Every Mother's Dream

Every Mother's Dream

 Asheville, North Carolina, USA
BandFolkPop

EMD has created their own brand of roots music inspired by various folk-rock, funk, rock & roll, country, pop, and jazz musicians, a little something for everyone, a rocking good time with impressive acoustic guitar work, dreamy vocal harmonies, and inspiring and varied songwriting.

Biography

Over the years, EMD has gained respect in the regional music community with their own fresh brand of roots music inspired by various folk, funk, rock & roll, country, pop, and jazz musicians – a little something for everyone. The band’s front duo, Jay Kaiser and Mandy Carter, bring intelligent and inspiring songwriting to a mix of impeccable acoustic guitar work, dreamy vocal harmonies, and a driving rhythm section. Every Mother’s Dream delivers a rocking good time while maintaining a refreshingly varied set of music. EMD released their second recording as a band in the fall of 2009. The newest recording, Submarine, showcases the band's heavier folk rock side along with its pop sensibility. Submarine boasts EMD's best songwriting and production yet!

The longer story...Jay Kaiser and Mandy Carter have been making music as a pair since 2001. Jay, who was trained in classical guitar at the University of Illinois, moved to Asheville to join a local rock band where Mandy was fresh on the singer/songwriter scene. Noticing the matching stickers on one another’s guitar cases, the two found musical common ground.

Jay and Mandy formed a duo and begin performing their own brand of alternative folk music around the region, blending Jay’s fave’s—60’s rock and 50’s jazz—and Mandy’s influence from more contemporary female folksters.

In 2005, the band became EMD and grew to include Jeff Dewhirst/drums, Joe Bruno/bass, and as an occasional treat, Aimee Sullivan/sax. Now, Every Mother’s Dream, serves up tasty live folk rock shows filled with energy and variety.

Lyrics

Steer

Written By: Mandy Carter, Every Mother's Dream

Spin me around with a blindfold on
and send me packing.
With each step I hold my breath.
Uncertainty can make me crazy

Stillness is my desire
but my pace is racing.
Like a roller derby queen I circle round and push and scream.
It's all about control and not direction

I'm tired of deciding where to go and how we'll ride away from here.
I will lift my hands, and you can steer.

Handing in my resignation
from this madness
You can be the one to choose.
I'm sure there's more than one way out, and I need out.

I'm tired of deciding where to go and how we'll ride away from here.
I will lift my hands, and you can steer.

Backseat riding sometimes makes you open your eyes.
Right now, I feel so alive.

I'm tired of deciding where to go and how we'll ride away from here.
I will lift my hands, and you can steer.

Into the Sun

Written By: Mandy Carter, Every Mother's Dream

Stop the clocks at 3:00pm on a Thursday to mark the end of our old days.
Stepping back into the sun.

Resurrect me from what I've seen.
Beauty be my guide now.
I'm stepping back into the sun.

Holding on to old and gone gets you down.
Moving on, make my own solid ground.

Unmake the bed I've been lying in.
Clothe myself with a thicker skin.
I'm stepping back into the sun.

Twenty years I never heard I was beautiful.
But, I'll be damned, I'm beautiful.
Stepping back into the sun.

Holding on to old and gone gets you down.
Moving on, make my own solid ground.

No more need for silver lining, it's cloudless skies I'm finding.
Stepping back into the sun.

Attitude

Written By: Jay Kaiser, Every Mother's Dream

It's all about attitude.
It's all about gratitude.
It's all about expectation, a little bit of grace, and some sweet sensation.
Am I preaching to the choir - trying to make sense when I'm broke.

It's all about greeting the day.
It's all about seeing my way, from a different point of view.
Looking at me, looking at you, looking at someone in the eye.
Am I preaching to the choir - trying to make sense when I am broke.

You take more than you gave.
You break more than you made.
You're living inside of shame.
You've got no one else to blame.

Luck means nothing.
You're building up a mirror when you're building up yourself.
Am I preaching to the choir - trying to make sense when I'm broke.

You take more than you gave.
You break more than you made.
You're living inside of shame.
You've got no one else to blame.

Discography

"Roots", Jay Kaiser - 1999
"No Complaints with the View", Jay Kaiser and Mandy Carter - 2003
"Big Blend", Every Mother's Dream - 2006
Submarine, Every Mother's Dream - 2009

Set List

Typical EMD sets are from 1 to 2 hours. Sets are crafted to best fit the venue. Festival sets are usually filled with bouncy, jazzy, folk rock tunes. Beautiful ballads are added to the mix for sets in listening rooms. Very few covers are included in each set, but we are not necessarily "anti-cover". You may hear a tune or two by Michael Hedges, The Beatles, Amy Ray, Patty Griffin, or the Police.