Cris C. Cuddy

Cris C. Cuddy

BandAmericanaFolk

Cris Cuddy and his band are seasoned pros who play with the spontaneity of kids...the ear-catching interplay between the instrumentalists plus strong vocal harmonies compliment a striking variety of original songs and their commanding singer

Biography

Cris Cuddy founded the folk group Jeremy Dormouse and roots rockers Max Mouse and the Gorillas and has written and recorded several projects with each. He has recorded in Nashville with legendary producer Brian Ahern (Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash) and contributed songs to recordings by songwriting legend Mickey Newbury and Canadian Grammy Awards winners Prairie Oyster and Tracey Prescott.
George Bradfute has produced and performed with Phil Lee, Paul Burch, Jason Ringenberg, Webb Wilder etc.
Fats Kaplin has played and/or recorded with Tom Russell, The Judds and Manhattan Transfer.
Pete James formed cult favorite Nicki and the Corvettes and ran the famous blues jam at the House of Blues in Boston
Brian Owings is a first-call session player and has performed with acts such as Buddy and Julie Miller and Delbert McClinton

Lyrics

Overnight Sensation

Written By: Cris Cuddy

To hear some people tell it
I'm an overnight sensation
I'm the small town boy who's made it
to the airwaves of the nation
My lucky star has been my guiding light and my salvation
It's kept the white line shining bright
On the road to be an overnight sensation

Country club or honky tonk, champagne or tap beer
Where the people drink and dance,
you bet that I've played here
I crisscrossed this whole country
on a steady uphill climb
Now suddenly I'm on a roll
and I'm an overnight sensation

This overnight sensation says
the night's been much too long
I hope it's really over now, I'm ready for the dawn
I've lived too hard on borrowed time
to reach my destination
It's time to pay back everything I owe
Now that I'm an overnight sensation

For years I used to drink up
every nickel of my pay
After my wife left me,
took the kids and moved away
She left me 'cuz she loved me
and she knew I'd never rest
'Til I proved that I could be the best
And be an overnight sensation

This overnight sensation says
the night's been much too long
I hope it's really over now, I'm ready for the dawn
I've lived too hard on borrowed time
to reach my destination
It's time to pay back everything I owe
Now that I'm an overnight sensation

Copyright 2003 cris cuddy/socan

The Checkout Girl

Written By: Cris Cuddy

I was in the southland just getting by
Wishing for a new love to give me a try
Ever since she left I've been feeling so low
Walking round in circles with no place to go

I stopped eating and I started to drink
Just to keep myself from having to think
When I ran out I'd go and get some more
Down at the corner checkout store

Then all of a sudden I realized
I was staring in a pair of beautiful eyes
That was the first time I ever knew
It was way past time to start forgetting you

That's when I fell in love with the checkout girl
I fell in love with the checkout girl
Ever since we met I been doing just fine
And I get a great deal in the checkout line

She gave me her number, said if I was all alone
I could call her up later on at home
I was like a kid, I could hardly wait
To ask that checkout girl for a date

She told me to meet her at a gypsy cafe
We laughed and we danced until the break of day
Talking to her what's all wrong seems all right
And I fell for the checkout girl that night

Now every night I thank the stars above
For sending me someone so sweet to love
Time can heal almost any heart
And the checkout girl gave me my start

That's when I fell in love with the checkout girl
I fell in love with the checkout girl
Ever since we met I been doing just fine
And I get a great deal in the checkout line

Copyright 2003 cris cuddy/socan

Nowhere Town

Written By: Cris Cuddy/S. Anderson

Living in this nowhere town
Can't be sure the world goes 'round
Far as I can see it's standing still
Time flies, the days drag on
Pretty soon a year is gone
It's a crime when life is only time to kill

Downtown, fill 'er up, Cigarettes and coffee cups
Wishin' I had someplace else to be
Billboards and magazines
Photographs and fantasies
Of some far-off world that I might never see

Livin' down this nowhere town, Dying to get away
Hangin' 'round, nowhere bound
Scared I might just stay

People in a nowhere town
They grow up and settle down
They're about as nice as they can be
Guess they've got a different dream
And to them it's everything
But it don't do much for me

Livin' down this nowhere town, Dying to get away
Hangin' 'round, nowhere bound
Scared I might just stay
I'll find a better life someday
Everything will go my way
Hey I'm gonna be...Somewhere living free...

Copyright 2003 cuddy/anderson (socan)

Discography

Come Along Carmelita (Vanishing Castle (CD/VC-44)
Keep The Change/Nowhere Town (2CD/VC-55)
Jeremy Dormouse (Hallucination USA Green Vinyl)
Can a Gorilla Sing the Blues ? (Jungle Jukebox EP)
Who is this Max Mouse Anyway? (Jungle Jukebox LP)
Stilla Gorilla (Jungle Jukebox LP)

Set List

The Cris Cuddy Band perform songs from the three CD's "Come Along Carmelita", "Keep the Change" and "Nowhere Town" plus a small number of cover songs by artists like Mickey Newbury, Jesse Winchester, Tom Russell, RB Morris and the ballads of the Rolling Stones.