The Twisters

The Twisters

BandBluesAmericana

The Twisters are truly "GREAT"; incredible energy, fantastic arrangements, brilliant original material, comical in their patter. A wonderfully engaging swing/blues act that bends the genre into something new and fresh. Everyone leaves their shows feeling amazing.

Biography

Paying dues to the blues tradition, The Twisters swing hard with two inspired vocalists, tightly woven harp & guitar lines, upright bass and a relentless driving rhythm section forging a groove that refuses to be denied.

Each of the members has brought his musical talents and influences to the table, resulting in a potpourri of "Roots Cuisine" guaranteed to satisfy the most discerning palette. From deep in the Mississippi Delta to early Chicago shuffles, from infectious Texas grinders to West Coast jump, funky swamp-soaked Louisiana rhythms, to blues-a-billy swing, The Twisters serve up the goods. Top it all off with strong original compositions and a live show renowned for rockin’ the house and there’s only one thing left… do yourself a favour and see what the storm’s all about when The Twisters blow through your town.

The Twisters, founded in 1994 by harmonica player/vocalist Dave “Hurricane” Hoerl, (originally from San Francisco) have recorded 5 albums, with another one on the way. Signed to the NorthernBlues label in 2006, their debut album for the label is After The Storm. Brandon Isaak, guitarist/vocalist for the band is from Whitehorse, Yukon. He is an exceptional songwriter, and both Brandon and Dave are the principal songwriters as well as vocalists for the Twisters. Most of their material is original. Their signature sound is guitar and harmonica weaving in and out, and they usually trade lead vocals as well as sing harmonies. Joined on upright bass by Keith Picot, an exceptionally talented slap/swing player and Chip Hart on the drums, The Twisters are known as Canada’s top jump/swing blues band, and their current album on the NorthernBlues label, "Come Out Swingin'" released in 2009 has expanded their rootsy sound and material to include some reggae, R&B, and Gospel, along with swing and blues.

Lyrics

She Took Back Her Heart

Written By: David L. Hoerl

She Took Back Her Heart, by David Hoerl

My sweetheart turned sour, my true love has grown false
I was the man of the hour, now I can’t even feel my pulse
It was so unexpected, it took me by surprise
I can’t believe it’s happenin’, I didn’t realize

When she told me it was over, I thought I was fine…
She took back her heart, but she still has mine
She took back her heart, but she still has mine

I shoulda seen it comin’, I shoulda been aware
Just took her for granted, I didn’t think she’d care
That I didn’t have the time it took
To make our love ring true
But now the bell is tollin’
And I’m so sad and blue

When she told me it was over, I thought I was fine…
She took back her heart, but she still has mine
She took back her heart, but she still has mine

She left without a warning, I thought everything was cool
If I’d have paid attention, now I wouldn’t be the fool
I can’t even eat or sleep, the nights drag on so long
Yes I learned the hard way-please listen to my song

Well I guess it’s all over, I didn’t see the signs
She took back her heart, but she still has mine
She took back her heart, but she still has mine

Matter of Time

Written By: Brandon Isaak


Well baby it don’t matter
What you say…
I’m gonna get you
Off my mind someday.

I’m tellin’ you
A true love is hard to find.
It’s just a matter of time till I
Get you off my mind.

I lay awake nights,
Well at least I try.
Cause I can see your smile
Every time I close my eyes.

When the lights are low I still see your eyes
So I sit in the dark and wait for the sunrise
Always thinkin’ bout the things we used to do…
Every woman I see reminds me of you.

( Chorus ) & ( Solo )

I can still hear your voice when I’m
All alone.
Thinkin’ bout you baby makes me wanna
Weep and moan.

