East Coast Turnaround

East Coast Turnaround

 Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA
BandCountryClassic Rock

The music of East Coast Turnaround is real, raw and honest perspective of the struggles and successes of the working man. Nothing candy coated or cooky-cutter about it. From rockin' to lovin', our emotions are on the line.

Biography

In the beginning…
Chad Fetty was the youngest of two brothers from the hard knock city of Jeannette, Pennsylvania, an area that stood in the shadow of what it once was. He started his singing career as a small child, singing at home or in many local churches throughout the area. Chad Fetty always had music in his heart and received his first guitar at the age of twelve. He then realized what type of music he wanted to play, one pieced together from influences in his life such as The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bruce Springsteen, and Chris Knight. In his early twenties Chad was a part of the apparent local drug scene of the region where he seen all the things that began to bleed out in the lyrics of his gritty yet truthful songs. At the age of twenty five Chad embarked on his acoustic solo career playing at local bars and clubs of the area. He was quick to convert anyone who would lend an ear with his soulful vocals and acoustic sound of music, not only for the people but by the people. Chad then approached his brother, Jason Fetty about starting a band. Jason also had a love affair with music but was apprehensive at learning something new. He was not quick to join his brother but began running sound at all his live performances. It was at one of these shows Chad’s friend Mike Butler Jr. brought his dad, Mike Butler Sr. to check out one of Chad’s acoustic performances. Mike Butler Sr. approached Chad shortly there after about starting up a band. Mike had played guitar for many years in the Marine Corp, but had just recently started to take it more seriously. So their first practice was at Chad’s house in Jeannette, Chad Fetty on rhythm guitar and lead vocals, Mike Butler on lead guitar, and Jason Fetty on bass guitar and background vocals, Bryan Whipkey on drums. With the wheels now spinning East Coast Turnaround decided to add Ray Kuchinka on harmonica in the fall of 2010. Rays life was behind the lens as the bands photographer and graphic artist from the beginning. Then one acoustic session we heard him play his harp and discovered his hidden talent. He was a perfect fit from the range of his passion, to the mood he can set from his subtle yet potent background notes, to his bluesy foot stomping leads which just seem to elevate all levels of the music being made. They honed their musical prowess at many local open mic nights and jam nights in the city. The band had many name changes when first feeling their way through the scene such as, The Chad Fetty Band, The 10-4 Band, The Ponuts, and The All-star Trucker Band. It wasn’t until Mike was listening to a Jim Croce song titled Speedball Trucker. There was a reference to a seventies truck driving term called a west coast turnaround, that’s when a truck driver would take speed long enough to stay awake, then drive to the west coast, turnaround and drive back. They figured since they weren’t from the west coast the band would be called East Coast Turnaround, and the name just stuck. East Coast Turnaround then decided it was time to record their original EP titled Season In Hell. The EP was cut at Soundscape Studios in McKeesport with Doug Kaspar and Chris Batton at the helm. After many along night in the studio the band had finally captured their raw yet powerful sound and the push was on. They spent most of 2010 on a local touring spree and in March won the Pittsburgh Hard Rock battle of the bands which helped them receive some local recognition. Thus giving them opportunities to open for national recording artists such as Charlie Daniels, Leon Russell, Blackberry Smoke and many more. In The Spring Of 2011 the band made a line up change adding new drummer and percussionist Tim Penska, whose hard rock roots added a strong backline to their already gritty sound. With a lot of hard work we have come up with "our own sound" labeled by a fan as "Trucker Rock". Their original songs are poignant gritty stories from real life. In April of 2011 East Coast Turnaround signed on to be part of the Cash Box Records. Now with the players in place and the rough times getting rougher this band of unlikely brother’s story is just beginning.

Lyrics

Outta My Head

Written By: Chad Fetty

Outta My Head

Chorus:
O Outta my head
That’s where I wanna be
Outta my head now
That’s the only place for me
Love being high now
Hate feeling low
Outta my head now
That’s the only place to go

Take a little morphine
I’ll take it on a drip
Take a little morphine
Take me on a little trip
So I cut some lines out
To straighten me up
The only thing it did now
Was really fuck me up

Chorus:
Outta my head
That’s where I wanna be
Outta my head now
That’s the only place for me
Love being high now
Hate feeling low
Outta my head now
That’s the only place to go
Let’s go

You said you wanted flowers
I bought you lemonade
It doesn’t much matter
I was smoking purple haze
I hit a couple bumps yea
O On the way in
So I’m flying high now
Just like Shooter Jennings did

Chorus:
Outta my head
That’s where I wanna be
Outta my head now
That’s the only place for me
Love being high now
Hate feeling low
Outta my head now
That’s the only place to go

Chorus:
Say outta my head
That’s where I wanna be
Outta my head now
That’s the only place for me
Love being high now
Hate feeling low
Outta my head now
That’s the only place to go

Chorus:
Say outta my head
That’s where I wanna be
Outta my head now
That’s the only place for me
Love being high now
Hate feeling low
Outta my head now
That’s the only place to go

Say outta my head
That’s where I wanna be

Someone call the doctor think I might of OD’ed

Where's My Sunshine

Written By: Chad Fetty

Where’s My Sunshine

Take another pill just forget where I’m going and where I’ve been
Cut another line just to ease my mind of these thoughts I had again
Keep walking further but it always seems I end up running back
With my boots so deep I can barley see my tracks

So where’s my sunshine
Where’s my sunshine

With the light so bright I can barley squint my eyes
At the end of that tunnel I finally realize
That’s a train barreling down on my life
And I don’t think I can make it one more night

