Flat Rock Revival

Flat Rock Revival

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Flat Rock Revival plays RAWKIN groove music with a pinch of folktronica.......locally dubbed as "PSYCHE-TRONIC-BLUES-ROCK". Somewhere between Soundgarden and Pink Floyd... FR2 keeps the vibe soothin' and tha booties movin'!!

Biography

With an ever evolving sound, Flat Rock Revival blends their tight, groove oriented rock with a dose of early 90's Seattle tones(Soundgarden,Screaming Trees), modern blues(Widespread Panic,Son Volt) as well as psychedelic-synth sounds(Pink Floyd,Disco Biscuits). Lyrically and vocally, the sound absolutely leans to the traditional folk themes of release and revolution(Bob Dylan,Ani DiFranco)creating a very unique Tennessee rock band.
Matt was of the founding members of one of the Southeast's finer blues-rock bands, Old Union and also served some time on the road with one Murfreesboro TN's finest southern-jam bands Foggy Bottom. FR2 continues to create fresh sounds for those that appreciate the forward progression of todays music while not forgetting those that crafted the unforgettable songs of yesterday.
Though FR2 is quite young as a band, they have already showcased their songs at a few of Nashville's finer live music establishments, including several shows at Exit/In,The Mercy Lounge,3rd & Lindsley and Windows on the Cumberland, while also venturing into other markets such as Knoxville TN, Memphis TN,North Mississippii,Houma LA, Bowling Green KY, Rome GA and several others.

Flat Rock Revival has shared the stage with several great bands over the past two years including Outformation, Tea Leaf Green, RAQ, Old Union, Garage Deluxe, Corleone, H-Beam and others. FR2 has also been invited to do guest radio spots on WRVU 91.1(Vanderbilt Univ.) and WMTS 88.3(MTSU).

Lyrics

Another Shot

Written By: Matt Bridges

Standing under the big top,the circus starts to spin
We stare into the freakshow,but keep our thoughts within
Under the tent we gather with a foundation firm
Three stand strong and pray for an arm,the weight is the lesson learned

A flag was raised on the beach in honor of your name
It seems we owe so much to you for your spirit guiding ways
Lying on our backs that night,after soaking up the sun all day
Never felt the weight that attacks,no need to scratch the itch that day

BUT IF WE RUN,RUN FASTER
IF WE LIVE MAY WE LIVE WISELY

WE MAY NEVER GET A CHANCE
NEVER GONNA DANCE
SHOULD WE CELEBRATE OUR FALL

IF THIS IS REDEMPTION
WE'VE BEEN GIVEN ANOTHER SHOT
IF WE'RE GONNA IT OUR BEST
WE BETTER GIVE IT ALL
GIVE IT ALL WE'VE GOT

So many thanx to you for holding out your hand
A life raft lost at sea in search for dry land
Then we shot a flare so high,that it would show us,where we stand
And not soon enough we found ourselves washed to the sand

IF WE RUN,RUN FASTER
IF WE LIVE,MAY WE LIVE WISELY

WE MAY NEVER GET A CHANCE
NEVER GONNA DANCE
SHOULD WE CELEBRATE OUR FALL

IF THIS IS REDEMPTION
WE'VE BEEN GIVEN ANOTHER SHOT
IF WE'RE GONNA GIVE IT OUR BEST
BETTER GIVE IT ALL
GIVE IT ALL WE'VE GOT....................................................

Alias

Written By: Matt Bridges

Waiting for the bottle to be washed ashore
It was thrown from a sunken ship,that exists no more
Will we get another chance?Will they call us anymore?
It seems the angel has flown with the big guns drawn!

YOU CAN SAY WHAT YOU WANT
THEY'LL NEVER KNOW
SAY WHAT YOU WANT
ONLY YOU CAN KNOW.....IT WAS YOU,ALIAS,ALIAS,ALIAS

You'll burn the bridge,but you cross it first
You set the fire,but leave no trace
Leave the ring around your ankle so tight
You turned the tables of your fate that night

I caught you stealin again from your best friend
The hand that fed you...you had bitten it
we thought by a second chance that we would learn
You lit the candle of which I was burned

YOU SAY WHAT YOU WANT
CUZ,THEY'LL NEVER KNOW
SAY WHAT YOU WANT
ONLY YOU CAN KNOW.....IT WAS YOU,,ALIAS,ALIAS,ALIAS

Can't Stop Now

Written By: Matt Bridges

If fast trains throw their cars
They still help in taking me home
But,if I end up with the slow train blues
I'll jump off quick and maybe lose my shoes

I've been dead for a year or two
Now,how's that for an overview
I gave up trying to save your life
I couldn't save it with my pen,couldn't save with my knife

WILL I EVER FIND
WILL I EVER,WILL I EVER DRAW THE LINE
I CAN'T STOP NOW,CUZ I'M ON A ROLL
IF I FALL OFF I'LL GET BACK ON

I dropped my soul with the ball and chain
I got it back in the hurricane
Maybe the gulf coast could see
Some of the grace my God gave to me

One day....I remember that day
The morning came with a breeze they say
One man came with a warning sign
And the rest of the town then got in line

WILL I EVER FIND
WILL I EVER,WILL I EVER DRAW THE LINE
CAN'T STOP NOW,CUZ I'M ON A ROLL
IF I FALL OFF,I'LL GET BACK ON

Discography

1)"Before They Pulled The Plug"(July 2008)-full length debut on BoonePie Records available online and in indie record stores.Tracks are in rotation on WRLT,Lightning 100.1 in Nashville TN.

2)"The Shadow Lane EP"-tracks from this recording have been spun on WRVU 91.1(Vanderbilt University) as well as WMTS 88.3(Middle Tennessee State University).

3)The new homemade EP(actually it's live)....titled "In Search Of Dry Land" is available online for FREE DOWNLOAD to everyone.The tracks were recorded from the board at Nashville's favorite neighborhood venue,3rd & Lindsley,on April 12th,2007.

Set List

Flat Rock Revival can play anywhere from 30min to 3hrs.One set,split sets,whateva.....ACOUSTIC OR ROCK!!

Original Songs:
Alias
Steppin Out
Opening Day
Left State Blue
Cowboys and Trains In My Veins
Bootleggin Through G-Town
Cant Stop Now
Caught In the Middle
No Snow In Alabama
New Age Monkey
Ghetto Well
Deeper Sound of Sleep
As We Awoke
Fallout
In the Rain
Temporary
A Shot At Redemption
Need A Line
Doubletime
Ran So Low
Gods Megaphone
Dead Weight
Ball Of Life
Raincoat
Kansas
Another Night
The Main Event
Sun Pillow
Dashboard

FR2 focuses on writing and playing their own songs.But they love to play what inspires em'

Covers:
Widespread Panic
Pink Floyd
Green Day
Willie Dixon
Tom Petty
Steve Earle
Elton John
Rolling Stones
ZZ Top
Marvin Gaye