Denim Road

Denim Road

 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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Reading about music is like dancing about architecture, so go to our web site at www.denimroad.net to hear the entire Denim Road catalog or check out the tunes in our Sonic Bids EPK. We have included some songs from our upcoming (still unnamed) second CD release. Enjoy!

Biography

Denim Road was formed by Jim Zuzow and George Harp, nearly eight years ago. Always looking to build the best balance of talent and creativity, the band made several personnel changes until the current lineup eventually came to be. George's experience with progressive rock icon Starcastle is evident during his performances, though Denim Road's music could not be farther from that of George's earlier touring band. Craig Ballard, has played percussion for more than forty years, having cut his teeth in Cincinnati band Mad Lydia & Cincinnati Joe. (Craig once spent the night as Miles Davis' houseguest.) Rock solid bassist Robbie Lewis' obsession to play is evident. Robbie performs with several other projects, including jazz, fusion, and gospel groups. Kevin Ross' previous bands include many Top-40, classic rock, R&B and original outfits. He played in funky rock powerhouse I.C.Hot and was the original drummer in the award winning Warsaw Falcons. The newest addition to the band, keyboardist Gary Grawe, has also played for many decades, both on the road and locally. Gary has also performed as a solo artist, which is where he honed his skills to cover multiple parts simultaneously.

Guitarist Jim Zuzow's songs are melodic and harmonically captivating. George Harp's soaring and sensitive vocal interpretations bring the songs to life. The solid, tasteful drumming of Kevin Ross is complimented by percussionist Craig Ballard's energetic, creative, and playful interaction. Bassist Robbie Lewis provides the bottom end sound and soul that anchors the rhythm section and still drives the band. Keyboardist Gary Grawe's solid musicianship is the glue that pulls the tunes together.

Denim Road is music without boundaries. Denim Road is music that is exciting, catchy, soulful, and sincere. Denim Road is fun, upbeat, head bobbing music, rooted in the classic sounds of Memphis, Detroit, New Orleans, Chicago, Philly, New York's 52nd Street and London during the genesis of what is now called "Classic" rock.

The musicians in Denim Road have a rapport that allows each player's individual influences and ideas to elevate the music while still remaining soulful and grounded. Denim Road is adventurous, fun, exciting, tasteful, and heartfelt.

Lyrics

Talk To Me

Written By: Jim Zuzow

“Talk to Me”

Words and music by Jim Zuzow © 2007 All Rights Reserved.

If you’re down crying too
Feeling troubled don’t know
What to do
There’s someone who can
Pull you through
Baby talk to me

When you get lonely
You can’t decide
If you should stay there
Or run away and hide
There’s someone you can rely
Baby talk to me

People talkin’ about nothing
Wasting my time your time too
When all your numbers turn up busy
Baby, I will talk to you

Sit yourself right down
And talk to me, oh yeah

I’ve got good news I wanna share
You’ve got someone baby
Someone who really cares
I’m the one I’ve always been there
Baby talk to me

Sit yourself right down
And figure this thing out
The love you save is not your own
Come on baby there can be no doubt
Get on your feet pick up the phone

People talkin’ about nothing
Wasting my time your time too
When all your numbers turn up busy
Baby, I will talk to you

Perfect Heart

Written By: Jim Zuzow

“Perfect Heart”

Words and music by Jim Zuzow © 2007 All Rights Reserved.

I’d climb a mountain or sail the sea
Give all I own to charity
I would give anything
If I knew just where to start
Trying to find the perfect heart
Still trying to find the perfect heart

I searched the city and the countryside
I searched myself looked deep inside
They say the brightest flame
Can begin with just a spark
Trying to find the perfect heart
Still trying to find the perfect heart

Who can explain this mystery
Why one heart struggles to be free
And a promise made we would
Never be apart
Trying to find the perfect heart
Still trying to find the perfect heart

Discography

Self titled CD "Denim Road" and our 2nd CD "Back To Mexico" are available at CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon and wherever fine music is sold.

Denim Road has been a featured artist at www.classxradio.com (88.9 FM in Cincinnati)

You can listen to full length Denim Road tracks at:

www.myspace.com/denimroadband
www.denimroad.net
www.reverbnation.com/denimroad

Set List

Our set list varies, since we are constantly writing new music. We can arrange sets of any length as needed. Songs range from the 3 or 4 minute length to potential medley's of about 6 to 8 minutes which might include short drum solo or percussion solo. Never too long and we don't always insert the solos. In addition to our sizable original catalog we know at least 75 cover tunes that we can draw on from artists like Jimi Hendrix, Steely Dan, Eric Clapton and many others.

Blue Highway - Denim Road Original

Burbank Blues - Denim Road Original

Denim Road - Denim Road Original

Follow Your Dream - Denim Road Original

Law of Attraction - Denim Road Original

Perfect Heart - Denim Road Original

Perfect Stranger - Denim Road Original

Ready To Fall - Denim Road Original

Percussion Solo/Duet with Black Magic Woman - She's Not There - Santana

Six Degrees of Separation - Denim Road Original

Sweet Soul Survivor - Denim Road Original

Talk To Me - Denim Road Or