So where’s my sunshine
Where’s my sunshine

So where’s my sunshine
Where’s my sunshine

So where’s my sunshine
Where’s my sunshine

Where’s my sunshine
Where’s my sunshine

Where’s my sunshine
Where’s my sunshine

Now I blow my mind every time I find another piece that I lost
At the end of that day you gotta ask yourself is it really worth the cost
I look in the mirror and lines is all that I see
And the truth is staring back at me

So where’s my sunshine
Where’s my sunshine

So where’s my sunshine
So Where’s my sunshine

Where’s my sunshine
Where’s my sunshine

Where’s my sunshine
Where’s my sunshine

Where’s my sunshine
Where’s my sunshine

Cadillac, Cadillac

Written By: Chad Fetty

Cadillac, Cadillac

Well if daddy drove a Coupe Deville
Wouldn’t live way back in the hills
In the city where the good girls run
Drinking beer and really having fun
Well if daddy drove a Coupe Deville
Make his living from a whiskey still
Standing high upon the mountain top
Let the lightning flow with every drop

Chorus:
Now Cadillac, Cadillac
Ease my mind
Daddy’s a running a right on time
Cadillac, Cadillac
Moonlight shine
Heading for the county line

Now twenty years when the still went dry
Had to find a way to survive
So I mixed a little Meth with Amphetamine
The people came around if you know what I mean
Got their teeth falling out
Crawling out of their skin
You know that they’ll be coming back again
They say that Jesus saves well so do I
Gottem lining up to the mountain high

Chorus:
Now Cadillac, Cadillac
Ease my mind
Daddy’s a running a right on time
Cadillac, Cadillac
Moonlight shine
Heading for the county line

Chorus:
Now Cadillac, Cadillac
Ease my mind
Daddy’s a running a right on time
Cadillac, Cadillac
Moonlight shine
Heading for the county line

Chorus:
Now Cadillac, Cadillac
Ease my mind
Daddy’s a running a right on time
Cadillac, Cadillac
Moonlight shine
Heading for the county line

I said I’m heading for the county line
I said I’m heading for the county line

Only You

Written By: Chad Fetty

Only You

Headed down that lost highway
Running from my past
Just looking for forgiveness
Is that to much to ask
It’s a long road to heaven
And a short road to hell
The way my life’s been going
Don’t know if I can tell

Chorus:
When she says
I will always love you
No matter what you do
I can take away your fears now
These tears I cry for you
Only you
Only you

It’s been ten long years now
Since I seen your smiling face
The way the sunlight hits it
You’re my saving grace

Chorus:
When she says
I will always love you
No matter what you do
I can take away your fears now
These tears I cry for you
Only you
Only you
Only you
Only you

Headed down that lost highway
Stopped running from my past
I finally found forgiveness
It was in my arms at last
It’s a long road to heaven
Cause you know I’ve been through hell
With you by my side now
You know that I can tell

Chorus:
When she says
I will always love you
No matter what you do
I can take away your fears now
These tears I cry for you
Only you
Only you
Only you
Only you

Love, Life & Murder

Written By: Chad Fetty

Love, Life, & Murder

Cards are played to win
Women have always lived in sin
Gods love to gamble
See what the midnight rambles

Chorus:
Got love, life, and murder
Twenty years that’s the way I heard
I said love life and murder
Nothing comes for free
Said nothing comes for free
Said nothing
Comes for free

Ball and chain can’t hold me down
Eight by tens like my hometown
Making my money like a dying breed now
Five shots down got one left for me

Chorus:
I got love, life, and murder
Twenty years that’s the way I heard
I said love life and murder
Nothing comes for free
Said nothing comes for free
Said nothing
Comes for free
Got love life and murder

The clock it melts upon the wall
Hopes and dreams start to fall
South of heaven comes to life
Wished he’d never killed my wife

Chorus:
I got love, life, and murder
Twenty years that’s the way I heard
I said love life and murder
Nothing comes for free
Said nothing comes for free
Said nothing
Comes for free
Got love life and murder

Got Love
Found life
Committed Murder
Committed Murder
Committed Murder

Found love
Got life
Committed murder

Discography

EP SEASON IN HELL / 1. ONLY YOU, 2. CADILLAC, CADILLAC , 3. LOVE LIFE AND MURDER, WHERE'S MY SUNSHINE (REACHED #3 ON CASHBOX COUNTRY SINGLES CHART), OUTTA MY HEAD.
JUST LIKE THE ROLLING STONES (SINGLE PLAYED WDVE)
CURENTLY IN STUDIO RECORDING FULL LENGTH CD, STILL UNTITLED

Set List

East Coast Turnaround
Set List # 1

Midnight Special

6th Ave. Heartache

*Neon Church

What Its Worth

Brown Eyed Girl

*Stronger

Wagon Wheel

Fire On The Mountain

Mississippi Mud

*51

*Love Life & Murder

Last Kiss

The Ride

Soulshine

East Coast Turnaround
Set List # 2

*Outta My Head

*Like The Rolling Stones

What I like About You

*Southbound 75

Lets Get It On

Mustang Sally

Keep on Smilin’

*Say Yeah

Good Ol’ Boys

Suspicious Minds

Blue Suede Shoes

Tender Years

East Coast Turnaround
Set List # 3

*Music Man

4th Of July

Chicken Fried

Purple Rain

East Boundin’ Down

*Cadillac Cadillac

Folsom Prison

*Only You

Can’t You See

Slow Ride

*Where’s My Sunshine

* Denotes original music

Extra Songs

Sympathy for the Devil

These Arms Of Mine

The Letter

Framed

Wild Nights

Ice Ice Baby

Super Freak Medley