak and search inside my own mind
For a disconnection with my tongue
I Rearrange and rearrange until I see only what I need
Do the same everyday...Ya
Growing detached so I can reckonize my own face
But it wont coincide with the right time, when my angel came to cry

Change... The idea that you bought
Chains... like second hand thoughts
chains... will weigh your heart down
change... or you'll always be bound

See the demons rain down for a feast in my head
Keep all their dirty little secrets right here under my skin
But I still eat it up, in their chains I am bound
But it wont coincide with the right time, when my angel came to cry

Change... The idea that you bought
Chains... like second hand thoughts
chains... will weigh your heart down
change...or you'll always be bound

it wont coincide with the right time, when my angel came to cry

Sad Song

Written By: Tim Vanderlin

This whole life got me down again my friends
I can't see the sun for the clouds and rain
I hope someone will save me, save me
Before I go insane

Don't wanna be another sad song
They will only fade away
Don't wanna be another sad, sad song
In a long list of songs I don't play

And in these times were living in
We only think about today
I hope someone will save you, save you
Before you blow away

Don't wanna be another sad song
They will only fade away
Don't wanna be another sad, sad song
In a long list of songs I don't play

And this old Earth keeps spinning round and round and round
Afloat in outer space
I hope someone will save us, save us
From all the hunger and disgrace

Don't wanna be another sad song
They will only fade away
Don't wanna be another sad, sad song
In a long list of songs we don't play

Wonder

Written By: Dominic Puglisi

Yes I wonder if I could ever
Be the right one who will stand in the sun
Come undone
And I think I'm right
And i think your wrong
But you put up a fight
And I play along
And if I could you know I would
But forever I wonder

Well I wonder if I will ever
Be the right one who will
Put up a fight, yeah that's right
Forever I wonder

Dance Like A Devil

Written By: Tim Vanderlin

You dance like a devil but you sing like a saint
Like a long hot summer day
You never want to fade away
You dance like a devil but you sing like a saint

All those games you play
Gonna melt your brain away
You dance like a devil but you sing like a saint

It's the same as yesterday
Never want to lead the way
You dance like a devil but you sing like a saint

She's with another guy

Written By: Nathan Vanderlin

Awe there she was as pretty as can be
She looked so fine, she looked at me
And knew right then that I'd let her walk by
And when she did, honey I knew why
It wasn't that she wouldn't of it's that I didn't try

I didn't try, she walked on by
You know she's with another guy

All day at church I just staired at her
So pretty and sweet and knew for sure
That she would love me if I'd only say hi
But every Sunday I was to shy
I never said hello so I never said goodbye

I never said hi, she walked on by
You know she,s with another guy

I was getting drunk and so was she
You know she was pondering about how to change me
I had to do something, I had to try
I told her I loved her, she knew that that was a lie
When I tried to recover she was with another guy

I was drunk I told a lie
You know she's with another guy

Discography

Stale Cigarettes 2007
Live @ The Shoreline 2009
Chester Brown (self titled) 2011

Set List

We generally play all originals with maybe one or 2 covers for fun in a night. We have 60 plus originals and we focus on that. if u dont like original music then get a DJ or perhaps kerouc is the right move. We can play anywhere from.07 seconds to 24 hrs. Just let us know what u need.