Emily Reece

Emily Reece

BandCountryJazz

In a perfect world, honky tonk swank (aka hillbilly jazz) would be an everyday occurance.

Biography

As the last offspring of an ethics professor and an accomplished classical singer, it was assured that Emily would not fit in with the tastes or mores of her peers. Raised on popular artists of times gone by, she was drawn to all things "Great Depression" and dreamed of being a torch song singer or a card shark.

Emily's siblings introduced her to a new fangled music called rock and roll and she discovered the 1970's. The next decade was filled with botched attempts to learn the guitar and typical 20-something angst but at least country and/or western music became a staple.

Eventually, Emily realized that the key to success really is hard work and has been working at it ever since.

Lyrics

No Regrets

Written By: Emily Reece

Letter came today
Saying that they really want me
Start me me at good pay
Get a credit card and a car
Even get a place not to far from the river
Got everything thing I want but one

Chorus
No regrets, I didn't move to the real city.
No regrets I didn't wear some fancy clothes.
No regrets I didn't got to high class parties.
No regrets cause I'll have you.

Got to answer by Tuesday to prove I'm really serious.
Pack my things away, start to make the rounds.
There's a world of things to do but can't even seem to start them,
Cause everything little thing comes back to you.

Chorus

No, it's not the time line you would choose,
But sometimes even time breaks the rules.
We could play wait and see, but I already know what the end will be.

Chorus

The Best Year

Written By: Emily Reece

Pretty prom queen, like her mother
Boys fantasize.
All the girls long to be her
With those manicured eyes.
It was the best year of her life.

Married when they said to, a paper perfect match.
Now it's ten years since he's touched her and she mourns the life she had.
It was the best year of her life.

Ragged rocker plays at big time
Sure his day will come.
Just the right look, all the right friends , and their party never ends.
It was the best year of his life.

Got a bit part on a small tour,
Sure that fame was here.
He still plays any old bar,
If bourbon's his pay.
It was the best year of his life.

There is plenty to regret, and far more to love.
But what's the use in dreaming, if the best's already gone.
And the best year of my life, is the one in which I'll die.
The best year of my life, is the one in which I'll die.

Stompin' Ground

Written By: Emily Reece

This old stompin' ground is just a steppin' stone.
Someday he'll call up and I'll have finally moved on
One step closer to the dream
If I don't lose my mind by Tennessee.
This old stompin' ground is just a steppin' stone.

This old stompin' ground is just a steppin' stone.
Turned same old, same old so long ago, nothing's left to chance.
Same old bars, same old hype.
Same tired conversations there ain't no life.
This old stompin' ground is just a steppin' stone.

This old stompin' ground is just a steppin' stone.
Gonna don a brand new accent, don a brand new life.
Gonna get so far away, I won't even remember this strife.
This old stompin' ground is just a steppin' stone.
This old stompin' ground is just a steppin' stone.
These old steppin' stones gonna lead me to my stompin' ground.

Discography

Still searching for the magical stream.

Set List

One fourty-five minute set of original sass

with a dusting of
Loretta Lynn
Tom T. Hall
Dolly Parton
Will Oldham
Melanie
Ricky Nelson
Patsy Montana