( Chorus )

B. Isaak

I Refuse To Get Old

Written By: Hoerl & Isaak

I Refuse To Get Old –Hoerl & Isaak

The sands of time keep fallin’
Time keeps passin’ me by
“ “
The world just keeps on spinnin’ round
This old man ain’t ready to die

I’m the world’s oldest kid
And I feel young at heart
I try so hard to keep in shape
But still I’m fallin’ apart

[Chorus]
Sands of time keep fallin’
Time keeps passin’ me by
The world just keeps on spinnin’ round
But I ain’t ready to die

I’m not gettin’ old, I’m gettin’ better
Yeah, just getting on in years
They say it’s mind over matter
That seems to calm my fears

[Chorus]
[Solo]
Well I just refuse to get old (Stays on the I)
And I’m stickin’ to my guns
I’ve got plenty of life in me
Gonna have lots of fun
Some say I’m just foolish
But the facts are plain and cold
Well I may be a fool
But I ain’t gettin’ old!

Sands of time keep fallin’
Time keeps passin’ me by
“ “
World just keeps on spinnin’ round
But I ain’t ready to die

I feel like I’m still a young man
Cause ain’t ready to die

Party Goin' On

Written By: Brandon & Chris Isaak

They're rejoicing up in Heaven,
There's a party going on.
They just brought home... one of their own,
Yes there's a party going on.

They are dancin' in the Kingdom,
Oh the angels... carry on.
Well they just brought home... one of their own,
And they're readin' from the Book of Psalms.

No more pain and suffrin'
No more tears to cry
No more heartache or misery
And no more mountains to climb

They are dancin' in the Kingdom,
Oh the angels... carry on.
Celebrate this day... to the Lord we pray,
To bless this communion.

(Solo) (Chorus)

That congregation has been waiting,
For this reunion for so long.
Well they just brought home... one of their own.
I said yes there's a party going on.

(Solo) (Chorus)

They are dancin' up in Heaven,
There's a party going on.
Well they just brought home... one of their own,
I said yes there’s a party goin on.
Well they just brought home... one of their own,
I said yes there’s a party goin on.
I said yes there’s a party goin on.
I said listen people…
A party goin on Yeaheaaaaaaaah.

Well now Jesus told me, He's talking me home,
We gonna party from this day on.
We gonna jump and we gonna sing,
Up in Heaven with our King.
By the grace of God, I’ll rest my soul
With my keeper on streets of gold.
Climb aboard that gospel train
We gonna leave this earthly plain.

Theres A Party Goin On

Written By: C. Isaak & B. Isaak

They're rejoicing, up in Heaven,
There's a party, going on.
They just brought home... one of their own,
Yes there's a party going on.

They are dancin', in the kingdom,
Oh the angels... Carry on.
Well they just brought home... one of their own.
And they're readin' from the book of psalms.

No more pain and suffrin'
No more tears to cry
No more heartache or misery
And no more mountains to climb

They are dancin', in the kingdom,
Oh the angels... Carry on.
Celebrate this day... to the Lord we pray,
To bless this communion.

(Solo) (Chorus)

That congregation, has been waiting,
For this reunion, for so long.
Well they just brought home... one of their own.
I said yes there's a party going on.

(Solo) (Chorus)

They are dancin', up in heaven,
There's a party, going on.
Well they just brought home... one of their own,
I said yes there’s a party goin on.
Well they just brought home... one of their own,
I said yes there’s a party goin on.
I said yes there’s a party goin on.
I said listen people…
A party goin on Yeaheaaaaaaaah.

Well now Jesus told me, he's talking me home,
We gonna party from this day on.
We gonna jump and we gonna sing,
Up in Heaven with our King.
By the grace of God, I’ll rest my soul
With my keeper on streets of gold.
Climb aboard that gospel train
We gonna leave this earthly plain.

Discography

2009- Come Out Swingin' (NorthernBlues Music)
2006- After The Storm (NorthernBlues Music)
2004- Live at Harvest Fest (Full Swing)
2002- Long Hard Road (Full Swing)
1996- Fulla Hot Air (Full Swing Records)